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How to Keep Your Company Afloat in an Uncertain Economy with Ergonomic Productivity Innovations

July 27, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By: Suzanne Gainey In uncertain economic times the last thing you want to be worried about is how you will provide for workers’ compensation, the associated rising medical costs, and the potential cost of losing an injured employee from your crew altogether due to more extreme work related injury or disability.  Ergonomic productivity innovations could very well be something you haven’t thought much about.  Maybe it is time to be proactive, rather than reactive, with worker injury and fatigue related stresses that could be mitigated or altogether avoided with the proper ergonomic solutions. Did you realize that according to the… Continue Reading →

Should I really be concerned about the comfort and happiness of my work force?

July 20, 2017 — Blog

By Suzanne Gainey Common sense tells us that workers who are not under physical or mental stress are more likely to be efficient at work and potentially more satisfied with their job. In fact, statistics have proven, again and again, that happy employees are more productive and successful in their jobs. For example, happy salespeople sell 37% more, have fewer sick days, are 12% more productive, and tend to stay in their jobs longer. Having a positive work experience can increase morale, improve work-life balance, increase overall physical health, and have a positive impact on your business at large. There… Continue Reading →

Why a Standing Desk Won’t Solve All Your Ergonomic Problems

July 13, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

It’s true. You can have too much of a good thing. Take for example carrots, water or exercise. We can agree that each of these three things are very good for you. But, did you know that if you eat too many carrots your skin could become discolored from too much beta-carotene? Likewise, drinking too much water can cause a dilution of sodium in your blood creating an electrolyte imbalance and too much exercise can harm the effectiveness of your immune system and muscle recovery as well as increase fatigue. The same is true for standing desks. While there is… Continue Reading →

Forget About ‘Absenteeism’; ‘Presenteeism’ May be Killing Your Workforce Productivity

July 6, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By Suzanne Gainey Did you know that 3 out of 4 American workers describe their work as stressful?  Not only is workplace stress affecting your employees, but it is affecting the bottom line of your company.  Workplace stress is costing employers an estimated $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, workers compensation, medical insurance, and other stress-related expenses.  While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with productivity and performance at work.  This can also have serious impact on the physical and emotional health of your workers. Data from FDU tells us that employees typically work… Continue Reading →

How Productive is Your Workforce, Really?

June 29, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By Suzanne Gainey, SATECH, Inc. Productivity in the workplace has been a topic of interest for years. Focus on this area doesn’t seem to be slowing down, but rather ramping up across almost every industry. Technology has been a factor in measuring workplace production value with computers, spreadsheets, and software that measure key data. With this factor in play, productivity in the workplace is not a topic that businesses can ignore anymore. Today, we will touch on a couple of the key topics within the realm of workplace productivity and provide ideas to help get you started with increasing worker… Continue Reading →

Novice to Professional – Everything You Need to Take Your Running to the Next Level

June 22, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Whether you are a savvy runner looking for professional training tips, or a beginner looking for motivation to get started with a new workout routine we hope we covered it for you in our running series here at the SmartCells Cushioning Technology blog. In case you missed anything, here are the links to our series. Put Your Best Foot Forward: An 8 Part Series on Feeling Your Best While Running http://www.smartcellsusa.com/put-best-foot-forward-8-part-series-feeling-best-running/ 5 Tips for Training Like a Professional Athlete by Suzanne Gainey http://www.smartcellsusa.com/5-tips-to-train-like-pro-athlete/ How to Get Started Running for People Who “Can’t” by Suzanne Gainey http://www.smartcellsusa.com/get-started-running-people-cant/ The Secret to Enjoying… Continue Reading →

7 Effective Stretches for Runners

June 8, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Are you confused about stretching? Do you struggle with remembering to stretch every time you do your workout? If you are anything like me, you may wonder how many, and which stretches to do before or after a run or workout. There are several schools of thought in the running community regarding stretching. Some feel it isn’t necessary to stretch before a run and only stretch when recovering after their run. Others stretch before and after their workouts. And then there are some who don’t stretch much at all or forget to stretch entirely. No matter where you fall in… Continue Reading →

How to Stay Motivated to Run When You Don’t Want To

June 6, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Let’s be honest, most of us don’t really like running. I’m one of those people. I would rather be in the gym lifting weights, and if I absolutely must do cardio, I would rather opt to ride a bicycle or use the elliptical. When I was asked to write this article, I knew I had to go to the source. That place deep down inside of me that I seldom share with other people. There I could find the “why” behind my disdain for running; and I did. Ultimately, I don’t really like running because I don’t feel like I… Continue Reading →

How to Completely Change the Way You Think About Running

May 25, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By Ashley Baker I know it may sound twisted to some, but I love running. I love having that mental conversation with myself to see if I can push that extra half a mile, or pick up my speed to beat my average pace by 10 seconds. I love setting goals and seeing hard work and dedication pay off. I have my good days of running where I make it 5 miles no problem, but I also have my days where I struggle to make it 1 or 2 miles and I am left feeling defeated, wanting to quit. No… Continue Reading →

The Secret to Enjoying Lifelong Running

May 18, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By lifelong novice runner Bryce Betteridge, SmartCells CEO What have I learned as a novice runner all my life? Let me begin by telling you that no, I am not a ‘serious’ runner-marathoner type— I just run to feel good. Now that I am 63, I have had to deal with a few more twists along the way compared to when I was 33. The first thing I encountered was knee pain in my early 40’s and my doctor said, ‘you are over 40, you should not be running every day, your joints need more time to recover between your… Continue Reading →

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