Introduction

It happens all of the time. It’s a beautiful morning so you decide to go for a walk in your neighborhood to enjoy the weather. As you’re walking down the sidewalk, the sun is shining through the trees, there is a light breeze, and you hear birds chirping. Up ahead…


Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions among office workers. You might be fortunate enough to use a sit to stand desk, but working for several hours can still cause problems. Whether you’re sitting or standing, the muscles in your back and legs can become tight causing…


We’ve all experienced aches and pain after sitting at our computers for long periods. You know the drill . . . you’re working on a project that’s due tomorrow. You’re focused and making great progress. The next thing you know, several hours have passed and you’ve been working in the…


Six years ago today, my mother took her last breath. She had fought long enough. She had beaten the odds and survived for almost 10 years with stage 4 breast cancer. She was a warrior but her fight was over and it was time to go.

I was fortunate to…


Anthropometry is the study of the sizes and proportions of the human body. The data collected in this field is used in the manufacturing and design of ergonomic tools and equipment. One of the most common applications of anthropometric data is the determination of where to place items in the…


You’ve read the articles and heard the news stories about the dangers of prolonged sitting while working. As I mentioned in a previous article, James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, has linked prolonged sitting with obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and many other conditions. …


You finally convinced your boss to get you an ergonomic chair for your workstation. It arrived two weeks ago and you’ve already noticed how much better you feel at the end of the day. The new chair allows you to focus on your work for longer periods and your back…


According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), US employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs. Direct costs include workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and legal service fees. There are also indirect costs including implementation of corrective measures, accident investigation, lost productivity, training replacement…


The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 24 percent of employed Americans did some or all of their work at home in 2015. This is a five percent increase over the last decade and the trend should continue as technology allows us to be more location independent.

Working…


We’ve all heard that standing while working is better than sitting in reducing our risk for certain medical conditions including obesity and cardiac disease. However, a common question that we receive is the difference in calories burned between the two positions. There are three factors that determine how many calories…

Bud Ward

Writer. Consultant. Tech Enthusiast. Guitar/Bass Player. Former PT. Fueled by curiosity & trying to have a positive impact on the world.

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