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Too much sitting? Get a stand-up desk

It doesn’t seem very risky to work at a job where you sit at a desk all day and work on a computer. But several research studies indicate that this could be the most unhealthy thing you do in a day.

According to Men’s Health magazine, scientists at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana analyzed the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over about13 years. They found that people who sit for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks.

Information about the health hazards of extended sitting have been compiled at The medical community has coined the term “sitting disease” to refer to “metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle.”

“For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking,” according to Martha Grogan, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic.

Ergonomics of a standing desk

If you want to raise your health profile at a sedentary job, try a standing desk. They are available in a wide range of prices and styles, from an adjustable tray that sits on your current desk to entire desks that raise at the turn of a crank or the touch of a button.

Then there are desks designed by creative office workers looking for a simpler solution. This man made his desk for $22 with parts from Ikea. And this engineer made his desk out of cardboard.

One of our patients who works out of her home had another solution. She bought an extra-long HDMI cable to connect her PC or laptop to her flat screen TV, and then she shares the computer screen with her TV. She props her wireless keyboard on top of a small table that’s just the right height, and stands in front of the TV to work.

The folks at ReadWrite built their stand-up desks and tracked their efficiency. They determined that the stand-up desks made their staff 10 percent more productive.

However, long-term standing isn’t for everyone. Many bloggers recommended standing on an anti-fatigue mat. One executive found that too much standing was too painful for him.

Whatever works for you at work or at home, be sure to move around and change positions throughout the day to keep your back at its healthiest.


Wellness screenings teach chiropractic care

Jenn Jorgensen
Jenn Jorgensen
Jenn demonstrates a spinal screening  for Akridge Chiropractic.
Jenn demonstrates a spinal screening.

Chiropractic is more than just aligning your spine to relieve pain.

Proper chiropractic care involves educating patients on how to take care of their backs and necks, and maintaining alignment to prevent pain and deterioration over time.

That’s where Jenn Jorgensen comes in. As the practice representative for our clinic, Jenn travels to businesses and meetings to explain our philosophy of chiropractic care.

Jenn explains the spinal screening results for Akridge Chiropractic.
Jenn explains the spinal screening results.

She also does health and wellness screenings and talks about “How to Stay Young.”

Jenn spoke today to her colleagues in TIPS Group No. 1 for the Sarpy County Chamber. She also demonstrated a spinal screen and gave them information about our office.

If you’d like Jenn to speak to your group or come out to your office for a wellness screening or lunch and learn, please give her a call at (402) 877-4774. She’d be happy to help!



Two new employees join Akridge staff

Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic welcomes two new employees to its staff.

Bailey Morrison
Bailey Morrison

Bailey Morrison, 19, joined the staff in October 2013 as a chiropractic assistant. She had been a patient since August, and when an opening came up, she applied.

As a chiropractic assistant, Bailey helps set people up on their STEM treatments and remove the connections. She also helps with work at the front desk, cleaning, and other duties as needed.

“This is such a laid-back job,” Bailey said. “It’s like a family. We all work really well together. It’s such a comfortable environment to be in.”

Angie Rodriguez
Angie Rodriguez

Angie Rodriguez, 27, is the new receptionist at Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic. She joined the staff in early February 2014.

Angie said she has always enjoyed working in the medical field. She got her start by filling in for a friend at a physical therapy office, and her career took off from there. In May, she will celebrate her 10th anniversary of working with chiropractors.

Her biggest adjustment in her new role is working with Apple computers, she said. “The rest is very familiar.”

Angie says the best part about her new job is the positive environment. “Everyone is so fun, and we help each other out. I am happy to work here. I love what I do.”

Kathy Edison, the previous receptionist, is still on staff. She is now handling insurance claims and questions for the office.


Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to the new blog for Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic. We will be using this blog to post tips and wellness information for our patients, as well as news about chiropractic medicine. We’ll also keep you updated on what’s happening in our office.

We welcome your suggestions and comments. If you have any questions or topics you’d like us to address, please post a comment below or send us an email.