Whether you’ve stayed at work or have been working from your home office for the last few months, hand and wrist injuries are the most common workplace injury in Australia, accounting for 8,000 hospital admissions annually - and an even greater amount in those not requiring admissions.
Now more than ever, with quarantines and social distancing in full force, our digital device use is skyrocketing. As adults, we’re relying on our smartphones to communicate with our friends and loved ones (as well as fill those spare moments), and our laptops to work remotely. For kids, with homeschooling conducted via computers and tablets, they are just as vulnerable to spending hours staring down at a screen, or lurching their necks forward towards the monitor.
If your younger kids are anything like ours, they stuff their backpacks to the brim with not just school books but sports gear, sports shoes, lunch boxes - and what feels like bricks. Lugging around a heavy and bulky backpack can cause back, neck and shoulder pain. With many of our kids walking a considerable distance to and from school - and not to mention between classes - we thought we’d share what good backpack wear looks - and what to avoid.
Your post-baby belly ‘pouch’ may have nothing to do with “stubborn weight that won’t shift”, as many women describe it to us, and much more to do with the separation of your abdominal muscles. With an estimated one in two women experiencing diastasis recti during and after pregnancy, today we’re shedding the light on what it is, and how to manage it safely.