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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:34:38 -0500


Ergonomic Furniture and How It Can Improve Productivity in Your Office

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:58:19 -0600

In this article we will explore some of the practical benefits from having ergonomic furniture installed in your office. Ways in which your business will benefit, from your employees improved performance and overall comfort.

Essential Health Tips for Desk Workers

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 15:01:30 -0600

Working at a desk may look safe, but it can take a toll on your physical and mental health. While the occupational hazards in an office are different from those at a construction site or hospital, it's still wise to take some precautions.

Office Workers and Chronic Neck Pain

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:00:53 -0500

Anyone who has to sit long hours at a desk, computer or classroom is at risk for ongoing neck and upper back pain. The discomfort can be tightness across the tops of the shoulders, ache or burning in the neck and shoulder blades or a feeling of tiredness in the neck as if the head is too heavy. We wish we could be up and about normally but computers, meetings and classes are the cards we are dealt in the life we live. The wrong thing to do is to do nothing. There are steps we can take to mitigate and manage the stress that accumulates from our sedentary lifestyle. This article will discuss the four actions we can take to take back our health.

Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:59:11 -0500

It is a well established fact that sitting for extended periods of time can be bad for personal health. Global studies show that on average we sit 7.7 hours a day. Whereas some studies have found that a large number of people sit up to 15 hours a day. The problem only gets worse with age. Adults 60 years and older spend between 8.5 to 9.6 hours a day in sedentary time.

Learning Your Body Alignment

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:10:25 -0500

Having the wrong body alignment may not matter much especially for the young, however, keeping the wrong posture as we grow older can have adverse effect on our health, and we are not only talking about back pain and fatigue. A misaligned body can also result in respiratory issues, digestive issues and/or headaches.

Combating the Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Tue, 09 May 2017 08:16:25 -0500

Of course, who would not want to have a longer sleep time or perhaps, sit down especially if in your office you have a comfortable office chair. With very busy schedules every day, we look forward to getting as much rest as we can, and lying down and sitting maybe the most relaxing positions a person can be in.

Posture and Breathing

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:24:23 -0500

To breathe is easy - but are you doing it properly? Here's how posture and breathing work hand in hand in keeping you healthy.

How to Overcome Ergonomic Issues With Laptops

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:02:05 -0600

While the laptop is a wonderful piece of technology, the way in which it is placed on a desk or on a lap is not always the most ergonomic. But, there are several practical steps that can be taken to increase the ergonomic setup of the laptop in the home or office.

The Real Problem With 'Text Neck'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:18:02 -0600

With all the smart phones and tablet usage today, do you ever wonder what your posture will look like in 20 years? This article explores the connection between texting, smart phone, and tablet usage with neck pain and bad posture. More importantly, it will give you tips for better use of these devices today to you can prevent major posture problems in the future too. If you have kids and teens at home, having knowledge of this information is just as suitable for them as it is for adults.

Why Your Head Feels Like It Weighs 60 Lbs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:03:02 -0500

We are on our smart phones constantly, it connects us to the world. Constant phone use and looking down can put a lot of stress in the neck and upper back. This can lead to a variety of painful conditions.

The Difference an Ergonomic Arm Sling Makes

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:16:29 -0500

Certainly arm slings are not made equal. While their purpose is shared, the comfort levels offered are different. You need not settle for the hospital-issued sling if you find it has any number of undesirable characteristics. Your main take away from the hospital should be how to wear the sling, and how long to do so. Otherwise, you can buy one that is more ergonomic and comfortable.

Ergonomics Is Much More Than a Fancy Word - It Is The Key To Keeping Your Business Healthy

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:05:20 -0500

The article is to promote awareness about how important it is to look after office staff while they are busy in the workplace helping to ensure the success of the business. I decided to focus especially on ergonomic furniture with this article as this should probably be the first point of call.

