1. Ergo News: Must-have adjustments for the home office chair

    In many cases home office seating consists of a kitchen chair, a folding chair, or worse yet, the sofa or other living room chairs. No matter where you work, whether in the office or at home, make sure your chair adjusts properly. Some must-have chair features/adjustments: Chair height that adjusts between 16 and 21 inches […]

  2. Ditch the ill-fitting bags and shoes

    To avoid joint and muscle strain the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends the following: Handbags/backpacks: Pack lightly and carry only what is needed for the day. Keep heavier items low and toward the center of the bag. The bag should weigh no more than 10 percent of your body weight. Choose a backpack with […]

  3. Your Eyes Need a Break

    Try these simple exercises to energize tired eyes after hours of looking a computer screens.   Think to Blink Step 1.             Blinks slowly… feel eyelids touching lower lids. Repeat 5 times Step 2.             Blink lightly and quickly 10 times. End with a relaxing temple massage.   Refocus Your Eyes Step 1.             Focus on the […]

  4. Conventional Ergonomic Wisdom vs. Current Ergonomics

    Here are examples of conventional ergonomic wisdom being disproven. Most involve a relaxing of the previous “strict” rules. Current ergonomics encourage variety and movement rather than an exact posture. Conventional vs Current Monitor Distance 18-24 inches away As far away as possible while still being able to read clearly. Greater distances relax the eyes. Keyboard […]