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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contrary to popular belief, ergonomics is not just about improving efficiency in the workplace. In fact, health experts are encouraging the public to apply ergonomic principles to their cars to maximize their comfort to and from the office, on road trips, while driving in general.
Companies everywhere are starting to bring their offices to ergonomic standards, but many would benefit from a complete makeover appealing to all five senses. After all, ergonomics is not just about the furniture. Read more to understand the concept experiential ergonomics and how businesses could apply them.
Bulacan Congressman Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado has introduced a new bill that seeks to improve the health and safety of office computer workers. The proposal intends to better the health and well-being of employees for desirable outcomes at the individual level and the business at large.
A new study reveals significant statistical data on standing desk usage. The first research study of its kind, participants found success in using smart software to remind them to switch positions after a certain block of time. While a digital reminder was helpful, observing other participants also played a part.