Trigger Points and Carpal Tunnel - Your Pain Might Not Be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treat It at Home

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:30:47 -0500

Most hand and wrist pain is NOT carpal tunnel syndrome. Studies show that trigger point therapy and massage is very effective at relieving and preventing symptoms. With a little knowledge, people can easily find their own trigger points in their arms that might be causing their hand and wrist pain. This article explains carpal tunnel and trigger points, how trigger points can influence hand pain, how to find your own trigger points, and how to self-treat to prevent and relieve pain.

Some Science-Based Benefits Of Standing Desks

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:50:23 -0500

There are a lot of things you can do to boost the productivity of office workers. Replacing the usual office desks with standing desks can be a smart idea.

Office Ergonomics: The Need Of The Hour

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:23:37 -0500

"Good Morning, Mr Ripper" "Hello Bob!" said the boss. "Well, bugger off to your perfect office whilst I suffer in this dump" thought Bob, the hardworking employee.

An Ergonomic Workstation for Avoiding Backache

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:53:02 -0500

Back pain is a commonplace problem and afflicts just about every one of us. One of the ways to avoid or overcome back pain is to maintain the recommended posture in one's everyday activities.

Should Your Laptop Be In Your Lap Or Your Table Or Maybe On A Laptop Stand?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:48:26 -0500

Laptop stand to prevent neck pain - If you use your laptop on a low desk, your lap or the bed - be aware this bending & twisting of the neck is recipe for neck pain. Avoid creating this repetitive stress on your spine by using a simple laptop stand. Elevate the height of your screen for improved head & neck alignment.

Office Furniture and Ergonomics

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:38:25 -0500

An office can be a large officious space with partitioned rooms that are filled with furniture - tables, chairs, desks and other pieces placed randomly, sometimes out of place. Before the age of computerization, most offices held large tables or desks which were the pivot of the working area. Those days, most likely these tables and desks held large amounts of paperwork, files and records in addition to stationery and other equipment.

Adjusting to Your Every Need - Ergonomics

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:23:54 -0600

The best way to avoid such hazardous health issues is to get your body to be more active which is possible with the standing desk conversion. This desk has been specially designed to be adjustable to the height level which is right for you.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Believe It Or Not, The Safe, Natural Approach Is Usually The Most Effective!

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:45:05 -0600

There are countless articles on the description and details of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) so I am not going repeat that info here. The vital information I want to share is just how effective a safe and natural approach to CTS can be. The medical approach consists of anti-inflammatory medications, rest, splinting, physical therapy and when those don't work; surgery. Then when the surgery doesn't work the cycle starts again followed by a second surgery. I have been treating CTS for over 30 years naturally, without drugs or surgery and have achieved phenomenal results.

Sleep Ergonomics to Lessen Common Aches and Pains

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:32:16 -0600

Are you waking up tired and in pain every day? What sleep position do your normally use? Did you know that certain positions are more beneficial than others? To learn more about sleep ergonomics, please click here.

Giving You the Prefect Solutions for All Your Desk Needs

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:21:50 -0600

Sitting too long can also cause the liquid in your knee joints to thicken, causing pain. This is a very painful thing; at times you will feel like your knee bone is being grinded against your leg bone. If the pain gets severe enough you might require surgery.

The Importance of Good Posture in the Office

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:30:41 -0600

Are you constantly "hunched" over your desk when you work? Do you realize this can cause massive back pain and lead to other physical problems? Good posture is essential for a healthy back! To find out why, click here.

Is Your Commute Wrecking Your Posture? 3 Driving Hacks to Save Your Neck and Back

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:42:33 -0600

Is your daily commute taking its toll on your back health and posture? If so, this brief article offers three easy tricks you can use during your drives to and from work to help you straighten up and sit right. Improving ergonomics in your car is an important way to help build the habit of good posture.

Bro, How's My Posture?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:24:02 -0500

Can you give me three examples throughout your week where you will need to jog at a steady pace for 45-60 minutes? If you can, I apologize. You can disregard this article and go back to running on your treadmill. If you can't, well, your training just isn't that applicable to your life.

