Tag: Home Office

The Phone Doesn’t Have to be Your Enemy

Have you noticed that as the office evolves, our desks fill up with more and more tools aimed at helping us work faster and faster? Too bad we only have two hands…Cradling the phone between your ear and shoulder while writing or keying is an quick way to cause strain on your neck.If you frequently

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Office Lighting

Being able to see your work without straining is a necessity. While this seems apparent, are you viewing this on your 12” laptop screen? Do you work in a dark corner of your house or in a well lit room with a vista? As you may have noticed, as the years tick by, we need

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Organizing Your Desk for Ergonomics… and Efficiency

Your desk layout, work tasks and work flow all impact the postures that you use during the day. Rather than adapting your body to a poorly set-up workstation, set up your work to fit your body and work habits. Take a few moments to look at how your desk is organized: Are your keyboard and

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Right Tools for the Job

Make sure that you have the right tools to do your job safely, and make sure your tools are adjusted correctly. Without the right tools (chair, desk, input devices), it can be very difficult to put yourself in a position to work without adding unnecessary stress to the body. Based on what you know, take

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Home Office – What to look for in a chair and desk

How is your $99/hand me down steno chair working out for you? And that office desk that was an ‘unbelievable deal’? Are the words ‘you get what you pay for’ still ringing in your ears? Your home office furniture doesn’t need to be expensive, it just needs to fit you and feel comfortable. The two

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Wrist Care

Our wrist and hand muscles work best when they are in ‘neutral’ position. Our office jobs have become so specialized and repetitious that even seemingly minor movement habits and awkward postures can add up over time and lead to discomfort or injury. Here are some of the most common issues that we see: When the

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The Perfect Fit – Setting Your Chair

Chairs dictate what posture we are in for the majority of every day, week and year. Surprisingly though, few of us spend any time setting our chairs up to fit our body. Take a few minutes to complete the following scavenger hunt:

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And the Award for Best Posture Goes to…

All of the above… at least almost all of them. There is not one perfect posture. Change your posture frequently. Look around your office. There are probably very few people sitting up perfectly straight. There are a couple of simple things you can do to create different ergonomic sitting positions:

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Use It Right – Office Equipment Can Only Do So Much

Are you set-up for a let down?
Do you own your workstation or does it own you?
Take responsibility for your posture and your workstation set-up. Remember that even with the most ergonomically designed workstation – your actions will determine how you feel. Treat your body well, keeping the arms in close and reclining slightly in the chair.

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Head Position Matters

How is your ‘paperless’ office working for you? If you’re like most office dwellers, it may seem that the volume of paper has actually increased. If you frequently transcribe, edit or refer to documents while working on your computer, it’s important to be aware of your head and neck posture. Did you know the human

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