ergonomics

Staring At A Screen Won't Permanently Damage Your Eyes

Remember when your mum said that you would damage your eyes if you sat too close to the TV? Well, that’s not entirely true. DNews debunks a few vision myths that have persisted over the years.


You Might Be Using Your Mouse Incorrectly

Using a mouse for work all day doesn’t have to be a recipe for carpal tunnel syndrome. If pain comes with the territory, you’re probably using your mouse incorrectly.


Is Repetitive Strain Injury All In The Mind?

Repetitive strain injury, or RSI, is a term which was developed to describe an epidemic of work-related arm and hand pain reported in Australia in the 1980s. While work-related arm and hand pain was and still is common, this particular epidemic was unusual in that it involved workers not previously considered as being at risk.


Top 10 Tricks For A Healthier, High-Energy Workday

Working at an office can be surprisingly unhealthy. Between sitting all day, eating poorly, and enduring never-ending stress, your office routine can take years off your life. Here’s how to stay healthy and energetic at the office (and make the day go by faster).


Fix Your Posture With This Animated Guide To Sitting Right

We’re all aware that sitting all day damages your body. One of the best ways to counteract those effects is to fix you posture, and the above video shows you exactly how to do that.


Angle Your Laptop For Better Comfort On An Aeroplane

Few aeroplane seats provide a comfortable amount of room, and most certainly don’t concentrate on ergonomics. If you plan to use a laptop while flying, make sure you use it at an angle to avoid hunching.


Make Your Own Multi-Level, Adjustable Height Standing Desk

We all know sitting “kills”, but we don’t necessarily want to commit to standing throughout our entire day. The easiest answer? An adjustable standing desk like this feature-rich version from Dick Y., submitted to IKEA Hackers.


Ask LH: How Can I Pick The Best Office Chairs?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in an IT-related company as a team leader. My manager has generously assigned me the task of looking into getting better office chairs for my team (I have back issues). What is the ‘best’ office chair for people who are sitting down for more than eight hours a day? Are there companies that offer chair trials? Is there a sweet spot for price versus functionality? Any advice? Thanks, The Chair Person


The Office Worker's Schedule For Healthy Living Behind A Desk

We’re all well aware that sitting at a desk all day isn’t a healthy way to live, but many of us have to do it anyway. Fortunately, countering the negative effects of this way of life is incredibly easy with a schedule. Here’s what you’ll need to do.


Leave Your Keyboard Feet Folded In For Better Ergonomics

We’ve all seen those little feet that extend out of our keyboards, but did you ever ask what they’re really for? It turns out they’re not there for ergonomics.