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About.com Ergonomics: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:23:25 +0000

 



What's the Optimal Height for a Bar?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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






How Your Office Temperature May Distract You At...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



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

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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?



What Is the Optimal Kitchen Upper Cabinet Height?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



What Are the Optimal Toe Kick Dimensions?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



Conditions Often Mistaken for Plantar Fasciitis

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Tips For Soothing Your Eyes and Relieving Eye...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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 Is Gamer's Thumb? - Repetitive Stress Injury

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Know the Symptoms

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Tips for Preventing Everyday Eye Strain

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Tips to prevent eye strain.



Are Ergonomics Worth the Cost?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Weighing the Benefits of Ergonomics Against the Costs



The Benefits of Ergonomics: Improving...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



What Is a Toe Kick For in Kitchen Ergonomics?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Texting Thumb and Repetitive Stress Injury

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



Treating De Quervain's Syndrome at Home

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Do You Need a U-Shaped Kitchen?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z




How To Unblock Tear Ducts Yourself

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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?



Layout Tips and Details for Designing an...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



How to Lengthen Your Life: Stand at Your Desk!

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Computer Vision Syndrome Essentials

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Everything yo need to know about Computer Vision Syndrome.



Can People Really Multitask?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.






Guide to Setting Up an Ergonomic Computer Station

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



How You Benefit From Anthropometrics

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Sizing Guide for Children's Backpacks

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



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

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



What are the Common Symptoms of Eye Strain?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



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

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



Your Options for the Treatment and Prevention...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



6 Important Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Can You Prevent Cumulative Trauma Disorder?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



What is Bursitis?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z




Tips for Reducing Glare and Eye Strain

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



How to Hydrate and Lubricate Your Dry Eyes

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.






Galley or Corridor Kitchen Layout

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



How to Properly Adjust the Driver's Seat

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



The Benefits of Ergonomics

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Discussing the benefits of ergonomics






Vibration White Finger: Treatment &...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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






Causes of Bursitis

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An Explanation of Bursitis's Causes



What Contributes to Human Error?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Explaining the factors that contribute to human error.



When to See a Doctor for Bursitis

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

When is Your Bursitis Bad Enough to Need Medical Help?



Benefits of the Graphical User Interface

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Standtastic Christmas Tree Stand

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in Ergonomics



A Review of Vibram Five-Fingers 'Barefoot'...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Read a review of the Vibram FiveFingers Footwear to see if this is the best ergonomic shoe for you. Learn why this is different and what the benefits are.



Shoes and Plantar Fasciitis

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z




What Is the Definition of Ergonomics?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

A definition of ergonomics.



What Is Human Error in Ergonomics?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



Ergonomics for Musicians

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



Problems With Fluorescent Lights

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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.



L-Shaped or Corner Kitchen Layout

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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



What are Body Mechanics?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An explanation of body mechanics.



Figure Out Which Tasks Cause You Pain by Using...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Instructions on how to use a visual analog pain scale.






How Ergonomics and Chiropractic Care Can Go...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

How Ergonomics and Chiropractic Care Can Go Hand in Hand



Shur-Line Teflon Coated Paint Tray

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

If you are looking for a paint tray that is easy to clean, take a look at Shur-Line's Teflon coated paint tray. The non-stick coating makes cleaning up wet or dry paint quick and easy. Read this product review for more information on the Shur-Line Teflon Coated Paint Tray.



Trigger Finger Pictures and Videos

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z




An Ergonomic Look at Why We Wrap Gifts

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

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The Miracle Ball Method Product Review

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An ergonomic review of the Miracle Ball Method.






The Galley or Corridor Kitchen Layout Variations

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Some common variations on the galley/corridor kitchen layout.



The Body Dimension of Shoe Length as it Relates...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

The Body Dimension of Shoe Length as it Relates to Anthropometrics



Why Sitting on Your Wallet Is a Bad Idea

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Improve your posture and reduce your back pain by taking your wallet out of your back pocket. Read about what happens if you do sit on your wallet.



Steering Wheel Ergonomics - The 10 and 2 Position

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Do You Still Need to Hold the 10 and 2 Position



Problems Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

You can use lights to help adjust the body's sleep cycle and wake up naturally, even during dark mornings during daylight saving time



Diagnosing Toasted Skin Syndrome

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z




Sublime Imprint Anti-Fatigue Mat Review

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An ergonomic product review of the Sublime Imprint Anti-Fatigue Mat



How a Cortisone Shot Helps Treat Repetitive...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An explanation of what a cortisone shot is and how it helps treat repetitive stress injuries. Read about what else you should know about this treatment.



Your Complete Starter Kit for DVT

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Vein Thrombosis



What Causes Muscle Pain?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

The causes of muscle pain. Ergonomics.






What Are the Symptoms of Shin Splints?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Read about the symptoms of shin splints, what kinds of pain are associated with shin splints, and how a doctor can use this to diagnose the cause.



We Review Superfeet Shoe Insoles

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Here is an ergonomic product review of Superfeet Insoles. How are these insoles different than others, and what are the benefits of using them?



Illustration of the Carpal Tunnel

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An illustration of the Carpal Tunnel.



What Is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder? Read about what these disorders are, how these injuries occur, and find examples.



What is Plantar Fasciitis

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known as Plantar Fasciitis



An Ergonomic Review of the Penclic Wireless...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An Ergonomic Review of the Penclic Wireless Mini Keyboard



What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An explanation of Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT.



iPhone Product Review and Evaluation

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An ergonomic product review of the Apple iPhone.



Body Mechanics

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Definition of Body Mechanics. Ergonomics.



The Definition of a Focus Group as it is Used...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

The Definition of a Focus Group as it is Used in Ergonomics, Human Factors and Usability Analysis



The Definition of a Case Study as it is Used in...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

The Definition of a Case Study as it is Used in Ergonomics, Human Factors and Usability Analysis



The Definition of a Controlled Vocabulary as it...

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

The Definition of a Controlled Vocabulary as it is Used in Ergonomics and Usability



Optimal

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

An explanation of the term optimal.



The Ergonomics of Apple’s OSX

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

A look into what makes a Mac running OSX so ergonomic.



Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms.



Diagnosing Eye Strain

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

A diagnosis course to help you determine if you suffer from eye strain.



How Do I Form a Good Habit?

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Forming a good habit correctly is important. After all it will be with you for a long time.



Lighting Levels by Task

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

A listing of the minimum lighting levels for given tasks.



Meaning of Habit and How One isFormed

2017-01-16T11:23:25Z

Understanding what a habit is and how it is formed is the first step to establishing good habits.