At this point, it’s not surprising to you how bad prolonged sitting is. Standing is clearly the key to fight the destructive effects on your health, but how long should you actually be on your feet. Even the experts can’t seem to agree on the perfect sit-stand ratio.
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Most of the time when people want to improve the ergonomic quality of their office space, they limit their mindsets to the furniture. But the truth is that there is more to ergonomics than simple changing your desk and chair to correct your posture.
While a discounted gym membership and onsite yoga classes may be ideal perks for a potential hire, employees are finding that they aren’t doing much in terms of improving their work performance. A new study indicates that workers value the simple things, which in turn improve their mood and productivity in the work environment.
For too long, flight carriers would only consider the length between a point of a seat and the same point of the seat in front as the amount of comfort offered to passengers. Spirit Airlines have gone the full ergonomic distance to ensure all comfort issues have been addressed in their new plane seat redesign.
Most people immediately think of yoga rooms and gym memberships when it comes to employee wellness programs. Contrary to popular belief, wellness can mean a lot of different things for different people. Take a look at what these entrepreneurs have done to encourage workplace wellness.
An office gym might get an employee on a regular exercise schedule, but is that all it takes to keep the employee happy? Workers share in a new research study that there is more to a happy work life than physical health initiatives.
It’s no secret that those with desk jobs tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle, which has no shortage of negative health effects. A recent study reveals those who sit for 9.5 hours in the day are likely to have a shorter lifespan, though regular exercise is not mandatory to reduce the risk.
A new study about the effects of cannabis and opioids co-use for treating chronic pain from the University of Houston may have jumped to conclusions. According to one pro-medical marijuana doctor, the literature is missing key information to draw negative correlations between cannabis and pain relief.
Do you find yourself in the routine of eating lunch at your desk to beat deadlines, ensure you go home on time, or maybe stick to your diet? If you do, you might want to rethink this unhealthy habit. Learn about the dangers of desk lunches in this post.
Ergonomics play a huge role in reducing the development in musculoskeletal disorders and workplace injuries in the manufacturing industry. In order to improve workplace ergonomics, one expert shares his strategies to ensure employees are safe, healthy, and productive during their shift.