How Could A Standing Desk Benefit Your Health?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:47:15 -0500

A standing desk is a desk that is built for use while standing. That means, if you have a standing desk at work, you would be standing throughout the day as you use your desk. Of course, you can have a chair nearby to take occasionally sitting breaks, but when you sit the desk is too high to use, so you won't be using the chair for anything more than breaks. Now you may groan at the thought of standing all day, but just by using a standing desk you can help keep yourself healthy.

What Are the Most Important Elements of Wellness?

Tue, 20 May 2014 12:46:07 -0500

A medical specialty is needed to help patients reform lifestyle-generated metabolic, musculo-skeletal and psychological dysfunctions. These, after all, are the foundation elements (too little exercise and poor nutrition) in the onset and persistence of most disorders. Rather than prescribing drugs or engaging in invasive interventions, the Fitness specialist M.D. will prescribe and monitor, often assisted by a team of professionals within the exercise arena, exercise and fitness regimens. These patient-centered plans will be keyed to aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. A standard goal will be the restoration and maintenance of sound metabolic, musculo-skeletal and psychological stability and strength.

Common Places Where You Can Find Bean Bags

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:27:35 -0600

Bean bags are beneficial to almost everyone, thus, these have been placed in several locations where it may help individuals. Cited below are some of the places where you may be able to see them and as to how they may be beneficial to that particular place.

Leg Elevation and Your Health

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:09:39 -0600

We are all supposed to regularly check our feet and legs for signs of swelling, this becomes more important as we get older. Most adults in the UK suffer from one of the many venous diseases, whether it is in a mild or chronic form. If you are not already a sufferer, then as you grow older your chances of developing one or more of them increases. It's not all doom and gloom though because there are things that you can do reduce your chances of getting them and if you already have them relieve the symptoms caused by them. As the title suggests, this article looks in to the reasons we should all be putting our feet up on a daily basis.

Google Glass Technology App For Face Departure of Apparatus

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:12:24 -0600

Already someone got a ticket in their car for wearing Google Glass while driving, which is interesting considering the research behind HUD or Heads Up Displays and how they help a pilot or driver stay attune to what's going on rather than having to keep looking down at gauges and such. Yes, it gets much more serious at higher speeds, looking down or glancing even for a second means you've already traveled a hundred yards - and a lot can happen in such a short time. Let's talk.

Improve Workplace Wellness, Improve Performance

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:33:32 -0500

Improving employee health is good not only for employees, but for business as well. A study into the country's healthiest companies shows their stock performance to be better than most.

Are You Ensuring Your Staff's Welfare?

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:47:48 -0500

Recent years have shown a rising trend in employees on their feet for their working day. Staff are now finding themselves on their feet lately as businesses throw away desks, and switch them with high desks that encourages more of a productive workforce. This relatively new style is becoming apparent as a number of companies are encouraging their workers to stand whilst at work-as this makes a more productive environment.

Why Should I Use Anti Fatigue Mats?

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:29:06 -0500

There is a modern attitude to office work in recent years. Many organisations have been swapping out standard desks for adjustable desks that allows employees to stand up rather than being sat down, which is meant to make a more productive workforce.

The Real Benefits of Anti Fatigue Mats

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:38:30 -0500

The use of various types of matting products have been used throughout many industries and business sectors in order to create a safer working environment. Many mats cater for general purpose use, for example, to reduce trip hazards, capture debris thus creating a cleaner environment etc. Anti fatigue mats can cater for both the aforementioned purposes, but are designed with a more specific purpose in mind.

Posture Is for Everyone - Sit Up and Quit Slouching

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:40:10 -0500

Sitting with our head forward increases the stress and strain on our neck and back muscles. We all know that, but yet we continue to slouch. Why do we continue to do it?

Posture in the Car - Sit Up and Drive

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:39:51 -0500

Slouching causes people neck and back pain. We have all heard about sitting up straight at the computer, but have you ever considered your posture behind the wheel?

Do You Need Anti Fatigue Mats?

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:00:59 -0500

How do you know if you to invest in anti fatigue matting? The workplace can be a dangerous place, and you need to make sure your staff are as well protected as possible.

Tips for Sitting at the Computer to Reduce Your Pain

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:08:57 -0500

Sitting at the computer causes more pain and injuries than you can imagine. Poor posture dramatically increases the stress and strain on muscles, tendons, and joints. Changing positions and improving your posture is often the difference between pain and fatigue at the end of the day instead of leaving work in a great mood.

The Importance of Good Posture at Work

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:59:18 -0500

Are you struggling with your posture at work. Not having good posture for so many hours will take its toll on your back and spine. To find out just how damaging this could be, click here...

Why Use Anti Fatigue Mats?

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:11:11 -0500

Why should people use anti fatigue mats? What do anti fatigue mats do for you? Anti fatigue mats provide a wealth of benefits, let's find out why.

4 Benefits Of Using Adjustable Height Desks

Thu, 16 May 2013 10:13:05 -0500

It has been suggested that you really need to pay attention to your body's posture and positing throughout the work day. An adjustable height desk can eliminate many unforeseen issues that plague our desk-ridden co-workers.

Crutching Chest Pain - What They Don't Tell You About Using Crutches

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:50:30 -0500

My winter of skiing mid-week with my Seniors ski pass came to a halt when I made a careless move at the top of the highest run. I went down hard on my hip on the frozen surface at the top of the Mt. Lincoln at Sugar Bowl, my favorite ski resort near Lake Tahoe, CA. Sliding downhill headfirst, I grabbed my right ski to flop myself over to get my skis downhill. I gently experimented with what would move and what wouldn't. I asked my ski buddy, Harold, to get the ski patrol and tell them I need help.

Sports Architects Recommend Telescopic Seating

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:42:58 -0500

Sports architects around the world are recommending telescopic seating for a number of different reasons. For many different types of venues, it is recommended, because it is economical, flexible, and very versatile.

Innovative Telescopic Seating Saves Space

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:50:59 -0500

Imagine having multiple rows of seats that can practically disappear when they are not in use. With the innovation of telescopic seating, the rows of seating are arranged on multi-tiered platforms, where the lower tier is each placed successively under the higher tier, so that you area, that is not higher that the highest tier, and not wider that the width of the platform.

Beam Seating - Efficient Design, Effective in Use

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:50:13 -0500

One of the most efficient designs for effective use of space, when it comes to public seating, is the beam seating design. You may find beam seating in almost every public place. Waiting rooms, airports, train and bus terminals, hospitals or anywhere groups or multiple numbers of persons are forced to sit.

Employers Benefit From Workplace Ergonomics

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:23:53 -0600

Back pain is a leading cause of missed work days. Employers and employees both benefit from an ergonomic workplace.

Is Sitting Bad for You? How an Ergonomic Chair Can Help

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:55:57 -0600

Sitting is something that the average person does all too frequently. From work (where many of us sit for eight or more hours daily) to driving to eating to watching television, far more time each day is commonly spent seated than not. Luckily, there are things we can do to offset the effects of spending so much time sitting on our behinds.

The Basics of Ergonomics

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:21:59 -0600

Ergonomics makes things comfortable and efficient. Comfort is not like the soft handle, but it is the greatest aspect of the effectiveness of the design. The physical comfort is the feel that a user enjoy during the use of the products and services. If you do not like to touch it, you won't operate, if you do not function it, then it is ineffective. The usefulness of a thing is the only right evaluation of the worth of its design. The job of any designer is to find innovative ways to boost the usefulness of a product.

Inexpensive Mitigation of Carpal Tunnel in the Workplace

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:38:45 -0600

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be greatly reduced by some employing common sense but not directly obvious practices. Relying strictly on specifically designed ergonomic equipment clearly can help. But here are a few other ideas that greatly enhance mitigation of this pernicious ailment. And cost of them cost little to nothing.

Symptoms of a MCL Ligament Injury

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:44:51 -0600

There are four ligaments that provide stability to the knee joints. They are the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate, lateral collateral ligament and medial collateral ligament. The main function of the medial collateral ligament is to prevent the knee from hyper-extension inwards and allow rotation to happen.

