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Sitting in front of your computer

I know we’ve talked about this before, but it bears repeating. In years past when good ergonomic positioning was taught it was taught that a person’s hips, knees and ankles should all be at 90 degree angles. This was thought to be good positioning, so a good ergonomic chair was one that put you in Read More

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Thank you!!!

Thanks everyone for taking part in the great sale for Descaid! I hope you enjoy it! It teaches some basic movements, stretches, exercises to do while you are working on the computer and reminds you to do them. You can also do what others have done and use it to remind you of the 20/20/20 Read More

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Vision at the computer

Staring at a computer for hours can cause eye strain. If you are getting headaches, eye strain may be the cause. Be sure and start with an eye exam. There are things you can do to help prevent eye strain too! One thing to do is minimize glare whether it’s from outside or lighting inside. Read More

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What is the best chair?

Someone asked me today, what is the best chair for working at a desk? There isn’t one perfect chair for everyone. First of all, I would sit in different chairs and find out which one feels the most comfortable. It’s important to have good lumbar (low back) support for the natural curve we have in Read More

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Coming Soon!

Stay tuned to for a super opportunity for you and your family, friends and co-workers! In the mean time remember to MOVE! Sitting for long periods makes your muscles tight and stiff and can contribute to many illnesses including heart disease. It’s easier to prevent than to get rid of health problems. Thanks for reading!

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Here come the Holidays!

Winter is setting in and the holidays with all of the holiday food are here. It can make it more difficult to take very good care of your body this time of year. DESCAID is a great way to be reminded to take care of your body in easy ways that don’t take extra time Read More

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Top 3 Core for Low Back

There is a lot of information floating around about what is best for your low back.  Many things we do are because someone else told us it was good or we heard from someone at the gym we should do this exercise.  With all the great technology out there we now have research that measures Read More

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Comments from DESCAID users

What are people saying who have used Descaid? “I have fewer headaches and less neck pain.”  Jennifer – Development Manager “I highly recommend this innovative and helpful service for busy professionals or those otherwise attached to computers for hours on end.  And as a new mommy of twins, it’s so easy to neglect myself and Read More

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Posture at the Computer

There are lots of great ergonomic chairs out there and most people know that sitting with hips, knees and ankles at 90 degree angles is beneficial.  However, sitting that way is beneficial if all you are doing is sitting for 5 or 10 minutes.  Who sits for only 5 or 10 minutes?  What’s more important Read More

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The Sitting Disease

Most of us spend time in front of computers these days whether it’s at work or at home.  So much time is spent sitting that researchers have now coined the term ‘Sitting Disease’.  Most of us think of getting a sore neck, shoulders or back from the poor postures we get into while engrossed in Read More

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DESCAID’s Kickoff Blog!

Creating DESCAID (pronounced desk aid) has been quite a process, so it is especially exciting to have it all come together and have you reading my first blog!

For years I have taught my patients what they can do to help themselves since most of our aches and pains come from doing the same motions throughout the day. When I asked my patients if they were doing their stretches they often said they did, but only on the rare occasion they remembered to do them. This rare occasion was usually when they were in pain, though on the even rarer occasion they remembered them without the pain reminder, they reported the stretches and movements were great and really worked!

The other thing I know about myself and most people is that there is not one more minute in the day to add something new in. It’s just not realistic to give the average person even 20 minutes worth of exercises or stretches to do every day. That’s why I teach people what they can do while they are working or playing on their computer.