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The Ultimate Guide to an Ergonomic Office
This guide is full of helpful articles on how to make your office Ergonomic:
When seated in your office chair, proper positioning is a key element in keeping up good blood flow and body health. Movement is critical to good ergonomics. To keep the proper posture while constantly moving throughout the day takes some practice. It all starts with knowing how to properly position your back and legs. Click here to read more...
When leaning forward, the vertebrae pushes all of the gel to the rear of the back. This motion compresses the nerves that exit the spine to the central nervous system. In response, the nerve tightens up your back muscles, thinking it is supposed to contract the lower muscles in your back. With this continued movement, the muscles slowly pull the vertebrae further out of line while pushing the gel further back against the nerves. Click here to read more...
Carpal Tunnel is a common workplace concern due to the rising numbers of people suffering from carpal tunnel due to bad workplace ergonomics. Carpal tunnel affects the hands, arms, fingers and even the back of the sufferer and can cause serious problems, rendering the worker useless for even the simplest of tasks. Carpal tunnel syndrome while it sounds complicated is actually quite simply explained. Click here to read more...
With the hours that employees spend seated in their office chair in this, the computer age, it is important to remember to practice good ergonomics and keep the correct positioning throughout the day. Ergonomics are the key to a healthy body, back and neck when working long hours in your task chair. When you sit in your office chair, you should adjust it to the proper position first, remembering a simple checklist of setup motions. Click here to read more...
When seated in the average office chair, it is easy to assume that one size fits all. However, to practice good ergonomics, the office chair can have many features designed to help the user who falls out of the range of normal size, has special health considerations, has an unusual job or works with unique machinery. The most popular extra features and options for an ergonomic chair are discussed here. Click here to read more...
Iím thinking about my home office. Itís a place Iíve worked for 20 years Ė 11 in our current home. And very little has changed - and that it's time for a bit of a make-over.
Ergonomics are much more well known and important to today's workers or businesses as an important part of keeping the workplace productive and the worker's happy. Luckily many new products are on the market today to help us to remember that proper ergonomics and techinuqes promote better body health and are important. Click here to read more...
There are a lot of businesses who have considered making their
companies ergonomic, but they wonder if they are really going to
benefit from doing it. Here are some of the benefits that business
owners are going to find from making their workplace ergonomic. Fewer Workman's Comp claims, Better Productivity, Less Missed Days. Click here to read more...
Addressing the Human Factor in Ergonomic Solutions recommended by editor
Most workplace injuries involve musculo-skeletal disorders. Repetitive movement patterns and habitual working positions condition the muscular and nervous system into states that create those disorders: chronic muscular tension that leads to muscular soreness and joint damage. In the extreme, chronic muscular tension is debilitating, creates pain and depletes the body's energy reserves.
While many therapists think of heightened muscular tension as a result of injury, in most cases, heightened tension also precedes and causes injury through poor muscular coordination.
Understand that these disorders result from conditioning problems and can be prevented by proper conditioning. The answer is not "work hardening" or strengthening; that is not the proper kind of conditioning for most musculo-skeletal disorders. (At the very least, the term, "hardening," is misleading.) The answer is coordination training. Rarely are the affected muscles weak; most often, they are extremely strong, extremely contracted, fatigued and sore. The sense of fatigue conveys a false sense of weakness. Coordination training brings movement under better control and eliminates excessive, accumulated muscular tension that causes soreness, muscle fatigue, and excessive strain on joints. Click here to read more...
More and more people all over the world have at least one thing in common: they spend many hours at the keyboard of a computer terminal. They have another thing in common: tight shoulders, back pain, tendinitis, and in many cases, carpal tunnel syndrome -- "repetitive use injuries". So let me say a few words about work hygiene -- things beyond "keyboard hygiene" that you may not have heard before -- because if you're going to avoid stress or repetitive use injuries, you're going to do something different to take care of yourself. More on that, later. Click here to read more...