Sitting May Be More Unhealthy Than Smoking - But There Are Solutions

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:30:07 -0600

The evolution of more comfortable office task chairs over the last two decades seemed like a boon to productivity. Increasingly "chair bound" workers HAVE to benefit from more relaxing work stations, no? May be not. The move to the more commodious work space is pushing workers into sedentary work habits that are dramatically affecting their health.

Unique Office Chair Backrests - The Weirder the Better

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:44:05 -0600

When one pictures an office chair in their head there is a universal perception as to what a typical office chair looks like. This image usually includes a set of five wheels, a black nylon five star base, a cylinder which allows the chair to be adjusted up and down, a seat, and a backrest. While this is the case for over 90% of chair models out there, there are the unique 10% that break away from the mold. The difference is most commonly found in the shape of the backrest.

How to Choose the Right Lumbar Support for Your Body

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:42:11 -0500

How to choose the right lumbar support for your body, active or passive. This can be determined based on how much time you sit throughout the day, previous back problems, and your ability to change sitting positions throughout the day.

Good Posture: What Is It, and How to Obtain It

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:11:18 -0500

We've all been told to stop slouching and stand up straight. But does it matter? Learn what good posture is, why it's important, and how to obtain it.

Ergonomic Office Products - The Myth

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:35:20 -0500

Have you ever wondered why that expensive Ergonomic Chair doesn't relieve your back pain? The myth about ergonomic products exposed.

How to Adjust an Office Chair

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:41:54 -0500

A properly adjusted office chair can increase productivity and potentially assist in avoiding injuries. To improve seating ergonomics, an office chair should be adjusted using the below guidelines: • Seat height should be set so that feet are flat with thighs parallel to the floor. Knees should be bent at a 90 degree angle.

How to Select the Right Seat Size For Your Office Chair

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:46:30 -0500

The office chair seat is arguably the second most important part of an office chair aside from the backrest. This is where you remain seated throughout the work day, so if your seat is not designed to fit your body you will find yourself experiencing discomfort throughout the day. A seat that is too small for the individual will not provide proper support for the thighs and will cause you to feel fatigued from having to continue to adjust yourself to find a comfortable position. A seat that is too large will cause the front edge of the seat to dig into the back of the knees, not allowing for proper circulation throughout the legs.

Memory Foam - The Secret Ingredient of Orthopaedic Adjustable Beds

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:03:02 -0500

If you've ever sat upon an orthopaedic bed then chances are you were pleasantly shocked by the ridiculous levels of comfort they provide. If you've not had the pleasure, then you seriously need to try them out. Most of the credit for the extreme comfort and muscle supporting benefits of these beds is down to one of their main components: memory foam. To find out a little more about this miracle material, read on:

What Is Ergonomics, and Why Is It Important?

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:13:16 -0500

Ergonomics is important is an office environment. This article will explore several factors of office ergonomics.

Become Healthier With a Standing Desk

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:53:04 -0500

A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to a large number of health problems. Some of these include obesity, heart disease, cancer, back pain, and problems with blood flow. The problem with our modern day society is that more and more of us are sitting for longer periods of time.

Tips on Choosing a Standing Desk

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:34:52 -0500

Obesity and heart disease are two of the top killers among Americans today. Both of these diseases can be linked to a poor diet and lack of exercise. In today's environment, we spend most of our time sitting at home, or at the office, and don't spend enough time being active and moving.

Improve Physical Dexterity By Typing Articles Online

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:31:45 -0500

There are so many reasons why people write online articles, I hardly know where to start, but perhaps I should start with something esoteric, something you haven't heard before, or perhaps even thought of. I'd like to use myself as a case study, and discuss this with you for a few moments if I might.

Benefits of a Height Adjustable Computer Desk

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:24:27 -0500

Because of the additional amount of time that we use computers, we have seen ever increasing problems with our backs, wrists necks, and other muscle and joint pain. Furthermore, issues like obesity, heart disease, and cancer have been linked to sitting for too long during the day.

