Does stretching prevent injuries?
There has traditionally been a back and forth as to whether stretching is good or bad for you. I would like to clear this up. We will look at two different types of stretches that are most commonly prescribed; Static stretching and Dynamic Stretching. Static stretching is when you stand, sit or lie still and hold a single position for period of time. Dynamic stretches are active movements where joints and muscles go through a full range of motion,usually used before exercise as a warm-up.
According to Deloitte an average Irish person picks up his or her smartphone 55 times per day to call, send a message, seek entertainment or just chill. Deloitte states that we are more and more aware of our over-reliance on our phones and that we are making conscious efforts to reduce screen time. Yet on the other hand, smart phones keep on adding new functionalities – like payment – that make it hard to put the device down more often.
Frequently our clients ask us to list the benefits of ergonomics at work, preferably with facts and numbers. We usually start by giving them anecdotal evidence based upon experiences with previous clients. But when we notice that they want to hear more, we will take them through some influential ergonomics research reports.