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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! During holiday seasons, many of you might be on the road driving.  When your hands are on the steering wheel, don't listen to your driving instructor by placing your left and right -hands on 10 O'clock and 2 O'clock position, respectively.  This might be the correct way of driving.  However, it is not ergonomically justified.  It is better to place your hands on  7 O'clock and 5 O'clock position instead in an ergonomic sense because your arms are not reaching forward.  
Be safe on the holidays!

Why Winter is Easier To Get Injured

Do you notice that you get injured more easily in the winter than in the summer? It is definitely make sense why you get injured more easily in the winter than in the summer.  It is because your muscle temperature is lower in the winter and thus they tend to be more stiff.  This is particularly obvious when you first wake up in the morning.  Therefore, it is very important for us to do more warm up exercises and stretching in the early morning before we go to work.  For instance, plank exercise can help strengthen the core muscles.  This can help prevent back injuries.  For those who sit at an office for a long period of time, strengthening your core muscles by doing plank exercise can help prevent back injuries.  Combining plank exercise with leg lunges can further lower the risk.  If you sit at an office for a long period of time, your lumbar spine must sustain your entire upper body weight.  If your core muscles become strong, your odds of getting lower back injuries could be sign…