ergonomics

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.


What To Look For In An Ergonomic Office Chair

The quality and comfort of your office chair affects your health and productivity. With so many options, picking the right one for you isn’t easy. This graphic from Office Chairs Unlimited offers some guidance.


What Bad Posture Actually Does To Your Body

We’ve heard countless times that good posture and ergonomics are necessary when you’re working at a computer, but what exactly happens when you don’t follow those tips? The Wall Street Journal found out.


Ask LH: Where Can I Find A Monitor/Laptop Arm Combo?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m trying to tidy up my home office by making the space more ergonomic, and I would really like an adjustable VESA mount for my monitor and laptop. Finding a VESA monitor arm on its own isn’t hard, but as soon as you start looking for one with laptop arm also the price goes through the roof. Would you have any recommendations on where to go to keep this solution affordable? I’d prefer to keep this under $200 total. Thanks, Unmounted


Fix Your Posture In The Kitchen By Correcting The Height Of Your Benches

Good ergonomics are just as important in the kitchen as they are for your workspace. Unfortunately, bench heights are often too high or too low for many people, resulting in strained shoulders and back and neck pain when cooking. Real Simple offers two solutions: stacked cutting boards or a sturdy stool.


Five Best Laptop Stands

Working on a laptop for long hours can have a nasty impact on your back, neck and overall posture. An easy and affordable way to upgrade your workspace ergonomics is to use a laptop stand. Whether you build one of your own or buy one with a fancy design, it can make a big difference. Here’s a look at five of the best laptop stands, nominated by readers.


How To Quickly Find Your Chair's Ideal Height

Setting up your office chair properly is key to maintaining an ergonomic workspace, but it’s not always as simple as it sounds. Apartment Therapy suggests that the easiest way to quickly get your chair to the right height is to level the seat with your knees.


Practice Good Posture When Working From Bed

We’ve all had to put in a few hours of work from bed before when we’re sick, and it’s never a pleasant experience. According to the Wall Street Journal, long hours of working from a bed will ruin your posture, but you can do a few things to make it less painful.


Give Your Tired Wrist A Break With A Vertical Mouse

So you’ve ergonomically optimised your workspace, but your wrist is still having some trouble working that mouse. If your wrist pain just won’t seem to go away, try a vertical mouse that completely changes your stance.


Looking At Screens Will Not Harm Your Eyes

It’s important to avoid eyestrain from excessive computer use, but it’s also important to recognise that those issues aren’t particularly a product of using a computer screen. As optometry expert Harrison Weisinger reminds us, there’s no compelling scientific evidence that looking at a screen directly harms our eyes.