Tips to Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

What is RSI? Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are damaged muscles and nerves caused by repetitive, straining motion. In an office setting, the most common form of RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in the wrists often associated with typing and poor posture. Warning signs of developing RSI include muscle weakness, tingling, swelling, numbness, and burning. […]

Adjusting to a Laptop with an Ergonomic Keyboard

Adjusting to  a New Keyboard I posted recently about our laptops getting stolen.  Such a bummer, especially since my husband is a PhD student and I work from home.  We are both quite computer-dependent in our own ways and have felt more than a little hobbled without the comfortable feel of our own computers.  The cool […]

Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Robbery

We recently had our laptops stolen…out of our house…while we were sleeping.  Creepy all the way around.  The whole experience has been truly eye-opening in so many ways.  I thought I would share what we have learned in the hopes of saving you some of the loss we have incurred. Lock your doors. It’s a […]

Tips for Ergonomic Typing & Posture

Tips for More Ergonomic Typing Between work and personal use at home, most of us spend a lot of time on our computers.  As such, it’s important to practice good typing habits so you can stay healthy and pain-free. Position your keyboard and mouse correctly.  For your keyboard, the best position is  just below your elbows […]

Tips for Making Your Office More Ergonomic

Tips for Making Your Office More Ergonomic Do you hate your cubicle?  If you do, you’re not alone.  While cubicles are great for maxing out space and keeping workers physically close for better collaboration and communication, they are terrible for office morale, as many workers feel cramped and unable to set up an efficient work […]

How to Get More Out of Your Laptop

We all love our laptops, but they do have their downsides.  While wonderfully compact and mobile, laptops are not ergonomically ideal, which takes a certain toll on your body. Problem #1:  Sore neck, shoulders and back It’s typical to assume that sore muscles are part and parcel to working at a desk.  That may be […]

Benefits of a Left Handed Keyboard

Have you ever considered the benefits of a left handed keyboard? Unless you are left handed, you probably didn’t realize that using a left handed keyboard is beneficial for anyone.  Many right-handed users are now requesting left-handed keyboard for their office use.  These specially designed keyboards provide better comfort and increased productivity for most any […]

Tips for Traveling More Comfortably

If you’re a road warrior like me, you probably have experienced the same discomforts from travel.  Whether you’re physically on the road or in the air, a long day of travel  can just about undo anyone.  Throw in some aches and pains from too-small seats and you might consider swearing off all travel- business or […]

Tips to Relieve Shoulder Pain

As my work has required more time at a computer, I have found myself struggling with sore, tired shoulders. Most of the pain is caused by poor posture or overworking the muscles. Here are some of the tips that helped relieve the pain in my neck and shoulders. Relax the muscles with heat. Hot compresses […]

Blogging Tips

Tips for Blogging About 2 days ago, I posted some tips for blogging in a more ergonomic fashion, namely by making your gadgetry work more for you.  This included a few ways to up your game with an iPad, a new blogging favorite and rising trend for many computer users worldwide.  As I thought about […]