ergonomics

Instead Of Finding The Perfect Work Setup, Try Moving Around

Instead Of Finding The Perfect Work Setup, Try Moving Around

Are you having a hard time getting comfortable in your impromptu home office? We’ve absorbed this idea that there is an ideal “ergonomic” setup, and that if everything is properly supportive and set to the right height, we’ll never be uncomfortable again. But what if sitting in the One Correct…

Why I Switched My Office Chair With An Exercise Ball

Why I Switched My Office Chair With An Exercise Ball

Many of us spend the majority of our professional lives sitting, which makes the office chair an all-important piece of furniture. Lately mine hasn’t been cutting it, so as an experiment, I swapped my chair with an exercise ball. Here’s what’s been great about it, what’s been less than perfect,…

Ask LH: How Do I Prevent Eyestrain At My Computer?

Dear Lifehacker, My job puts me in front of a computer from the moment I arrive until quitting time. How do you keep your eyes healthy when you have to stare at a screen all day? Sincerely, Worried About Eyestrain