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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:03:02 -0500We 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.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:16:29 -0500Certainly 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.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:05:20 -0500The 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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 11:30:47 -0500Most 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.
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:50:23 -0500There 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.
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.
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:53:02 -0500Back 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.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:48:26 -0500Laptop 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.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:38:25 -0500An 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.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:23:54 -0600The 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.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:45:05 -0600There 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.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:32:16 -0600Are 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.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:21:50 -0600Sitting 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.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:30:41 -0600Are 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.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:42:33 -0600Is 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.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:24:02 -0500Can 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.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:47:15 -0500A 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.
Tue, 20 May 2014 12:46:07 -0500A 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.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:27:35 -0600Bean 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.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:09:39 -0600We 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.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:12:24 -0600Already 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.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:33:32 -0500Improving 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.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:47:48 -0500Recent 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.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:29:06 -0500There 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.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:38:30 -0500The 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.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:40:10 -0500Sitting 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?
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:39:51 -0500Slouching 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?
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:00:59 -0500How 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.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:08:57 -0500Sitting 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.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:59:18 -0500Are 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...
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:11:11 -0500Why 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.
Thu, 16 May 2013 10:13:05 -0500It 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.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:50:30 -0500My 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.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:42:58 -0500Sports 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.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:50:59 -0500Imagine 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.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:50:13 -0500One 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.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:23:53 -0600Back pain is a leading cause of missed work days. Employers and employees both benefit from an ergonomic workplace.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:55:57 -0600Sitting 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.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:21:59 -0600Ergonomics 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.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:33:02 -0600Ergonomic keyboards come in different designs and styles depending on the manufacturer, but what you will find is that most will have a contoured design which is much more comfortable to use than the conventional flat design. Modern day research has found that the split hands design keyboard allows the user to have a more natural motion when typing, these types are generally being introduced into offices around the world as companies realize the importance of ergonomics for the workforce. Employing an ergonomic keyboard can also be extremely beneficial to...
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:38:45 -0600Carpal 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.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:44:51 -0600There 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.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:30:07 -0600The 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.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:44:05 -0600When 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.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:42:11 -0500How 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.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:11:18 -0500We'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.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:35:20 -0500Have you ever wondered why that expensive Ergonomic Chair doesn't relieve your back pain? The myth about ergonomic products exposed.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:41:54 -0500A 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.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:46:30 -0500The 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.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:03:02 -0500If 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:
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:13:16 -0500Ergonomics is important is an office environment. This article will explore several factors of office ergonomics.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:53:04 -0500A 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.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:34:52 -0500Obesity 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.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:31:45 -0500There 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.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:24:27 -0500Because 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.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:11:07 -0500If 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.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:47:20 -0500How 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.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:29:39 -0500The 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.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:11:36 -0500In 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.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:53:28 -0500Standing 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.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:10:24 -0500Anti-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.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:09:32 -0500Back 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.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:24:58 -0500This 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.
Tue, 22 May 2012 16:16:07 -0500Seven simple strategies for writers to reduce strain and fatigue. Includes a short chair exercise routine for warming up before typing.
Mon, 14 May 2012 15:08:48 -0500I'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.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:41:41 -0500Carpal 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.
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:57:33 -0500The 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.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:59:57 -0500Learn about forward head posture and how it can cause headaches, muscle tension, joint irritation, neck pain and even low back pain. Chiropractic can help!
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:07:03 -0500This 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)?
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:07:33 -0500Screens: 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.
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:19:03 -0500RSI 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.
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:37:51 -0500Almost 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.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:47:53 -0500If 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.
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:26:39 -0500It 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.
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:02:44 -0500Mothers 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.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:44:33 -0500Reinventing 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.
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 10:05:10 -0600Being 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.
Wed, 07 Mar 2012 08:07:14 -0600Occupational 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.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 07:54:35 -0600Working 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.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:18:23 -0600The 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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:56:29 -0600How 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.
Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:23:32 -0600What 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.
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:49:54 -0600Powering an educational establishment is a big task. An entire school is usually on full power for twelve hours a day, with some teachers getting to work at 7:30am to prepare for the day or kitchen staff coming in to open up a breakfast club and prepare school lunches.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:07:55 -0600There 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.
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 09:33:51 -0600Do 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.
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:12:05 -0600It is important to understand that bad posture when sat at your desk can cause a multitude of problems, such as bad backs, shoulder pain, and neck pain, if any of these symptoms are affecting you then you need to look for good quality ergonomic chairs. In this article we will explain some of the factors involved when looking to purchase an ergonomic chair.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:00:40 -0600A critical aspect of establishing an ergonomics system to reduce injuries is establishing metrics. What should you measure yourself against?
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:45:17 -0600Millions 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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:57:24 -0600Are you tired of being tired after work? Do you want to feel better about your job?
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:08:08 -0600When 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:30:27 -0600Modular 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:59:55 -0600You 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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:27:07 -0600For 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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:03:19 -0600This 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.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 15:11:29 -0500Sitting for prolonged periods of time comes with a litany of health risks. Standing desks can increase the ergonomics of your home and workplace, and coming across one may be easier than you think.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 08:22:22 -0500The main difference between an ergonomic chair and a traditional one is that an ergonomic one is designed with the human body in mind. These are not always the most comfortable chairs and you certainly wouldn't spend any time lounging in one, but they are designed to support all of the areas of the body that tend to start aching when you are seated for a long time.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 08:06:46 -0500If you are shopping for new training tables for your office space, you do first want to pay attention to the space you have available for the tables. You will want to find tables large enough to fit your needs yet small enough to fit comfortably in the space you have available, while still leaving room for traffic within the room as well as for other features and furnishings that need to be in the room, too.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:49:03 -0500A special type of chair, often called a rise and recline chair, can make life much easier for those who find sitting down or standing up difficult. This article offers some buying advice for anyone considering purchasing this kind of chair for themselves or a member of their family.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:23:01 -0500Do you ever suffer from lower back pain or shoulder girdle pain while or after working on a computer? Chances are, those pains are caused by a lack of support for your forearms.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:10:01 -0500The lumbar region is the lower back area, opposite the abdomen, just between the diaphragm and the pelvis. Compared to the vertebrae that make up the rest of the spine, the five located in the lumbar region are the largest and strongest. The spinal cord ends just between the first and second vertebrae, however this is also the area in which the roots of the sciatic nerve begin. Thus, when an injury or disorder develops in the lower back it can affect the sciatic nerve, causing pain to run down both legs and into the feet.