A Good Pillow For A Good Night's Sleep

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:11:07 -0500

If you are not getting a good night's sleep and you wake up with pain in your neck, it might help if you change your pillow. Using a good pillow can help to prevent headaches, stiffness and pain in the neck. Using the right pillow will help to support the curve in your neck and help prevent spinal problems. If you have allergies, you may want to avoid pillows with down, silk, cotton, wool or latex. Try using a hypoallergenic pillow instead.

Tips on Moving at Work

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:47:20 -0500

How much time do you spend sitting? If you really calculate it, you probably would be shocked on how many hours in your day are spent in your chair. If you work in an office, it is likely that you spend more than 10 hours sitting during the day.

Prevent 'Sitting Disease' With a Standing Desk

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:29:39 -0500

The human body is made to move. Actually the body is designed to stand and walk long distances. Unfortunately, with our information based society, we no longer use our bodies while working in agriculture or spend as much time outside getting exercise. These days, much of our days are spent sitting, whether we sit at our desks for 8 hours a day, or sit at home, watching TV or just resting.

The Essential Low Down on Orthopaedic Beds

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:11:36 -0500

In the past, a bed was a bed. However, also at some point in the past, a phone was a phone, attached to a landline and being only capable of phone calls. So, why am I talking about phones when this article is about beds? Well, because there's (some) method to my madness. Just as phones have evolved to give you the world at your fingertips, beds have evolved to keep your fingertips (and other body parts) in the best possible shape for the world. Read on to find out about orthopaedic beds... one of the best bedroom developments since sliced bread.

The Benefits of Anti Fatigue Mats

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:53:28 -0500

Standing while working is a new revolution slowly taking over many work environments as Americans recognize the harsh effects that sitting for extended periods of time can take on the body. Getting a new desk is the first step in the process to creating a more healthy environment, however, standing on a hard surface for extended periods of time can lead to just as many health issues that are experienced when sitting in an unergonomic office chair. The best solution for this? Purchasing an anti-fatigue mat.

Anti-Fatigue Mats - Which Is Best For Your Application?

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:10:24 -0500

Anti-fatigue mats are designed to reduce fatigue associated with standing for long periods of time on a hard surface such as cement, hard wood floors, tile, carpet, etc. They can be constructed of a variety of materials including rubber, foam, visco-elastic, and vinyl. In order to protect workers and relieve the fatigue and pain associated with standing, companies are utilizing ergonomic products like anti-fatigue matting. There are many different anti-fatigue mat models available in different shapes, sizes, and colors which is why it is essential to choose one that will be best suited for your application prior to purchasing.

3 Steps to Creating a Pain-Free Work Environment

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:09:32 -0500

Back and neck pain is a leading workman's comp injury. Learn three, easy steps to creating a pain-free work environment so that you don't become a victim of back and neck pain while on the job.

The Benefits of Standing Up More Often

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:24:58 -0500

This may be the single most important and simple bit of advice you'll read when it comes to exercise, and it has the potential to improve your health. You can improve strength and fitness with a training program, but health will remain unchanged if you're inactive the rest of the day. Not enough people understand this.

Health Tips for Writers: 7 Ways to Reduce Strain and Fatigue From Typing

Tue, 22 May 2012 16:16:07 -0500

Seven simple strategies for writers to reduce strain and fatigue. Includes a short chair exercise routine for warming up before typing.

Can Too Much Sitting Make You Sick, Or Worse?

Mon, 14 May 2012 15:08:48 -0500

I'm standing up while writing this. Why? Because I've just been reading research from the last few years about the serious health risks of spending too much time in the day/week sitting down.

Typing Correctly To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:41:41 -0500

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS is very common for people that type frequently while they work. It is also common for people with jobs that require a lot of repetitive movement with the fingers, hands and wrists. People with diabetes, thyroid disease and rheumatoid arthritis are more prone to developing CTS as well. Certain things should be done to help prevent the disease as it can seriously affect your ability to work and enjoy life.

How to Choose the Proper Office Chair For Your Frame

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:57:33 -0500

The right office chair should uniformly support the body, allow for easy movement, be easy to adjust, provide long-term comfort, and help to maintain proper posture. Just like people, office chairs come in varying shapes and sizes. The problem is not every person will fit into one uniform chair design, unless your proportions perfectly match up with the design of the chair. If your chair is not properly fitted to your proportions you will find overtime that you will begin to experience discomfort which can lead to more serious problems over time. Consider the following tips before purchasing your next office chair.

