We’ve gOT Your Back: The Ergo Minute Podcast 4: Work-life Balance and Restorative Sleep

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General Podcast Description:

You’re invited to tune into a new podcast called, “We’ve gOT Your Back: The Ergo Minute” hosted by Julia Giancola and Madison Lazarou. These Occupational Therapy students at the University of Toronto, bring you advice from U of T experts on how to apply ergonomic strategies in your home office, so that you can work more comfortably, productively and reduce the risk of stress and injury on your body. 

Podcast 4 Description:

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The topic for this podcast is “Work-life Balance and Restorative Sleep” which was created in collaboration with Marina Rezkalla, O.T. Reg. (Ont.), a University of Toronto Alumni who currently works on a family health team and Judith Mendoza, O.T. Reg. (Ont.), who runs a private practice specializing in mental health and insomnia treatment.

When listening to this podcast you will learn about the importance of work-life balance and restorative sleep, tips on how to integrate work-life balance into your daily routine, and strategies to help you achieve better sleep quality and consistency. These strategies will help you find the right fit between your goals and daily tasks, which will contribute to overall feelings of happiness, productivity and satisfaction while working from home.

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