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Across all industries, musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are a leading cause of worker’s compensation claims, making up 50-60% of all cases in Canada. Back and upper-extremity MSIs are the most frequently reported, and, ultimately, the costliest. The situation in Alberta is no exception to this.
Delivering babies is no easy job; not only is it psychologically demanding, but also very physical in nature, often leaving doctors in discomfort. These discomforts can result in injury if left untreated or if job factors are not changed.
Part 1 in a series by Linda Miller
When I started my journey as an endurance athlete, one of the things I learned quickly was that everyone has different nutritional needs for training and racing, depending on the activity, the length of the activity, the intensity, the weather, and individual digestive ability and needs. Some athletes prefer liquid calories in the form of gels and sports drinks – others need solid foods. Some of us sweat A LOT and require much more salt intake than others or the average person not engaged in such a high level of activity in the heat. It took me a few years to gather the information to understand all of this. But as it turns out, I still had a lot to learn about nutrition.
Mental health problems or illness is one of the top three drivers leading to short or long term disability claims in Canada, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in the workplace needs to be a top priority for all.
Learn to recognize signs of mental illness in a co-worker, friend or even yourself with these helpful tips.
I use my iPhone before bed to research projects and read the news. Who am I kidding, the reality is, I’m on Instagram and playing candy crush! But I can’t sleep. Researchers have indicated that blue light from these devices before bed might be bad for sleep.
What is blue light?
Blue Light occurs naturally in our environment. In fact, blue light is responsible for the color of the sky. But not all blue light is created equal.
Artificial blue light is emitted from iPhones, tablets, computers etc. and has higher concentrations of blue light versus natural light. Researchers have identified the blue light emitted from these devices has an alerting effect and disrupts circadian rhythms.