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About.com Ergonomics: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:28:29 +0000

 



What's the Optimal Height for a Bar?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Find out what the best height for your bar top is, whether it's for your kitchen breakfast bar, wet bar in your basement, or the local pub.



The Unintended Effects of Fluorescent Lights on...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Learn about the effect fluorescent lights can have on your productivity, welfare, and body, and what solutions are available.



The Elements of an Ergonomic Office Environment

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A discussion of all the things that play a part in the ergonomics of an office environment, from light to noise to colors.



Standing Desk Height - How to Determine the...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

How to Determine the Height of Your Standing Desk



How Your Office Temperature May Distract You At...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

What is the best way to determine the ideal office temperature? There are several factors to consider, including gender, age and office environment.



What Is Ergonomics, Anyway?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Read about the definition and explanation of what ergonomics is. Also, read about what comfort and efficiency is, and how this impacts ergonomics.



What Is the Optimal Kitchen Upper Cabinet Height?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Are you redoing your kitchen? Find out what the best height for your upper cabinets in the kitchen are, and what other measurements are needed.



Can You Guess the Optimal Height for a Kitchen...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Redoing your kitchen? Find out what the best height for your kitchen counter top should be. Do you know what the best height is for most people?



Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

How Seasonal Affective Disorder is treated.



What Is Gamer's Thumb? - Repetitive Stress Injury

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Read about the repetitive stress injury known as Gamer's Thumb, what anatomy is irritated in this condition, and what can happen if left untreated.



Conditions Often Mistaken for Plantar Fasciitis

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

What other conditions are often misdiagnosed or confused with plantar fasciitis? Read about these conditions here.



Tips For Soothing Your Eyes and Relieving Eye...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Learn ways to start a regimen to soothe your tired and strained eyes, from getting more sleep to staying hydrated, dimming lights, massage, and more.



What Are the Optimal Toe Kick Dimensions?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

What are the best dimensions to use for a base cabinet toe kick? Read what dimensions are needed for the base cabinet to maintain counter top balance.



Are Ergonomics Worth the Cost?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Weighing the Benefits of Ergonomics Against the Costs



Tips for Preventing Everyday Eye Strain

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Tips to prevent eye strain.



Texting Thumb and Repetitive Stress Injury

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Learn about the repetitive stress injury known as texting thumb. Find out what causes this type of injury, and other cell phone injuries that can occur.



Layout Tips and Details for Designing an...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient galley or corridor style kitchen, from the basic design elements, and other considerations.



What Is a Toe Kick For in Kitchen Ergonomics?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Read this article that explains the importance of a toe kick in a base cabinet. Why is this an important part of kitchen design?



What are the Common Symptoms of Eye Strain?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Eye strain has a diverse range of symptoms that, at first glance, you might not even recognize as an eye problem.



Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Know the Symptoms

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

What are Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms? The symptoms depend on what type of syndrome you have. Read about them here.



How To Unblock Tear Ducts Yourself

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A few simple steps can usually unblock tear ducts and keep the natural eye lubrication system working as it should. But what causes blocked tear ducts?



Treating De Quervain's Syndrome at Home

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Find home remedies and treatments for De Quervain's Syndrome, which includes hydration, rest, physical therapy, medication, and more.



How You Benefit From Anthropometrics

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Anthropometry, or anthropometrics, is the study of humans' size and shape. It's a field of research that has had many different applications.



What to Look for in a Christmas Tree Stand

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Some tips on what to look for in an ergonomic Christmas tree stand.



How to Lengthen Your Life: Stand at Your Desk!

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The many physical and mental benefits to standing while working including increased metabolism, reduced pain and increased alertness and energy.



Guide to Setting Up an Ergonomic Computer Station

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Steps on how to set up an ergonomically sound computer workstation to make it more comfortable and efficient to prevent repetitive stress injuries.



