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work

 [werk]
activity directed toward accomplishing something.
social work the activity of a social worker; work designed to promote the welfare of an individual or group.
social work/counseling in the omaha system, the planning by a social worker or counselor to promote the welfare of individuals or families.

work

ergasiophobia.

work

(werk),
1. Physical or mental effort to achieve a result.
2. The product of force acting against resistance to produce motion.

work

Per the New Deal for Junior Doctors (trainees in the UK), work is defined as all of the time spent carrying out tasks for which the doctor is being paid, but does not include rest periods while the doctor is on call.

work

That which occurs when a forces moves an object over a distance W=Fd Physics Force applied to an object times the distance the object is moved, defined by the SI unit, joule. See Joule Vox populi Labor. See Light work, Rootwork, Scut work, Shift work, Social work, Statement of work, Substantive programmatic work.

work

(wŏrk)
Effort or activity performed to achieve a goal or produce something.
[O.E. weorc]

work

energy where mechanical effort is involved, measured in joules. A joule is defined in work terms as a force of 1 newton moving its point of application through 1 metre. see SI UNITS.

work

the magnitude of a force applied to a body or object multiplied by the distance through which it is moved (linearly) in the direction of that force. Also the moment applied to a rotating body or object multiplied by the angular displacement through which it is moved (angularly). If there is no motion of the object there is no mechanical work done on it. A scalar quantity. Measured in joules (J). external work work done on an external body or object (e.g. by the human body); internal work work by forces inside a body or object (e.g. the human body); negative work the usually accepted convention for the situation of an object having work done on it by an external force, e.g. a muscle being extended by an external load during eccentric action. positive work the usually accepted convention for work done by an agent on surroundings, e.g. when a net muscle moment acts in the same direction as the direction of motion that it induces in the object.

work

in the context of farm animals work includes, besides the force times distance produced by the working or racing horse or dog, the caloric equivalent of such work measured as egg, milk, wool or meat production.

breathing work
breathing requires an energy utilization to overcome the resistance of the airway to air flow, repositioning of organs, the elasticity and surface tension forces in the respiratory system.
work efficiency
gross efficiency is the ratio of the caloric equivalent of work accomplished to the total energy metabolism. The gross work efficiency of muscular work by horses is about 25%, of milk production about 30%.
work potential estimation
estimation of the ability of a racehorse to perform work is an exercise in applied physiology but a satisfactory set of techniques has not yet been enunciated.

Patient discussion about work

Q. Is it really working? My boyfriend practice Chinese medicine and he always advocate Chinese medicine and brings many examples in which regular medicine failed for many years and one treatment of acupuncture cured the problem. I know it sounds convincing, but maybe these stories are misleading? I find it hard to believe in this meridian thing. It seems just like an old and out-of-date theory. What do you think?

A. As a successful practicing doctor of Chinese medicine I can tell you this: it doesn't matter what a patient believes if the diagnosis and treatment is correct. I treat patients every day who benefit from treatment as seen by objective sign and symptom changes. I am not providing new-age this or that, or ambient music, or BS talk. It's a standardized form of medicine with a complete theory at its foundation. Those who say otherwise are uneducated, inexperienced, and full of empty speculative opinions. This is real clinical experience talking, having worked and practiced in 5 clinics with vastly different patient demographics.

Q. I am Maya,I had stress both at work and in my personal life. I am Maya, a Civil Engineer working in a construction company. I had stress both at work and in my personal life. As a result, at the age of 30, I developed fibromyalgia. I could not meet my target of 8 hours sleep due to work stress and I had to forgo 2 hours of my sleep every day. Somehow, I would try to make it during weekends by sleeping 7-9 hours a night. After a year of this, I suddenly developed a pain in the shoulder and shooting pains in my arms, hands and fingers. My muscles became tight as if it was being tied to the rock and I felt weak. I cannot quit my job though, as I had to meet my commitments. Does work pressure and stress fuel up fibromyalgia?

A. Hi, I wish you the best in learning to deal with your condition. AS most of us that suffer know distrubed sleep is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The pain awakes you or when you wake you feel as if you haven't slept. There for the chronic fatigue. But with learning to deal with your illness, working with your doctor to find out what treatment works best for you, you can and will learn to cope. You will realize you have "limits" that weren't there before and you will adjust to meet these. For someone that had suffered from the worse of my symptoms for the last 4 years I feel stress is a VERY large trigger for me. I can feel the difference in my body and the pain when I am under a lot of stress. I encourage you to find support, to try to outline ways to get things done that do not rush and stress you. Hot/warm baths, resting when you can and you need too. Realizing your new "limits" and not overdoing when ever possible. Good Luck!
best,

Q. Anyone can give some information on how to start working on my son fitness? I am willing to send my son for a fashion show which is going to be held next year, but he is not fit enough to participate and there is a possibility that he might get rejected…..I want him to participate… …my colleague son is a fit guy and he doesn’t share his secret with others. Anyone can give some information on how to start working on his fitness….

A. See…More than you he needs to have interest in participation. Self-interest is all the more important. I strongly doubt whether he is interested to participate in the show or not? He should work hard to participate and win the show. It is not that easy like participating in the college competition. I shall suggest you aerobic, anaerobic exercise, muscular strengthen exercise, flexibility exercise etc. He must gather all info’s on these types if his body can take well it is good and if he tries whole heartedly, there is a possibility for him to succeed. He may have to dance also apart from ramp show. If you are very particular, keep a fitness expert dedicated to your son.

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