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Hangin’ (Mentally) Tough

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

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Game On: Power Up With Video Games

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

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Disconnect to Reconnect: Unplugging in the Great Outdoors

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

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Eco-Minded Work

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

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Laughter: The Original Pain Reliever

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

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Relationship Fitness

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

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Good Vibes Only

by Aaron Weidman, MS, ATC, CEAS We’ve all been there. It’s Tuesday in the middle of January, the sun is setting at 4:30pm. It’s dark when you go to work and it’s dark when you leave. You have a 10+ hour shift headed your way and you’re over it. This

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Attuned to Food

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

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The Best of 2022

by WRNW With a new year in sight, it’s time to reflect on things past and those that are to come in 2023! To do that, we take you back to Work Right’s most popular topics from the past year. Which were your favorites? As you read or re-read (click

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The Cycle Of Giving

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.

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Holiday Break

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.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness

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

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