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.
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.
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.
Along with mattresses and the perfect house, the office chair is one of the most difficult things to buy. We want comfort, the right fit, and we want it to save us from the ill effects of sitting in them all day. Unfortunately, the perfect chair may not exist.
A long road trip can destroy your back and neck if you’re not careful. As the drive goes on, it’s easy to start slouching in your seat, and that just makes things worse. Reddit user ImOnProbation suggests adjusting your mirror when you’re sitting up straight to keep you from slumping over.
There are plenty of ergonomic, comfortable chairs that cost an arm and a leg (such as the Aeron), but not everybody can afford a great seat. Whether it’s another chair, a standing desk, or an exercise ball, how do you work every day in comfort without succumbing to poor posture or breaking the bank? We want to know.