The Forward Head Posture Epidemic

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:59:57 -0500

Learn about forward head posture and how it can cause headaches, muscle tension, joint irritation, neck pain and even low back pain. Chiropractic can help!

Ergonomics and Human Factor Engineering

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:07:03 -0500

This article based on the scientific discipline called " Ergonomics and Human Factor Engineering". What is this ergonomics mean? Why it is needed? How to identify ergonomic problem(s) and find their possible solution(s)?

Computer Ergonomics 101

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:07:33 -0500

Screens: They're everywhere. Whether a laptop, desktop computer, GPS, video game, I-Pad, I-Pod, Tablet, or any other variation, technology has changed our lifestyles immensely. Along with this increasing trend comes many consequences, including neck pain, back pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches, eye strain, and other symptoms with continued use. Changes to your existing computer station with proper ergonomics, screen height, and sitting position can make a huge difference in your overall life.

Ergonomic Workplace Practices That Reduce Repetitive Strain Injuries

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:19:03 -0500

RSI can be a crippling, painful and expensive workplace injury. This document suggests several simple, easy and ergonomically sound preventative techniques that may assist in preventing and combatting early phase RSI.

Office Chair Armrests - Benefits and Types

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:37:51 -0500

Almost every chair has armrests of some sort or the option to add armrests as an upgrade to the chair. Armrests are an important component of any ergonomic office chair. Proper armrest design allows a place to rest your arms while working, relieving the pressure from your upper back and shoulders which sometimes is experienced when using an armless chair. There are a number of different types of armrests available which is why it is important to determine which will work best for your needs and keep you sitting comfortably throughout the day.

Choosing Ergonomic Office Furniture For Work

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:47:53 -0500

If a good third of your day is spent sitting at a desk, you probably feel the need to get up and move around often. If your chair is especially uncomfortable and hard on your back, you certainly cannot be blamed for an extra break or two to keep the blood circulating. Eight hours a day in front of a computer, or merely at a desk with paperwork, is enough to wreak havoc on your posture and bring on more aches than you need. If you have the opportunity, you should choose furniture that is functional and ergonomic.

The Secrets Of Good Posture

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:26:39 -0500

It is important to maintain good posture to avoid health problems. This includes having good posture when sitting, standing or sleeping. When sitting, it is important to sit upright with the back straight and shoulders back. You should avoid sitting on the front edge of the chair. You should sit back against a lumbar support to help maintain the curve in the low back.

Good Posture For Good Health

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:02:44 -0500

Mothers often tell their children to sit up straight and avoid slouching. This is good advice. Bad posture is a common problem that affects people's health more than they think. Maintaining good posture involves keeping in the upright position against gravity when sitting, standing, or sleeping.

Varier Gravity Chair - Defying Gravity in Absolute Comfort

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:44:33 -0500

Reinventing the chair is a good idea if the purpose is to improve posture and well being. A well thought-out concept for seating will not be confined to securing our backs and bottoms, it will be designed to rejuvenate the entire body and mind. This is where the Varier Gravity Chair delivers while many others fall short.

Sit Your Way Into Good Health With the Varier Variable Balans Chair

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 10:05:10 -0600

Being chained to your desk, whether at home or in the office, might mean being productive, but it certainly does not bode well for your body. For this reason, a whole new science, referred to as ergonomics, was born and applied to chair design. The discipline is focused on finding ways to ensure, that despite the many hours you sit in front of the computer, it will not take a toll on your spine and overall health.

RiteTemp: A New Modality for Treating Occupational Injuries

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 08:07:14 -0600

Occupational injuries are one of the most important and preventable health problems that occur daily throughout the world. While preventable, they are a human capital issue to business and a disabling socio-economic factor to the injured worker. The concurrent impact reaches far beyond lost time, missed schedules and production delays. In years past, scores of today's aging workforce labored in non-ergonomic jobs, never to be inoculated to improved ergonomics as part of today's assessment of human capital costs. Improper height of work stations, non-electric hand tools and warehouse staging areas account for a multitude of simply avoidable musculoskeletal disorders (MSD's) the aging workforce faces today.

