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12 Questions to Increase Your Ergonomic Risk Awareness

12 Questions to Increase Your Ergonomic Risk Awareness

If you are uncomfortable at work, you might be risking your ability to ensure a secure livelihood for yourself and your family.  Have you identified the source of your discomfort? The questions below are designed to help you prevent loss of work time and income from...
Alternative Sitting Solutions

Alternative Sitting Solutions

Mix it Up. Have Different Seating Solutions around the Office. It’s an Investment in Productivity. Overloading the muscles by maintaining any static position for prolonged periods, increases our risk of ergonomic injury. Alternating sitting with standing...
Yoga Stretches You Can do at Your Desk

Yoga Stretches You Can do at Your Desk

Here are some stretches that you can do right at your desk to relieve shoulders and back that ache from hunching over your computer. Do these stretches in the middle of the day and not only will you feel invigorated, you will actually be reducing your risk of a work...
Product Review: The NetOne Chair by Ergotherapy

Product Review: The NetOne Chair by Ergotherapy

The chair is still king of the office. People often ask me why they a need a good office chair if the goal is to be standing much of the time.  Even if you have already moved to a sit-stand workstation the chair is still important. Neither standing nor sitting...
Why Adapt your Body when you can Change the Environment?

Why Adapt your Body when you can Change the Environment?

I love yoga and ergonomics because both are about adapting the situation to the needs of a real person and not the person to the situation. In ergonomics, it’s equipment and setup that must fit an individual’s needs. In yoga, it’s the poses....
How to Identify and Correct your Posture Type

How to Identify and Correct your Posture Type

Why is Correct Posture Important? Your spine functions best to transfer weight efficiently when it is in its neutral, or “S” shaped curve. Identifying your posture is the first step to reducing fatigue by lengthening short, tight muscles and strengthening weak,...
Five Reasons to Practice Yoga (even if you’re not Flexible)

Five Reasons to Practice Yoga (even if you’re not Flexible)

“I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible.” That’s the first thing most people say when I mention that I’m a yoga teacher. I assume they are referring to their bodies. Mental flexibility is a requirement to do yoga.  Physical flexibility...
Ergonomics: Topics of Interest

Ergonomics: Topics of Interest

It’s been just over one year since I started the ergolife blog to help people manage and prevent the pain and injury that result from long hours spent on computers and hand held devices.  This partial summary of ergonomic topics covered in the past year can...
The True Cost of an Ergonomic Injury

The True Cost of an Ergonomic Injury

The Cost of Reaction vs. Prevention Clients who call for an ergonomics risk assessment have often experienced recurring episodes of pain. Sometimes it’s acute back pain that has cost them a week or more of work, on more than one occasion. In between those...
Yoga: A Vital Part of your Corporate Health and Wellness Strategy

Yoga: A Vital Part of your Corporate Health and Wellness Strategy

After enjoying a personal yoga practice for more than ten years, I recently became a Certified Yoga Instructor through a Yoga Alliance affiliated school in Jerusalem. I want to share the benefits of yoga because I believe that taking time to invest in your own health...