Sitting on the Job: How to Survive the Stresses of Sitting Down to Work, a Practical Handbook

Scott W. Donkin, Author, Scot W. Donkin, Author, Jan K. Weinberg, Author Mariner Books $15 (137p) ISBN 978-0-395-50089-7
Arguing that ``millions of people who earn their living while sitting needlessly endure excessive pain, stress and strain during their work and in their lives,'' Donkin, a chiropractor, has written a survivor's guide for those who ``sit on the job.'' Focusing on such facts of lifeand potential pains in the backas work space (e.g., chairs), office environment (temperature and lighting) and stress (deadlines) that can induce muscle, back and joint discomfort, he considers realistic ways of coping with these problems. Even if you can't refurnish your office, you can probably adjust the seat of your chair, and this alone will improve posture and well-being, writes Donkin. He emphasizes the importance of forming healthy habits in exercise, sleep and nutrition and includes illustrations, an informative introduction to body mechanics and a bibliography. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989
Release date: 01/01/1989
Paperback - 144 pages - 978-1-59120-013-0
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