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Wrist Rests Are For Your Palms, Not Your Wrists

Think wrist rests are supposed to support your wrists while typing? Ergonomics experts caution that using this accessory can actually increase stress on your wrists and possibly lead to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Yikes.


This Is What Looking Down At Your Mobile Phone Does To Your Spine

Our mobile phones and tablets have transformed the way we hold our bodies — and not for the better. Looking down at your device is like having a 30-kilo weight on your neck, according to a spine surgeon.


Fix Your Posture At Your Desk With Two Simple Body Adjustments

Staring at our screens and sitting all day long is killing us. Our necks crane forward, our shoulders hunch, and we put terrible stress on our lower body. Here’s a quick way to get into proper posture.


Ask LH: Are Kneeling Chairs A Good Idea?

Hi Lifehacker, What ever happened to kneeling stools? It seems like they were all the rage a few years ago and now you never hear about them. Also, are they a viable alternative to a standing desk?


The Health Benefits Of Standing Versus Sitting

It seems the world is finally coming to terms with the fact that humans evolved to stand, not to sit — well, health researchers, savvy office workers and many commuters, at least.


Take A Standing Break Every 20 Minutes To Keep Your Body Healthy

At this point we’re all aware that we sit way too much and we need to stand up and move around to stay healthy. If you’re looking for some exact numbers, New York Times writer and author Gretchen Reynolds suggests standing up every 20 minutes.


An Easy Way To Find The Perfect Height For Your Chair Or Standing Desk

Making your workspace ergonomic and comfortable can be tricky. To make sure your standing desk or office chair is the right height for you, put a piece of tape or align an image at the centre of the top two-thirds of your primary display. Then adjust your desk or chair so your eyes match perfectly.


Ask LH: Should I Sit, Stand, Run Or Recline At My Desk?

Dear Lifehacker, I can’t decide between sitting in a regular desk chair, moving to a standing desk, or using one of those fancy treadmill or bicycle desks. What, really, is the best option for my productivity and health?


Turn A Recliner Into The Ultimate Desk Chair

Comfort is key when you’re spending long hours in front of the computer. Hack a La-Z-Boy (or other recliner) into a rolling desk chair, and your back might thank you.


You Might Be Standing All Wrong: Here's How To Fix Your Imbalance

Standing. It’s just something you do, right (like breathing)? The truth is there’s a perfectly aligned and balanced way to stand.


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