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.
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
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
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.
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.