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Thinking of Switching To A Sit-Stand Desk? Here's our guide

Thinking of Switching To A Sit-Stand Desk? Here's our guide

Considering investing in a sit-stand desk? In previous posts, we've talked about the dangers of sitting for too many hours in the day. This issue is particularly important to address for those of us who have jobs that keep us desk-bound. Purchasing or creating a non-adjustable standing desk seems...

We'll Still Sit! Adjust Your Desk and Chair for Correct Sitting Posture

We'll Still Sit! Adjust Your Desk and Chair for Correct Sitting Posture

My Desk Needs to Get Down!  Sit-Stand Desks Give Better Sitting Height Europeans and Scandinavians adjust their chairs to their individual sitting height. North Americans adjust their chairs to the common, standard desk height. “Form follows function” is practiced throughout Europe but is a myt...

Ergonomic Workspace Basics - A Great Place To Start

Ergonomic Workspace Basics - A Great Place To Start

There's so much information on the internet regarding ergonomics. It can be overwhelming when starting your journey towards an ergonomic workspace.  Let's look at ergonomic workspace basics. I'll try to give you some quick guidelines for positive changes that you can make immediately. “To underst...

NIX the Desk Top Converter! Get a Real Desk Converter!

NIX the Desk Top Converter! Get a Real Desk Converter!

In past articles (Desktop Risers Are Not The Solution and 2 Popular Ergonomic Accessories That Can Increase Health Risks) I’ve talked about the perils of Desk Top Converters or Desk Top Risers. I’ve talked about how, even with the ability to stand, we sit much more than we stand and these “Conver...

What Makes a Good Standing Desk?

What Makes a Good Standing Desk?

I often hang out in the standing desk forums on Reddit and I see a lot of questions about desk options. I realize, for someone who is just learning about standing desks, it can be difficult to know what’s important and what’s not. So, here's a starter list of the must-haves when standing desk sho...

Do We Have Standing Desks All Wrong?

Do We Have Standing Desks All Wrong?

It’s so common to hear about the benefits of standing at your workspace these days. So, what do we do when we hear that? We start looking into standing desks and when that seems to be way over our heads, we begin looking at the quick DIY route. We think, “I’ll convert my current desk into a stan...

Ergonomics: Happier, Healthier & More Productive Employees

Ergonomics: Happier, Healthier & More Productive Employees

As a Boss, we all want to be known as “caring” when it comes to our employee’s work life, don't we? I'm betting this is the case if you've clicked on this article. You're already moving in that direction by having in interest in creating a workplace that helps your employees lead happier, healt...

6 Ways To Maximize Your Standing Desk Benefits

6 Ways To Maximize Your Standing Desk Benefits

  Sitting is shaving precious years off of our desk-bound lifespans: We’re told, “men who sit six hours a day are 20 percent more likely to die than men who sit three hours a day, and women who sit six hours a day are 40 percent more likely to die.” The beauty of a sit-stand desk is that it allo...

Desktop Risers Are Not The Solution

Desktop Risers Are Not The Solution

Today we're going to take a look at desktop risers. There's no doubt that they can seem like a convenient, easy and affordable way to improve the ergonomics in your workspace but do they really solve your problem? Or, are they adding to an already unhealthy situation?Frank Gonzales of Colorado St...

Laptop Ergonomics - What You Need To Know

Laptop Ergonomics - What You Need To Know

"Ergonomics" don't apply to me - I use a laptop" Think again! Tweet It!   Definition of Ergonomics “The purpose of ergonomics in the workplace is to create a better match between the worker, the work they perform and the environment they use.  A good match increases worker productivity and red...

2 Popular Ergonomic Accessories That Can Increase Health Risks

2 Popular Ergonomic Accessories That Can Increase Health Risks

CAUTION: These 2 popular  “Ergonomic Accessories” can put you at risk Even if you have an adjustable workstation, it does not mean you are free from all ergonomic risk. The correct height of the table, height and position of the keyboard and mouse, monitor(s), phone, etc., are crucial. Often a he...

It Is Not the “Sitting” or the “Standing” but the EXTENDED PERIODS That Are Harmful

It Is Not the “Sitting” or the “Standing” but the EXTENDED PERIODS That Are Harmful

Sitting for extended periods is not good for us The ancient phrase “all things in moderation” is good advice. There are numerous research studies like the ones from the Diabetes Research Centre2, Mayo Clinic3 and Cornell University4 that repeatedly show that sitting, uninterrupted, for extended p...