Is Your Workspace Affecting Your Health?

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 07:54:35 -0600

Working behind a desk used to be considered one of the safest occupations. Because really, what can you do to yourself sitting in front of computer. Many new studies have begun to show this type of work can, in fact, be harmful to your health.

Ergonomic In The Office

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:18:23 -0600

The first step to becoming more ergonomic in the office is to IDENTIFY YOUR BEHAVIORS! Try to notice your postures throughout the day. If you are feeling pain or discomfort, what are you doing to cause those issues? There is ALWAYS a root cause.

Health on Computer: How Are Computers Degrading Your Overall Health?

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:56:29 -0600

How could a small device such as a laptop or smart phone have such serious long-term effects on your body? Could computers and technology really be negatively affecting your wellbeing? Absolutely! Although these devices may seem harmless (as I'm sure your using one right now as you read this), they can have a serious repercussions over time.

What Is a Sit Stand Stool?

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:23:32 -0600

What once began as a trend in industrial work places with assembly or production lines where workers are required to stand for multiple hours throughout the day has now been making its way into more traditional office settings where employees are required to sit for the majority of their work day. The negative health effects associated with sitting for extended periods of time quickly brought upon the need for a healthier work station set up and along came the sit stand stool.

Is It Possible to Increase Your Height With Exercises?

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:07:55 -0600

There are many height increase exercises you can perform to help your body get taller. The main exercises to concentrate on is strengthening your core muscles and to practice good posture.

How to Avoid Leg Pain at Work

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 09:33:51 -0600

Do you ever feel your legs start to feel uncomfortable while sitting in your office chair? Maybe they start to feel heavy or maybe you begin to experience the irritating feeling of your legs falling asleep. This pain can eventually turn to numbness and move into your thighs creating a distracting and uncomfortable work environment. Luckily most leg related pain experienced on the job can be easily relieved by simply adjusting your current office chair.

A Measured Approach to Ergonomics

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:00:40 -0600

A critical aspect of establishing an ergonomics system to reduce injuries is establishing metrics. What should you measure yourself against?

Adjustable Beds: Improved Blood Flow Leads to Better Overall Health

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:45:17 -0600

Millions of people are choosing an adjustable bed, and it is not hard to see why. Adjustable beds come with a large variety of health benefits that make them a worthwhile investment.

4 Reasons You Should Sit and Stand While You Work

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:57:24 -0600

Are you tired of being tired after work? Do you want to feel better about your job?

How to Go About Buying the Right Office Furniture

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:08:08 -0600

When you are buying office furniture, perhaps the most important items will be the chairs. You probably are only thinking in terms of office chairs, but you will also need reception chairs and conference chairs.

What to Look For When Buying Office Desks

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:30:27 -0600

Modular offices became very popular in the 1970s when there were a lot of open floor plans in office buildings. Over the years, they have gone out of style as everyone wanted their own "real" office. But with times as hard as they are right now, sometimes modular is better.

Don't Get Office Worker Syndrome

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:59:55 -0600

You know that posture that you have at work? You may even have it right now: you know what I mean....sitting slumped in your chair with slouched shoulders and your head straining forward, eyes looking down at the computer screen. With the proliferation of computers, laptops and smartphones, doctors and other practitioners see so many people with this condition that we could even give it a name -- Office Worker Syndrome or OWS.

How to Choose Your Next Office Chair

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:27:07 -0600

For most people, perhaps the most important aspect of an office chair is whether or not they can work the computer while sitting comfortably. Some chairs are designed for lounging or waiting, and others are designed for work.

The Evolution and Future of the Modern Chair

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:03:19 -0600

This article offers some thoughts and observations about chairs, how we use them and what we expect from them. It then goes on to give an insight into the future of chair design and what we might expect to see or be seated on in the coming years.