White House Requests $700k for Standing Desks

America: Stand Beside Her and Guide Her If the recent White House requisition for standing desks proves anything, it’s that the quest for a healthier lifestyle is not divided along partisan lines. Prominent public figures...

78% of Office Workers Sit Too Much

Sedentary behavior in the office continues to be a rising concern across urban centers on every continent and highlight an issue that many businesses may not be ready to face. Their workers not only don’t like sitting...

Ergonomics Isn’t About Perfect Posture

Try searching the web for “computer ergonomics” and you’ll find plenty of handy charts and tips: Tools for Planning Your Space (from Computingcomfort.org) Guide to setting up an Ergonomic Computer Station (from about.com)...

Are Your Employees Fit to Work?

The other weekend I came across a fascinating report titled Fit For Work? Musculoskeletal Disorders in the European WorkForce on http://www.fitforworkeurope.com/. Fit for Work Europe is an initiative committed to working...

R U A SPUD?

You are a SPUD if your Seat is Planted Under a Desk all day. A SPUD is a close relative to the couch potato. Rather than lounging in front of the TV with one hand cluthcing the remote and the other hand thrust in a bag of...

Still Standing …

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since changing to a sit-stand workstation. I will schedule a follow-up bone density scan next spring, but I am enjoying tangible benefits now: I have more joint flexibility and strength...

Goldilocks and the Three Chairs

If ergonomists were looking for a mascot, my vote would go to Goldilocks−yes, I mean the blonde chick with a poor sense of boundaries. I’ve been working in the field of ergonomics for more than 10 years, and lately, I’ve...