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Apps to help you unwind

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 by

Have you been feeling a little stressed out lately? Whether you’re not sleeping well or you’re just feeling run off your feet in general, it’s important to take care of your mental health. While some stress is healthy (it helps us respond to danger or other challenges) too much can have a negative effect on our wellbeing. In fact, the Australian Government’s Health Direct website advises that if stress is greater than our ability to cope, it can lead to physical and mental health issues and cause problems with relationships and work.

So, how can we make our mental health a priority and take steps to manage our stress more effectively? We’ve rounded up five handy smartphone apps that can give you a hand. It’s all about developing habits to improve our wellbeing, so let’s dive in and unwind!

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Set up your workspace the ergonomic way

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 by

You’ve heard of “economics”, but what about “ergonomics”? Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Safe Work Australia estimates the cost of work-related injury and disease to be a whopping $61.8 billion per year, so it’s a vital practice that should be done at home as well as the workplace.

Chances are that you still spend a significant amount of time on a computer, whether it’s for completing errands like email correspondence or doing the weekly online grocery shop online, or for recreational reasons such as watching videos or playing games. However, if your workplace doesn’t involve daily work at a computer, chances are that you’ve never had anyone walk you through computer-related ergonomics to apply to your computer setup both at work and at home. Improper computer use can lead to eye strain, headaches and a whole slew of muscle and joint problems including the dreaded lower back pain, so that’s a problem that needs to be solved!

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