Ergonomics is the focus of June National Safety Month this week. Ergonomics is not a word I use everyday, so I looked it up in the trusty dictionary. It means, “the study of the problems of people in adjusting to their environment; esp. the science that seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the worker (Webster’s New World Dictionary, p. 461).”
As a side, I remember asking my grade school teacher how to spell a word and she’d say look it up in the dictionary. I never could quite figure that out, because how can you look up a word unless you know how to spell it; however, I’d look using different combinations of vowels and consonants, find the word, and get the bonus of the definition too.
Now to add a bonus to the definition click on ergonomics and you’ll have the National Safety Council’s web page. To do the job smarter at work and home, taking steps not to overexert one’s body by doing things such as overexertion while lifting or sitting too long in one position (slouching at the computer like in the photo) is the key to prevention of ergonomics that can cause physical pain.
Practical steps are certainly something to consider, yet there is something more Americans consider for their physical wellness. It is turning to God in prayer. From 2002 to 2007 the use of prayer significantly increased from 42% to 49% according to a study published in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, and it is has no doubt continued to rise.
One time I injured my hip while replanting large lilies in my yard. I experienced a healing though prayer. My testimony “Helping Others Brings Healing” can be found on JSH-Online that gives a portal to 129 years of Christian Science publishing of the Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Herald of Christian Science. Please take a look, and let me know what you think about this new website.