The Ergonomic Principles for the Rational...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The Ergonomic Principles for the Rational Workspace Layout



The Benefits of Ergonomics: Improving...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Using good ergonomics when designing a product, setting or system will help any user understand how to use it better.



Symptoms of Bursitis

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An Explanation of Bursitis's Symptoms



Top 10 Ergonomic New Year Resolutions for a...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

New Year Resolutions for an ergonomically sound and healthy life.



Strengthening Exercises for Shin Splints

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Strengthening exercises to help prevent and recover from shin splints.



What is Human Performance?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An explanation of human performance.



Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Definition and symptoms of Tendonitis.



Computer Vision Syndrome Essentials

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Everything yo need to know about Computer Vision Syndrome.



6 Important Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT is a life threatening condition that can strike anyone. Identifying the symptoms early can help.



Treating De Quervain's Syndrome

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Treatment for De Quervain's Syndrome.



How to Properly Adjust the Driver's Seat

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Read this step-by-step guide on how to adjust the driver's seat for proper leg room. Also, read about proper seat tilt, angle, height, and lumbar support.



Your Options for the Treatment and Prevention...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Learn about treatment and prevention options for tendonitis of the wrist. Also, read about how to maintain a healthy wrist, and how to stop stress.



Sizing Guide for Children's Backpacks

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A fitting and measuring guide for correctly sizing a child's backpack.



Can You Prevent Cumulative Trauma Disorder?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Cumulative stress disorders, also known as repetitive stress injuries, occur when a body part is overused or stressed by a repeated aciton or motion.



Does Your Kitchen Need a Work Triangle?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

For decades efficient kitchen design centered around the kitchen triangle. But does this staple of kitchen design meet the needs of the modern family?



Explaining the Multiple Terms Used to Describe...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Explaining the Multiple Terms Used to Describe Repetitive Stress Injuries



How To Set Up Your Laptop to Be as Ergonomic as...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Certain steps can be taken to create a sound ergonomic (safe and comfortable) laptop setup as a desktop, whether it's the main computer or temporary setup.



A Room-by-Room Guide for Ergonomic Lighting...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Read this listing of minimum lighting levels for residential rooms and spaces. Find the best lighting for the kitchen, home office, family room, and more.



How to Hydrate and Lubricate Your Dry Eyes

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Keeping your eyes hydrated or lubricated is important for eye health. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, and can lead to a host of other eye problems.



What is a Neutral Posture?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An Explanation of the Neutral Posture



Tips for Preventing Repetitive Stress Wrist...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Read these tips on preventing repetitive stress injuries of the wrist such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, and Bursitis.



Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Diagnosed



Applying Ergonomics to Create a Supportive...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Applying Ergonomics to Create a Supportive Environment for Completing Homework



Office Ergonomics

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

How to Improve Employee Morale, Welfare and Productivity



What is Good Posture?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Explaining good posture. Ergonomics.



Can People Really Multitask?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

How well can you multitask? One reader asks if it's possible or a myth. Find out our answer and how it relates to ergonomics.



Treating Bursitis

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

How Bursitis is Treated. Ergonomics.



Causes of Bursitis

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An Explanation of Bursitis's Causes



Stature

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The Body Dimension of Stature as it Relates to Anthropometrics



Tips for Reducing Glare and Eye Strain

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Read about ways on how you can reduce and eliminate glare to reduce eye strain, from fixing the surface and light source, and help your eyes.



Vibration White Finger: Treatment &...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

What are the treatments and ways to prevent Vibration White Finger? Here are the options for you, and how to maintain a healthy body.



Tips for Driving With Good Ergonomic Posture

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Whether on your daily commute or an extended road trip, good ergonomic setup can go a long way to enhancing the comfort and effectiveness of your driving.



Treating Bursitis at Home

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Home Remedies for Bursitis. Ergonomics.



Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment &...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Treatment and prevention options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.



Why Do We Need a Computer Mouse?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Since we have so many ergonomic problems with computers do we really need a computer mouse?



