by Sal Chavez, MSEd, LAT, ATC Staying physically active and fit can have a positive impact on your life. Check! This is an expected adage from an athletic trainer, but how often do you consider your mental strength in tandem with your physical strength? Mental strength and toughness can be
by Dakota Cool, ATC At the end of a long shift or busy workday, leaving time for our bodies to recharge is vital for the next day’s work. Regular physical activity can do wonders for the human body, but let’s not neglect our mental health as well! When our brains
by Lyman Drown, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS It’s the end of a long work week (or worse, it’s only Wednesday). You’re exhausted, fatigued, and just a bit depressed from being trapped at work all week. You’re in need of recharging. Typically, when we need to recharge an electronic device we
by Marta Barkova PT, DPT As injury prevention specialists, being eco-minded comes with the territory. How’s that, you ask? Since the healthcare industry is responsible for about 10% of the national greenhouse gas emissions, it’s an eco-minded task to simply try to keep people out of that system. But let’s
by Omar Fercha, LAT, ATC A lawyer told a judge, “My client is trapped inside a penny.” The judge said, “What?” The lawyer said, “He’s in a cent.” I’ll wait until you’re done rolling in laughter (or at least rolling your eyes). Humor is amazing. Not only because humor makes
by Savannah Peters, MS, ATC, LAT When you think of a healthy person, what do you visualize first in your mind? Weight, skin, posture, or dietary traits perhaps? These traits put us on the right track for a healthy lifestyle, but it takes much more than a physically healthy body
by Sydney Lopez, ATC Are you ever so busy you become grumpy with a growling stomach and headache? Did you possibly forget to eat, or worse, ignore your body’s hunger signals in order to get a job done? Industrial athletes lead busy lives and have jobs which require lots of
by WRNW ‘Tis the season for giving! With the holiday countdown swiftly approaching zero, are you ready? Have all preparations been made? Year over year, the time seems to come on more quickly. Yet, there are few better ways to spread love and cheer during the holidays than by giving.
by Amelia Meigs, MS, ATC As an industrial athlete, the holiday season can be one of the busiest times of year. Your work may be ramping up to meet increased demand. There can be joyous moments with family and friends and also tough moments of loss, heartbreak, or mismatched expectations.
by Amelia Meigs, ATC Work Right has a mission to put a dent in healthcare. This dent has workplace injury prevention at its core – keeping you physically safe and healthy while you do your job. But what about mental health? This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. So let’s