Bennett Lumber Now Hiring: GREASE AND TIRE TECHNICIAN

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Bennett Lumber Products, Inc. is a family owned and operated sawmill with locations in Princeton, ID and Clarkston, WA.  We are seeking a full-time grease and tire technician for our Princeton, ID facility.  The successful applicant must be capable of providing preventative maintenance for rolling stock and heavy equipment.  They must be able to operate all rolling stock and heavy equipment to perform maintenance and change tires. 

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Shoulder Pain: Impingement

Shoulder impingement refers to when the top of the shoulder blade, or the acromion, rubs on the rotator cuff tendons and bursae when a person lifts their arm.

Impingement can limit movement, cause pain and weakness in the arm, and lead to bursitis and tendinitis.

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Shoulder Pain: Tendon Tear

Tendons can sometimes split or tear. This damage may be partial, or the tendon may completely detach from the bone. A tendon tear can result from injuries, persistent overuse, and general wear and tear to the shoulder as a person gets older. In the shoulder, tears typically affect the tendons of the rotator cuff and biceps. Tendon tears can cause pain, swelling, and weakness or reduced mobility in the arm.

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Shoulder Pain: Bursitis

Bursitis refers to inflammation of the bursae, which are small, fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between bones and soft tissues in joints. Bursitis typically results from injuries, overuse, and repetitive movements of the joints. However, infections and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and gout can also cause inflammation of the bursae.

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Shoulder Pain: Tendinitis

Tendinitis refers to inflammation of a tendon, which are the cords that connect muscles and bones to one another.

In the shoulder, tendinitis typically affects the tendons of the rotator cuff or those that connect the shoulder blade to the bicep. Inflammation of these tendons can cause pain around the shoulder joint, and the skin in this area may appear flushed and swollen.

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Improve Posture

In addition to regular stretching, there are many ways to improve posture. These include:

  • Using a posture device: There are braces or shirts that gently pull back the shoulders to improve the way that the person sits and stands.
  • Staying active: Exercise can help build up the muscles necessary for maintaining good posture.
  • Being mindful of devices: Make sure that computer screens and keyboards are at a height that encourages healthful posture. Desk chairs and work surfaces should also be at an appropriate height.

Bennett Lumber Now Hiring: Entry Level Employees

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Bennett Lumber Products, Inc. is a family owned and operated sawmill with locations in Princeton, ID and Clarkston, WA.  We are seeking full-time entry level employees for our Princeton, ID facility.  These entry level positions are responsible for cleanup as well as operating machine centers in either the sawmill or planer.  Entry level employees are provided opportunities to quickly gain skills, learn, and be promoted.  Lots of opportunity to advance!

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Better Posture: Hip Flexor Stretch

Stand with the legs together. Using the right foot, take a big step forward, keeping both the feet and knees pointing forward.

Gently bend the right knee and lunge forward, until there is a stretching feeling in front of the left hip.

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Better Posture Exercises: Plank

Several variations of the plank exercise can help improve posture. Below is the basic plank, but a person may find different versions more or less effective.

Begin by lying on the stomach. Shift the position so that the weight of the body rests on the forearms and toes, with the rest of the body hovering above the floor. Some people prefer to have their arms outstretched and their hands, not their forearms, touching the floor.

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Better Posture Exercises: Back Extension

Lie on the stomach with the legs straight and the arms bent. Look down at the floor, keeping the neck straight and the hands on either side of the face.

Keeping the forearms flat on the floor and keeping the head and neck straight, gently use the arms to lift the upper body, while arching the back.

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Tips to Improve Posture

Posture is the positioning of the body when a person is sitting, standing, lying down, or performing different tasks. Researchers have linked bad posture with some uncomfortable health conditions and a high risk of injury, especially during exercise.

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Stretches and Exercises for Scoliosis- Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

People can stretch the latissimus dorsi — the largest muscle in the upper body — with this stretch. Thoracic scoliosis directly affects these muscles. Lumbar scoliosis can also cause back tension that extends up to the latissimus dorsi.

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