3 Ergonomic Tips for Every Parent

I usually write about ergonomic tips for desk workers since they, well, sit all day and stare at a screen.  As you might imagine, there are numerous issues that accompany such a work environment, not the least of which are sore backs and necks, eye strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.  You parents may think, thank […]

5 Tips for a Better Ergonomic Work Station

More and more people are struggling with work-related stress, strain, or even injury.  This may be due to computer-related jobs in which workers need to sit most of the day, staring at a screen, and repetitively typing all day.  What you may not know is that even a desk job can be improved with a […]

Tips for Making Your Work Space More Ergonomic

Last time we talked about timeless ergonomic principles for setting up an ergonomic work station, as well as some ergonomic tools for meeting those principles.  The basic premise is to minimize movement and strain and maximize productivity by reducing distraction.  I supplied some tips and tools for setting up an ideal work station.  Today, I […]

Tips for Setting Up an Ergonomic Work Station {even if you’re in a cubicle!}

Too many workers dislike their work space and dread going to work.  It may be that they hate their jobs, but it could also be that poor work station design has contributed to strain, injury, and even loss of productivity.  Getting to achey or sore during the day does not exactly lead to brilliant moods […]

Ergonomics Reduce Work-Related Stress

Work-induced stress often results in physical aches and pain. What is often overlooked, however, is that physical stress and strain can add to our stressed state of mind, making matters worse. If you often come home from with headaches, back pain or more, it may be time to look at you physical comfort and evaluate […]

RSI & How to Avoid It

What is RSI? I’ve spent some time talking about wrist pain and how it can be or develop into RSI.  Today, I thought we’d look at what RSI is and how to avoid it in general.  Repetitive Strain Injury, commonly referred to as RSI, is an injury to the muscles and nerves caused by one […]

Laptop Ergonomics: Tips For On the Road

Laptops are great! They are portable and compact, easy to take anywhere. But laptop computers are just not designed to be ergonomic. At your home or office, you can add ergonomic tools or a docking station to improvement comfort, but this is practically impossible when you are on the road. Here are some guidelines for […]

Tips for Making Laptops More Ergonomic

I frequently talk about how important it is to dock your laptop and not strain yourself trying to do continuous work on your lap.  The basic problem here is that hunching over a laptop usually places strain on your neck, back, and even wrists.  It’s practically impossible to practice good ergonomics on a lapped laptop. […]

What RSI is & How to Avoid It

What is RSI? RSI is a repetitive stress injury and is exactly what it sounds like: an injury caused by repetitive, straining motions or movements.  Many musicians and even typists suffer from RSI, and most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) found in the wrists.  There are several warning signs of RSI, including muscle weakness, tingling, swelling, numbness, […]

Ergonomic Tips for Flying

Ergonomic Tips for Planes Too often we think of ergonomics as good practices only useful for work, ie sitting at a desk.  On the contrary, whether it’s getting older, being pregnant, or just being more aware of my body and its needs, I have found that practicing good ergonomics relieves and even prevents much stress […]