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Ergonomics: An Overview

Ergonomics: An Overview

I started the ergolife blog and newsletter one year ago 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 topics covered in the past year can provide an ergonomics...
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...
Sit-Stand Workstation: Varidesk Product Review

Sit-Stand Workstation: Varidesk Product Review

Much has been promised in terms of the long term health benefits of standing workstations including increased longevity and an end to obesity, type two diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Is standing at work really the key to better health and productivity or is it...
6 Tips to Introduce Movement at Work and Increase Creativity

6 Tips to Introduce Movement at Work and Increase Creativity

Sitting for extended periods isn’t only bad for your health.  It’s bad for morale. It’s bad for concentration. It’s bad for productivity. Recently, Stanford University Researchers found that walking enhances creating thinking, after as well as...
10 Hilarious Cartoons About Ergonomics

10 Hilarious Cartoons About Ergonomics

Just because we are serious about ergonomics doesn’t mean we can’t approach the subject with a sense of humor. Has mainstream media got carried away with ergonomics? With all important trends in health and wellness, some people tend to invest too much...
Better Posture in Just Two Weeks? Upright Go Product Review

Better Posture in Just Two Weeks? Upright Go Product Review

The Upright Go is an elegant wearable posture trainer that claims to replace slouching with upright sitting in just two weeks. That’s quite a claim. Nobody can improve your posture for you. But if a device can focus your awareness on your posture over and over...
The Surprising Benefits of Touch Typing

The Surprising Benefits of Touch Typing

What if everybody knew touch typing? Bending your neck forward or sitting with your hands hovering mid-air while you search for keys on your keyboard is an avoidable example of awful ergonomics. Ironically, it’s often the people whose time is worth the most who...
Case Study: Split Ergonomic Keyboard Solves Excruciating Wrist Pain

Case Study: Split Ergonomic Keyboard Solves Excruciating Wrist Pain

The cookbook author pictured below tried to create her own ergonomic hack by placing a piece of foam on her desk after excruciating wrist pain prevented her from writing. However, she missed the main problem which was incorrect positioning of her laptop and lack of an...
Tips to Prevent Workplace Fatigue and Injury

Tips to Prevent Workplace Fatigue and Injury

You can reduce your risk of injury by preventing workplace fatigue. When you perform boring or repetitive tasks, your brain is not the only part of you that gets tired. Your muscles, wrists and eyes are just some of the parts of your body that are being fatigued and...