Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Almost any seat was comfortable at one-sixth of a gravity.
~Arthur C. Clarke

You can tell from the title of this post that I remembered the word from last Wellness Wednesday ("emoluments" + "insurance" = "ergonomics"? The brain works in mysterious ways...)

The definition of ergonomics is "an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely"... I tend to think of it as how to arrange your workspace (or study space) so your body doesn't hurt afterward. My husband really needs the right setup. Maybe you do, too.

Here's a brief video about the angles that you hold your legs, arms/wrists, and eyes when you're using a laptop:

A more general ergonomics video:

A few links:
Cornell's Ergonomic Guidelines for arranging a Computer Workstation - 10 steps for users
UVA on Multiple-Strain Injuries
UVA: Stretches
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's guidelines for various industries

My husband uses this cheap standing desk at work. (He is on the tall side for using a desk that goes up and down, so he uses this one for standing and has another for sitting. Whatever works.)
A post that explains the Pomodoro technique

What do you find helpful?

1 comment:

Pop said...

Ergonomics....glad you remembered that!

Posture is so important, and it's something we don't pay enough attention to.

Just got a new desk chair. It's much better than my previous chair because it allows me to adjust the seat so I'm parallel to the floor AND keep the back straight. It cost a bit more than a regular chair, but it's worth it.