Posts tagged ‘ergonomics’

Sitting down seems like the most natural thing in the world, right? Not the kind of thing you should educate yourself on. However, the way you’re sitting right now could be harmful to your health. Sitting still for long periods has a negative impact on health anyway, as it causes the muscles to seize up … Read the full post …

Believe it or not, swapping out your old office furniture for brand-new, ergonomically-designed pieces could seriously improve the working of lives of you and your staff. It’s becoming increasingly important to design office spaces that are not only fit for the number of employees you have, but which are also comfortable, improve morale and foster … Read the full post …

You’ve probably heard of ergonomics. You might even know what it is. Yet you might not be convinced of the business case for ensuring good ergonomic furniture is provided for staff. Shelling out on new furniture often seems like a luxury and yet it has been proven that ergonomic furniture could actually improve your bottom … Read the full post …

You spend a lot of time at your workstation every day, so it’s time to make it work for you. Cluttered desktops, hard-to-reach items and incorrectly adjusted office chairs all make your working day that little bit more difficult. Try following this step-by-step guide to making your workstation more ergonomic. Just following each step in … Read the full post …

Fatigue is the enemy of office productivity. A fatigued worker lacks motivation and makes more errors. They are also less likely to be innovative and contribute fewer ideas on improving your business and taking your service forward. The good news is that you can minimise fatigue by ordering next day Kudos Office Desks and setting … Read the full post …

Sitting at your desk all day could be slowly killing you. If this sounds over-dramatic, consider that health professionals warn that a sedentary lifestyle contributes to obesity, diabetes and even cancer. Just sitting all day has been linked in recent studies to cardiovascular problems and not sitting correctly at your desk can cause musculoskeletal problems … Read the full post …

The way in which you sit at your office desk could be causing neck strain. This can lead to neck pain, headaches and even pins and needles in your arms. This is not something that you have to put up with. You can make minor adjustments to the way in which you sit at your … Read the full post …

Sitting at a desk for eight hours straight can be a lot more dangerous than many people realise. If you have not set up your office space correctly, you could easily suffer as a result of a bad back. With that in mind, we have put together some of the most common mistakes that you … Read the full post …

Sitting down all day sounds like an easy life but it could be doing more damage to your body than you realise. The sitting position itself can put a strain on the joints and soft tissues of the lower back. Over time, the area can become inflamed and this can lead to chronic pain. Problems … Read the full post …

Ergonomics has taught us much about the value of looking after our health and wellbeing at work. However, employers are increasingly learning the value of using ergonomics to put employees’ wellbeing front and foremost and many of them are reaping the rewards. While sickness absence is the most obvious example of where wellness affects business … Read the full post …

If being at work is starting to feel like a drag, maybe you need a swift style upgrade. As much as your hands may be tied by the building you work in, there are some sweet little changes that could make your office just that little bit more awesomer! Here’s what you need to know: … Read the full post …

Sedentary work could be making you ill. Research has shown us that sitting for long periods of time can cause aches and pains that suggest your body is storing up trouble for the future. Work-related health issues like carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injuries and chronic back pain are on the rise as more and … Read the full post …

If you’ve been tempted to ‘think outside the box’ in a desperate attempt to solve your back pain you may want to consider carefully your choice of office seating. It is easy to get carried away with claims that fitness balls are the magic bullet for office postural problems but does the science back up … Read the full post …

Posture is something that we associate with working at a desk in an office environment but it is actually something that we should take seriously in all aspects of our life. Your posture is just as important when you are relaxing in front of the TV in leather recliners as when you are sitting in … Read the full post …

Have you ever calculated the amount of time you spend sat in an office chair each year? For many people, it’s a huge chunk of their time. Often, we’re so busy at work, we barely notice when we’re hunched over the desk, staring at a screen. But did you know this poor sitting position can … Read the full post …

Sometimes it seems to be impossible to please people and this is often the case with employees and the office chairs they are provided with for their work. Even top quality office chairs like Bestuhl office seating gets criticised, but usually for the wrong reasons. Lack of training in office chair use Lack of training … Read the full post …

It’s easy to get complacent about your office chair. The seat height is adjustable and the back rest moves up and down so that will do won’t it? No, it is unlikely that this will be sufficient to prevent the range of musculoskeletal problems that poor ergonomics cause. If you have not heard of seat … Read the full post …

Bad back, sore shoulders, a crick in the neck – our office chairs can cause a whole host of issues. We often hear about the health risks of horrible office chairs, and a lifestyle which involves sitting for prolonged periods of time is sure to lead to some health conditions. Knowing more about the risks, … Read the full post …

It’s important to feel comfortable at work – you spend a third of your life there, after all. Your workspace is the hub for all of your daily activities and if it’s not working efficiently, that discomfort you feel will be impacting on your work. There are a number of simple things you can do … Read the full post …

Should your back dictate your choice of office chair? The simple answer is ‘Yes’. If you have already started experiencing back problems this will be a major factor when you are looking at Designer Office Chairs and even when you are selecting desks for your workspace. You’re not alone. Occupational health is now all about … Read the full post …

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