A recent study discovered that 43 percent of Americans worked from home just last year. That shift is impacting ergonomics and what we need at home to work efficiently with health and wellness in mind. You may work at home in your PJ’s but it’s still essential to utilize ergonomic office furniture and computer tools. Here are ways remote workers can create an ergonomic home office:
$15 billion. That is how much businesses spend on workers’ compensation annually. The culprit: work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs affect our muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The most common MSDs are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Tension Neck Syndrome and Muscle/Tendon Strain.
“Sitting disease.” It sounds daunting and office workers should be worried. A study published in The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times now recommends office workers move every 30 minutes. Prior to this study, researchers recommended office workers stand once an hour.
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After spending 8 plus hours in front of your computer screen, you may feel an aching sensation along your back. Most Americans spend too much time hunched over a keyboard, and that is one of the causes of chronic back pain. Add constant texting to your daily routine and you have another culprit. In fact, a Temple University study discovered that increased texting brings on a painful back, neck and shoulders. Let’s not forget the detriment of sitting all day at work. All in all, typing, texting and sitting for prolonged period of time can really hurt your back.
Thankfully, there is an way to alleviate those aches without surgery. Here are 7 solutions to ease chronic back pain.
Traditional keyboards are becoming obsolete thanks to ergonomic design. The switch is needed as more and more employees complain about carpal tunnel and shoulder strain. Between 2014-2015, there were over 55,300 of work-related musculoskeletal disorders reported, according to HSE statistics.
An ergonomic keyboard is an affordable and proven solution to decrease workplace-caused disorders and injuries. Here are other great health benefits to using an ergonomic keyboard:
Forget about those other fatigue mats on the market. Effective January 9, 2018, the Sit-Stand SmartMat is now a PATENT-PROTECTED product described as a “Slidable Anti-Fatigue Mat.”
There are tons of sit-stand desks on the market, which makes choosing the right one a bit overwhelming. Today, we’re going to help you make that decision; it’s an important one as studies have shown that sitting and even standing for prolonged periods have a negative impact on your health. A desk that gives you an option to stand and sit throughout the workday provides more flexibility and movement. Enter The CASSIOPEIA Desktop Sit-Stand Retrofit: the best, ergonomic sit-stand desk on the market. And here’s why.
Thanks to Instagram, entrepreneurs and employees alike want to beautify their office space. Just search the hashtag #officedecor and be blown away. Why the new trend? It’s not just about flaunting your creative eye on social media or getting likes from followers. (Ok…maybe just a little.) In actuality, decorating your workspace benefits you and your business. Here are some of those benefits – beside becoming #Instafamous.