1. Let’s Make that Desk Chair Comfortable

    People are all different sizes. And therefore should adjust their chair to fit them. Here are some adjustment options for making your current chair more comfortable as well as design factors to consider if selecting a new chair: Armrests: provide additional upper extremity and back support when in use. A chair with padded arms that […]

  2. Finding Your Comfort Zone

    Rather than working in a single posture, find your comfort zone. Your comfort zone isn’t any one posture, but a range of positions that is generally appropriate and comfortable for your given work situation. Sitting still for long periods can cause discomfort and muscle fatigue. Changing postures throughout the day is vital to maintaining healthy […]

  3. Sit-to-Stand Workstation…Who benefits?

    A sit-to stand workstation provides a flexible design to transition from sitting to standing. A mix of which researchers say will minimize potential for adverse health consequences associated with both postures. However, not everyone will benefit from a sit-to-stand workstation. Included in this category are: People with orthopedic problems of the feet, ankle, knee or […]

  4. Which is Better, Sitting or Standing?

    When it comes to a workstation, which is better, sitting or standing? Research shows that both prolonged sitting and prolonged standing are of concern. Therefore it is not an “either- or” situation. The more responsible approach is a combination of sitting and standing activities throughout the work day to minimize the potential for adverse health […]

  5. Sitting Healthier

    Some seated postures reduce physical capacity for effort and can lead to body distortion (poor posture) over time; this from researchers who now proclaim the popular 90 degree thigh/trunk angle is no longer the optimal sitting posture. Sitting this way with thighs horizontal loads the spine, reducing one’s physical capacity for effort and can lead […]

  6. Too Much Sitting a Health Risk

    It’s been documented for ages that limited mobility contributes to injuries in the parts of the body responsible for movement: muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments, particularly of the neck and lower back. There is new evidence that prolonged, unbroken sitting time produces adverse health effects such as reduced heart and lung efficiency, digestive problems, obesity […]

  7. Sit Correctly to Prevent Back Pain

    While it is okay to assume other sitting positions for short periods of time, most of your sitting time should be spent as described here for the least stress on your spine. Feet should be resting on the floor. Your knees should not be higher than your hips and make a habit of keeping your […]

  8. Sitting Can be Hard on You

    Sitting can be harder on your back than standing or even lifting. After a long day of sitting, your back and neck may feel stiff and tired. The soreness that you feel by the end of the work week is called the Monday-to-Friday Syndrome. It is caused by slouching in your chair or sitting too […]

  9. Just say NO to the exercise ball in the office

    Watch this video for reasons why the exercise ball should not replace a traditional office desk chair. http://www.humantech.com/just-say-no-to-exercise-balls-in-the-office/?utm_source=ErgoAccelerator&utm_campaign=81dc94d80f-October_is_Ergonomics_Month10_20_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_523422b38e-81dc94d80f-66783997

  10. Why sitting may be “bad” for you…

    Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles have us sitting more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Watch this TED-ED video for more on the topic. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-sitting-is-bad-for-you-murat-dalkilinc