#151 Suparna Damany, Physical Health While Working During Covid-19

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Suparna Damany talks about the little changes we can make to stay physically healthy while working during Covid-19.

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Who she is. What she does. Impact of not going to office; less exercise, more hours worked. What employers should provide. Damage and repair is is happening every day; cumulative nature. Little bursts of exercise; intensity, making exercise part of the day."Fidget all day". Keeping a routine going over a long period; variety. Advice for parents; ergonomics; Suparna's first book; exercise for kids. Good ergonomics, move around, vary your movements, change devices, change hands, mice. Hand exercise devices. Her new book on chronic muscle pain, looking at the body holistically. How to find her, her app.

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#117 Arthur Doler, Mental Health Advice for Developers

Summary
Arthur Doler, developer and mental health advocate talks about the challenges he has faced and how to help others in the workplace.

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Who he is, what he does, why he's interested in mental health, mental health issues in the developer population; art talks about autism, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder. A bad day vs a disorder, DSM 5. What to do if you or a colleague has a problem. Diagnostic language vs experiential language. You can't leave your personal life at the office door. How to help a colleague. Dealing with a mental health crisis. How we as an industry can improve things, work-life balance.

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Arthur's homepage
Open Sourcing Mental Illness
Mental Health First Aid

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