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office ergo tips

“Sitting Disease”–Yes, But Don’t Forget About “Standing Disease”

Standing has become the thing (preferred posture) to do at the office these days thanks to all of the attention and hype on “Sitting Disease”.  When working with office-based clients the question that always comes up from the office manager is how they can cost effectively provide standing workstations since the majority of their workers are now requesting standing workstations.  When I teach my office ergonomics class on “How to make your workstati

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Office Chair

If you work in an office you probably spend the greater part of your day sitting in your chair.  Depending on the length of the work, your “seat” time can easily exceed 6-8 hours in that chair.  Is it comfortable?  If not, you may want to consider getting a different chair.  The most common question I get regarding chairs is, “What features should I look for in a new chair?”

Here are 5 features to look for with a brief explanation:

Do You Suffer From iPad Neck Disorder?

Are you one of the millions of people worldwide who use iPads, tablets or reading devices such as the Kindle?  If so, you may be or soon will be suffering from a multitude of musculoskeletal pains and strains.  The use of these devices has exploded over the 12-18 months.  It’s commonplace for me to see them used whenever I’m in coffee shops as well as when I’m visiting business clients.  Initially they were used for personal entertainment and convenience compared to a laptop but now businesses large and small are adopting them.  They haven’t replaced the desktop or laptop computer but they

Tips for Staying Active When Working At Your Computer All Day Long

Just because you’re stuck behind your computer all day long doesn’t mean you have to stay put and inactive.  In order to ward off the stress, muscles tightness and extra pounds that can come on with looking at your computer screen all day.  Too many hours spent sitting is not necessarily good for ones health.  Recent studies have shown that prolonged sitting can lead to increased risk for diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.  There are simple ways to build in exercise and other healthy habits into your day.  Here are a few tips to stay active and healthy in the office: