The Challenge With Traditional Ergonomics
The traditional physical focus of sitting at the office place has been on ergonomics, an applied science utilized in large part to create an efficient and comfortable physical work environment. Ergonomics considers computers, desks, chairs, and other related tools in its goal of limiting repetitive stress and musculoskeletal injuries. The challenge ergonomists face is anchored, […]
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What Can I Do At My Desk To Release My Headaches?
One of the biggest workplace disabilities are tension headaches and migraines. Unfortunately, there can be a gambit of reasons of why they are brought on and not all of them are work related. Tension headaches and migraines can occur from a lack of quality sleep therefore robbing your body of the restorative powers of sleep. […]
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Why Does My Back Hurt At The Office Desk?
Have you ever noticed when you get up from your desk your back feels like your 20 years older than when you first sat down? You didn’t bend over and lift anything, in fact you didn’t do much more than typing and reaching. So why the old back feeling? The initial culprit you would think […]
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Work-Life Integration
I have always been fascinated with the concept of integration – as opposed to balance – in terms of time spent inside and outside of work. Gandhi’s quote, “We are one indivisible whole,” recently caused me to challenge the artificial separation that the concept of “work-life balance” implies. That challenge was reinforced by an interview […]
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Combat Eye Strain At The Office
Screen time represents one of the leading causes of eye strain, with more than 83% of Americans reporting screen usage at over 2 hours a day. Televisions, tablets, smartphones, and computers capture our eyes attention daily. The adverse effects are many including: Eye Strain Dry Eyes Headaches Blurred Vision Neck pain Poor Sleep Habits With […]
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The Variability of Sitting
The principle of individuality in the office is driven by our varying body sizes, the way our body has moved in the past, and the way we desire to sit throughout the day. Our various forms of sitting create an impossible hurdle for ergonomists. How do you like to sit through the day? The Variability […]
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