fatigue

A 12-post collection


During the summer you get the chance to talk to a lot more people and catch-up on the trivia. One subject that came up this week was “Mondays”. Some people loathe, others love them. On the first category in the small sample that we surveyed were mainly young and single or single”ish”. This group attributed their mental fatigue to their job, call center and telemarketing (most of the ones we talked to) related that their job was stressing and consumed all their energy leaving them tired during the week. Something that suddenly was gone by Friday… and Saturday only...

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Summer is usually associated with holidays, beach, pool, mountains, relaxation and the inevitable heat. In most urban settings, for those that haven’t yet gone on holidays or have returned, the temperature changes can be a real challenge since you change settings quite often with over 10º changes. As you go about your day on a hot summer day and you enter and exit stores, offices, environment temperature changes abruptly and stress your body. On the other hand, family holidays can add with some added stresses such as managing family relations and if so happens young children. This can get...

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Changing your workplace into a safe, comfortable and productive environment can begin with ergonomics. If you understand how a product, layout or design can be improved to suit those that use it, you can create a positive and admirable workplace. Effective ergonomics is not only beneficial for productivity and employee engagement, but it is critical in reducing pain and fatigue among office workers. 1. Rest your eyes Throughout your working day, your eyes are constantly working hard. Without the correct care, it can result in serious eye strain and fatigue; in order to prevent this, it is important to give...

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The title raises a first question: Can we call an athlete to someone who plays video games? The answer is yes! For one, both e-gamers and professional athletes dedicate many hours practicing their sport either in personal skills or team performance with their teammates devoting every waking moment to making themselves better at their prospective aspirations. A very important note, they make a living out of video games going from just over $115k to more than $506k for the top player, with the average being $218k. If we look at how many young people dream of playing video games for...

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A recent paper titled “It Is Time to Get Some Rest,” by Manel Baucells, a professor at UVA’s Darden School of Business, and Lin Zhao of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing used insights from the pacing and race techniques used in Olympic Sports to suggest how employees working under different conditions can manage their breaks to maximize performance and hence avoid fatigue, burnout and other overwork associated problems. Mentally fatigued and overworked teams tend to experience greater probabilities of depression and physical health problems, lower life quality and satisfaction, and negative impacts on their family life. Work...

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