Ergonomics 101

Ergonomics 101

Millions of sedentary workers who were sentenced to the chair have adopted a standing desk or treadmill desk, and the adoption rate is only increasing every day. The good news is they’ve taken the first step. They’ve grasped the initiative, and are probably raving about their new workstation to all their friends and co-workers, as they should. The bad news is that for many of them the next step they’ll be taking will be to their chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, orthopedist, internist or witch doctor when the aches and pains of a bad workstation setup start to set in.

Check out our staff ergonomics experts’ articles below on how to set up the ideal workstation so that your move to work while standing or work while walking is as optimal as can be, pain free, and productivity-boosting!

WFH working from a kitchen table

What Employers Urgently Need to Know About Kitchen Table Ergonomics

With many people working from home, employers need to consider liability for ergonomic injuries has pierced the veil of the corporate campus.

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ERGONOMIC TIP

Your Best Position Is the Next One

Switching from sitting to standing to walking throughout the day is the most important ergonomic tip we can provide to help avoid injury.

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Does Standing at Work Lead to More Sitting at Home?

Research suggests that standing more at work can lead to sitting more at home. Here's what they're missing in this analysis.

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Get Up! by James Levine

“Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It” by Dr. James Levine

Review of Dr. James Levine's new book, "Get Up!" which boils down his findings on sitting disease and the benefits of sitting less and moving more.

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standing desks from china

COVID-19’s Dramatic Impact on the Office Fitness Industry, and Standing Desk Suppliers in Particular

In this article we examine the impact on both the supply side and demand side of this market multi-billion dollar market segment.

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Summer Johnson Mcgee

The Faculty Treadmill

Our newest Water Cooler post comes via Summer McGee and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read on for Summer's desking experiences.

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Veronica Roth uses a treadmill desk.

Why Authors like Treadmill Desks

Alec Cole conducts a mini study around the WorkWhileWalking office to answer the timeless question: Can you really type on a treadmill desk?

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Objection! Attorney is Clearly Suffering from Sitting Disease

Plenty of professionals are suffering from sitting disease, but lawyers may be among the most deskbound workers in any profession.

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