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Why You Should Get Up, Stand Up And Lie Down At Work

In a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, philosopher Franz Kafka lamented, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle manoeuvres.” Modern workers may well empathise with Kafka’s description of his workplace.

How To Set Up Your Workplace For Maximum Efficiency And Comfort

Want to become more efficient at work? Organising your office and your technology for maximum efficiency makes a big difference. Here are the steps you need to take.

This Graphic Shows 15 Desk-Based Exercises For The Office

Sitting all day at your desk isn’t good for you. If you can’t get up a take a walk, this graphic from Desirable Body shows you 15 exercises you can do while at your desk.

Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Monitor, The Screen You Stare At All Day

Many of us are stuck behind our desk and computer all day long, which makes the hardware we use quite important. Let’s give some more thought to our monitors, with these ten tips for getting the most out of those screens.

Improve Your Posture With These Exercises From The Army Field Manual

Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practising these exercises from the Army Field Manual. Good posture is a habit that pays off over time.

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.

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