Gymba's Blog

A perfect home office – what do you need?
Summer holiday season is over and once again it’s time to return to offices and home offices. After a small break many of us look at our working spaces with new eyes and want to make esthetic or ergonomic changes. Quite large part of office workers works either entirely or partly from home office. In this blog I will give you tips on how to maintain and improve well-being when working remotely, specifically from the ergonomic perspective. Remote work is has come to stay but the laws about employer’s responsibilities of taking care of the home office’s ergonomics aren’t unambiguous so that quite typically falls on the employees. 
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Posture – how does it affect your well-being?
“Posture is also a result of self-discipline. With a little strength of will, you can correct your posture before it comes a bad habit, which gradually crystallizes into physical deficiency.” – an amusing description from a book called “Every woman’s book” that was published in Finland in 1945. The book talks about the importance of good posture and how much posture tells about us, and gives tips on how to improve and maintain good posture with exercise. For this blog Malla Helenius, a long-time physiotherapist, was interviewed. Her heart beats when she’s able to improve people’s well-being and quality of life with her work. Her core competence is to see the essential things about posture and movement, as well as the ability to guide gently by observing and listening. This blog focuses on the importance of posture and gives tips on how to help good posture.
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The importance of ergonomics in office work
Why ergonomics shouldn’t be underestimated or neglected? This blog text focuses on the importance of ergonomics as a matter affecting overall well-being, especially in an office environment. This is something that might sound obvious, but it rarely is. Hanna Ojutkangas (en ergonomic expert from ErgoFinland) has also been interviewed for this blog.
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Take care of your brain

International Brain awareness week made me remember how important it is to take care of our brain and how comprehensively the well-being of our brain affects everything in our lives. I have been concerned about the increasing use of digital devices and what it does to our brain. Brain researcher, Riitta Hari, has said that a person and their brain need company. But if – and when – the physical encounters and interactions continue to decrease how all this will affect the health of our brain and overall well-being?

Another important topic for me is exercise and its effect on the brain. As a mother and as someone who used to work in the field of early childhood education, I think about all this especially from the children's point of view; what kind of example do we set for our children, and how could we protect them when we know that exercise is most important as a child when brain development is at its most active. Of course, the brain can and should be improved throughout life, but the foundation of brain health is built during childhood.

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High resting heart rate – what does is mean and what to do about it
How are you holding up? How do you feel your health and physical condition is right now? In many ways are living under a pressure these days. According to statistics many are experiencing stress and in western countries people’s physical condition is decreasing year after year – both being factors to resting heart rate. This blog lets you know what high resting heart rate is telling us and how it can be influenced.
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