A Discussion of How Ergonomics and Aesthetics...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A Discussion of How Ergonomics and Aesthetics Interrelate in Design



What Contributes to Human Error?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Explaining the factors that contribute to human error.



Gel-Pro Kitchen Anti-Fatigue Mat Review

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An ergonomic product review of the Gel-Pro Kitchen Anti-Fatigue Mat.



Galley or Corridor Kitchen Layout

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The galley or Ccrridor kitchen layout is an efficient layout for a small kitchen space. The details of the galley/corridor kitchen layout are...



L-Shaped or Corner Kitchen Layout

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient L-shaped style kitchen.



What is a Bunionette?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As a Bunionette



When to See a Doctor for Bursitis

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

When is Your Bursitis Bad Enough to Need Medical Help?



When to See a Doctor About Thoracic Outlet...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

When should you see a doctor for your Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?



Standtastic Christmas Tree Stand

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A unique and easy approach to securely holding a Christmas Tree.



What are Gaming Glasses?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Explaining what gaming glasses are.



What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An explnation of non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.



How Ergonomics and Chiropractic Care Can Go...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

How Ergonomics and Chiropractic Care Can Go Hand in Hand



What is De Quervain's Syndrome?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An explanation of De Quervain's Syndrome.



Do You Need a U-Shaped Kitchen?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The U-shaped kitchen can be an efficient layout, especially in a larger space. There are a few recommended guidelines on how to best configure your U.



Before You Buy a Keyboard Tray

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A guide to the ergonomic features you should look for in a keyboard tray.



What Is the Definition of Ergonomics?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A definition of ergonomics.



Benefits of the Graphical User Interface

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Learn about the benefits of using a Graphical User Interface (GUI). How does it benefit organizations, and how does it benefit individuals?



The Ergonomics of Heavy Shoes

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Are heavy shoes a good idea? Are they healthy to wear?



Basic Kitchen Dimensions

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The basic kitchen dimensions.



The L-Shaped Kitchen Layout

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The L-shaped kitchen layout is one of the most popular and versatile layouts. It is one of the standard plans developed by decades of ergonomic research.



What is Bursitis?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Explanation, definition and symptoms of Bursitis.



Standing Posture

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The elements of a good posture while standing.



Basic Kitchen Layouts

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The basic kitchen layouts.



What is Mother’s Wrist?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An explanation of Mother's Wrist.



What Is Human Error in Ergonomics?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

What is human error? Read this article to learn about what human error is, what are the different causes, and what can be done about it.



Anti-Fatigue Mat Materials

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The best material often depends on where you are using it. Knowing your material options will make sure you get the right one.



Problems With Fluorescent Lights

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

There are some draw backs that should be considered when using fluorescent lights. The sole use of fluorescent can have some negative ergonomic and health effects on you including flicker.



What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Explanation, definition and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.



The Elements of Human Factors

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

What are the elements that make up Human Factors?



Sitting Posture

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The elements of a good posture while sitting.



Ergonomics for Musicians

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

A discussion on how ergonomics can benefit a musician. Special interest has been placed on reducing repetitive stress injuries.



Top 10 Things to Do if You've Been Diagnosed...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Ten steps to take after you've been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury to put you on the path to recovery.



How Many Types Of Tendonitis Are There, Anyway?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

There are as many types of tendonitis as there are tendons in the body. When these tissues connecting bone to muscle become inflamed it can be painful.



Is It a Repetitive Stress Injury or a...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

The many different names for repetitive stress injuries and what the differences between them are.



What is a Human's Psychological Makeup for...

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An explanation of a human's psychological makeup for human factors.



Preventing De Quervain's Syndrome

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

Steps to Prevent De Quervain's Syndrome.



4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Eye Strain

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

How to treat and relieve eye strain.



Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An Explanation of Plantar Fasciitis' Symptoms



What is a Repetitive Stress Injury?

2016-12-04T11:28:29Z

An Explanation of Repetitive Stress Injury