By now, you have probably heard of the studies that say sitting all day is as bad for you as smoking. Some researchers suggest that all of us office workers should stand while we go about our routines. Scientists at the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab in Laval, Quebec's Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital took a close look at this issue. They hooked some volunteers up to sensors and then had them complete such office tasks as typing. Some volunteers sat and typed; the others walked on a treadmill. Interestingly, those persons who sat felt increasing discomfort in their upper bodies. The typists on the treadmill, in contrast, had less pain. The working theory is the standing typists were using their muscles more harmoniously. This led to less fatigue in the upper body. The researchers note, however, that is not likely anyone could stand all day and still be effective. They are now trying to figure out what is the optimal amount of time to stand versus sit while at work in an office. While we wait for those results, we could adopt something simple like always standing or walking while on the telephone, for example. This could make you healthier and also lead to much shorter phone calls.
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Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.