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Ergonomics in the post-pandemic age

The good news: the light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel is growing larger. Millions of Americans have been vaccinated and are beginning to emerge into society again. The effect that the pandemic has had on the way we lives our lives has been significant and research is revealing that some of our adaptations […]
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5 ways to leave your laptop and avoid chronic pain

The Covid-19 work-from-home situation is not going away anytime soon. In fact, according to a recent article in USA Today, 61% of white collar workers will prefer to continue working from home, post-pandemic. What does this mean for the typical worker that has been using a laptop at their kitchen table for the past 10 […]
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One Size Does NOT Fit All!

Fun Fact: The height of the work surface of a standard desk is 29 inches high. According to ergonomic principles, that would be the appropriate height if the user is 6 feet tall! According to the CDC's latest statistics, the average adult male in the United States is 5 feet and 7.5 inches tall and […]
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Why is posture important?

The harping that our mothers gave to us regarding standing up straight did have merit. The posture that we use as we live our lives doesn't just affect how we look. It has a direct impact on our health. The time spent in front of computers, particularly laptops is at an all-time high. Statistics are […]
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Safety in body mechanics: 5 “L’s” of lifting

Ergonomics and posture awareness are not exclusive to computer work. The method we use for lifting and carrying objects can greatly affect our health and well-being. Understanding body mechanics and abiding by those principles will help you to stay safe whether you are carrying boxes through a warehouse all day or bringing your groceries into […]
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5 simple ways to decrease pain while working from home

COVID-19 has altered our lives in countless ways. Because of Social Distancing guidelines, record numbers of employees have found themselves working from home. Suddenly offices and desks have been replaced by kitchen tables and couches. In the best of circumstances employees will find themselves in pain due to improper seated posture and suboptimal ergonomic set-ups. […]
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Why is ergonomics important?

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the task/job to the worker to decrease injury and improve outcomes such as productivity and morale. As technology advances we spend more time than ever in front of computer screens: at work and also at home. Factor in the age of Covid-19 and for many the traditional office environment […]

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