Ergonomic Standing Solutions and Anti-fatigue Mats

Humans have been designed to walk on two legs. However, even with this design, it is not advantageous to stand still. We are basically trying to stay balanced in an upright posture and little muscle activity takes place. Once we start to lean forward or backward, our back and abdominal muscles engage. Standing for long…

Stretches to Reduce the Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects 1 to 3 people per 1,000 each year in the United States. More people in the age group of 40-60 years are affected by CTS compared to any other age group. It is also ten times more common in females compared to males. For more information about CTS, refer to…

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics came about in the twentieth century as a response to the design and operations problems that were happening with technological developments. The practice of ergonomics developed when scientists came together to solve complex problems. The main disciplines that helped ergonomics emerge were industrial engineering and occupational medicine. Ergonomics is drawn from five core sciences…

Ergonomics and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common neurological disorder that occurs when the median nerve, at our wrist, becomes pressed or squeezed. The median nerve runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand. Next to the median nerve are tendons that help to bend the fingers. Together the median nerve and tendons pass through…

3 Stretches for Sciatica

There are several important items we can do from day to day to maintain our optimum health. To start with, this includes making healthy eating choices, getting a good night’s rest, and exercising. There are several types of exercise. This blog is focusing on stretching which is also a type of exercise. When you are…

Sciatica and Ergonomics

Sciatica refers to the pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. The pain that is associated with sciatica can affect the lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Most of the time, sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched. This can happen when a herniated disk or…

3 Stretches for Dental Workers

One of the most important things we can do in our workday is to stop to take a short break. Technically speaking, stopping your job task to do a simple stretch is a type of break. Stretching can help to decrease your risk of injuries, improve blood flow, and allow your muscles to work most…

Office Ergonomics on a Budget

Based on my experience, I am going to assume that workstations include the bare minimum which is usually a laptop. Laptops are incredibly beneficial and allow us to have a mobile workstation, but there are minimal ergonomic benefits to using one.  One of the first priorities for laptop users is to adapt the workstation to…

How to Set Up an Office Chair

A lot of the time, getting something new, especially a new office chair can be quite fun. However, it can sometimes feel overwhelming if your new chair has a lot of buttons and levers. It is important to make sure your chair is adjusted to you and your needs, so you get the support to…

12 Dry Eye Recommendations for Office Workers

Looking at a screen for long periods of time can take a toll on our eyes and could possibly be one of the factors causing dry eyes. Our eyes do not blink the most efficiently when looking at a screen and they tend to blink less. However, this is not the only culprit to blame….

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