Working from home could be a pain: How to avoid poor posture and aches

first_img(WBNG) — With stay-at-home orders in place, many people are working from home. Getting up and taking breaks is important too, not only for your body, but for your mind. Local chiropractor Dr. Michael Rouhana has some tips on how to help. Avoid working on the couch or in bed, because that can lead to slouching. So once you clock out, getting a quick workout in can help you too. First, he says to create a desk at home. “So you don’t sit in the same spot for hours at a time and have one ankle crossed over the other. It just puts uneven stress on the muscles,” said Dr. Rouhana. “You want to try to keep your head level and your eye level forward and not looking down or looking up because that will strain the muscles of the neck and upper-mid back and create tension,” he said. “Stay strong, not just physically but mentally. Obviously one affects the other,” said Dr. Rouhana.center_img Doctors say basic exercise can also help out with posture and back pain. Keeping your feet on the floor and not crossed will also help relieve some strain. “That happens when the shoulders drop in front of the chest and the head tilts forward. And that puts an extreme curve on the spine and also places stress on the neck,” said Dr. Rouhana. Without being in a typical office set-up, you may experience poor posture or back pain. “They sound simple, but a lot of us fall victim to not doing those things,” he said. Dr. Rouhana suggests elevating your computer or laptop monitor so the top of it meets your line of sight. But having your office in your dining room or living room is not ideal.last_img read more

Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to undergo Phase III clinical trials in Bandung

first_imgA potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech is set to have its Phase III clinical trials in Bandung, West Java, the national COVID-19 task force revealed on Tuesday.Padjajaran University Medical School professor Kusnandi Rusmil said he hoped the vaccine could pass the third phase as early as next January.“We are very optimistic. We expect the clinical trial to be completed in January with a total of 1,620 samples tested,” he said in a press conference on Tuesday, following a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “Hopefully, it could be followed with immediate distribution by the Health Ministry.”Read also: Potential COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Indonesia for clinical trialIn the same press conference, Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) head Penny Lukito said the current phase was crucial and could make or break the vaccine.“This is the most important and advanced phase, meaning that we are close to actually producing the vaccine,” she said, adding that the BPOM had ensured the validity of all testing protocols.State-owned pharmaceutical holding company PT Bio Farma president director, Honesti Basyir, said the company expected to distribute 40 million doses of the vaccine per year as soon as the government authorized its widespread usage.“We plan to expand it to 250 million doses per year,” he said.According to the official government count, Indonesia has 88,214 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 4,239 deaths as of Monday.Topics :last_img read more


first_imgThe stunning Crystal Symphony docked at Moville. Pic for Donegal Daily by Aisling McKinney.More than 800 tourists have sailed into Donegal today after a massive cruise ship docked at Lough Foyle.The liner, the Crystal Symphony, is an American-based six star ship.Our picture of the liner was taken by Donegal Daily reader Aishling McKinney from Greencastle village. The ship has been docked at Moville.Locals have been lining the shorefront to take pictures of the stunning ship.Some of the tourists will be coming to Donegal while others will be traveling into Derry and others to Giants Causeway in Antrim for the day.At least two other huge liners are due to sail into Killybegs in the coming days.  MASSIVE CRUISE SHIP BRINGS HUNDREDS OF TOURISTS FLOWING INTO DONEGAL was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cruiserCrystal Symphonydonegalmovillelast_img read more