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Ergonomics: Most Popular Articles

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What Is Ergonomics, Anyway?
A definition and explanation of what ergonomics is.
What's the Optimal Height for a Bar?
Find out what the best height for your bar top is.
The Unintended Effects of Fluorescent Lights on...
The Effect Florescent Lights can have on Your Productivity and Welfare
Can You Guess the Optimal Height for a Kitchen...
Redoing your kitchen? Find out what the best height for your kitchen counter top is.
The Benefits of Standing While Working and How...
There are many benefits to standing while working.
What is Texting Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Texting Thumb
Muscle Fatigue
Definition of muscle fatigue. Ergonomics.
Our Guide to Setting Up an Ergonomic Computer...
Steps on how to setup an ergonomically sound computer workstation to make computer use more comfortable and efficient and to prevent repetitive stress injuries.
Design and Anthropometry
What is the anthropometric population used in design and why?
What are the Common Symptoms of Eye Strain?
Eye strain has a diverse range of symptoms that, at first glance, you might not even recognize as an eye problem.
Designing a New Kitchen? Cabinet Ergonomics You...
Redoing your kitchen? Find out what the best height for the best height for your upper cabinets in the kitchen are.
Your Options for the Treatment and Prevention...
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis of the wrist.
How Temperature Effects Your Productivity
How the air temperature of your surroundings affects your personal productivity.
How to Properly Adjust the Driver's Seat
How to Adjust the Driver's Seat for Proper Seat Height
Unblock Your Tear Ducts
A few simple steps can unblock blocked tear ducts and keep your body's natural eye lubrication mechanism working fluidly.
What Is the Definition of Ergonomics?
A definition of ergonomics.
What Are the Optimal Toe Kick Dimensions?
The best dimensions to use for a base cabinet toe kick.
Conditions Often Mistaken for Plantar Fasciitis
Other Conditions The Are Often Misdiagnosed or Confused With Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis Stretches
Here are some stretches for plantar fasciitis.
Why Your Kitchen Needs a "Work Triangle"
A well laid out and efficient kitchen centers around a good work triangle. Understanding the basics of how to construct one is the first step.
Everything You Need to Know About Plantar...
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that afflicts millions of people every year.  Here are the plantar fasciitis essentials.
The U-Shaped Kitchen Layout
The U-shaped kitchen layout is an efficient layout for a kitchen space. The details of the U-shaped kitchen layout are...
10 Tips For Soothing Your Eyes and Relieving...
Ways to soothe tired and strained eyes.
How to Set Up Your Laptop to Be as Ergonomic as...
Certain steps can be taken to create a sound ergonomic (safe and comfortable) laptop setup as a desktop, whether it's as a main computer or a temporary setup.
What is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
What is Gamer's Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Gamer's Thumb
A Review of Vibram Five-Fingers 'Barefoot'...
A Review of Vibram FiveFingers. Ergonomics.
What Is Human Error in Ergonomics?
Explaining what is human error. Ergonomics.
Layout Tips and Details for Designing an...
All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient galley or corridor style kitchen.
How to Hydrate and Lubricate Your Dry Eyes
Keeping your eyes hdrated or lubricated is improtant for eye health. Dry eyes can not only be uncomfortable, but they can lead to a host of other eye problems. Learn some strategies for hyrdrating and lubricating so you can prevent dry eyes.
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome at Home
home Remedies and Treatments for De Quervain's Syndrome.
Tips for Preventing Everyday Eye Strain
Tips to prevent eye strain.
The Common Symptoms and Causes of Eye Strain
The causes of eye strain, including common activities like computer use, environmental factors like bad lighting, and personal factors like fatigue.
WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger Product Review
An ergonomic product review of the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger.
The Top 10 Tips for Preventing Repetitive...
Tips on preventing repetitive stress injuries of the wrist like: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis and Bursitis.
A Room-by-Room Guide for Ergonomic Lighting...
A listing of minimum lighting levels for residential rooms and spaces.
What is a Repetitive Stress Injury?
: What is a Repetitive Stress Injury? : A repetitive stress injury is an injury to a part of the body
The L-Shaped Kitchen Layout
The L-shaped kitchen layout is one of the most popular and versatile layouts. It is one of the standard plans developed by decades of ergonomic research.
Anti-Fatigue Mat
A Definition of Anti-Fatigue Mat as it Relates to Ergonomics
How to Reduce and Eliminate Glare
Ways how to reduce and eliminate glare to reduce eye strain.
What Is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
Treating Bursitis at Home
Home Remedies for Bursitis. Ergonomics.
What is a Toe Kick For?
Explaining the importance of a toe kick in a base cabinet.
Don't Sit On Your Wallet
Improve your posture and reduce your back pain by taking your wallet out of your back pocket.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Treated
What is Anthropometry?
An explanation of anthropometry.
The Essential 2 Minute Stretch Program
An essential stretching program for relieving stress within two minutes. Starting with eye stretches to relieve eye strain.
What are Gaming Glasses?
Explaining what gaming glasses are.
The Galley or Corridor Kitchen Layout
The galley or Ccrridor kitchen layout is an efficient layout for a small kitchen space. The details of the galley/corridor kitchen layout are...
Bursitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Bursitis
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Ergonomic Driving Tips
Whether on your daily commute or an extended road trip, good ergonomic setup can go a long way to enhancing the comfort and effectiveness of your driving.
Top 10 Things to Do if You've Been Diagnosed...
Ten steps to take after you've been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury to put you on the path to recovery.
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome
Treatment for De Quervain's Syndrome.
Symptoms of Shin Splints
Shin splint symptoms. Ergonomics.
4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Eye Strain
How to treat and relieve eye strain.
Play With Different Muscles
Use different muscles for play and work so neither set gets worn out.
We Review Superfeet Shoe Insoles
An ergonomic product review of Superfeet Insoles.
Can People Really Multitask?
How well can you multitask? One readers asks if it's possible or a myth. Find out our answer and how it relates to ergonomics.
Figure Out Which Tasks Cause You Pain by Using...
Instructions on how to use a visual analog pain scale.
Shoes and Plantar Fasciitis
The Great Ergonomic Shoe Debate and How it Relates to Plantar Fasciitis
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of...
Definition and symptoms of Tendonitis.
Benefits of the Graphical User Interface
The benefits of using a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
What is Good Posture?
Explaining good posture. Ergonomics.
Strengthening Exercises for Shin Splints
Strengthening exercises to help prevent and recover from shin splints.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
An explnation of non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Plantar Fasciitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis
Standing Posture
The elements of a good posture while standing.
Symptoms of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Symptoms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment &...
Treatment and prevention options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The Elements of an Ergonomic Office Environment
A discussion of all the things that play a part in the ergonomics of an office environment, from light to noise to colors.
Is It a Repetitive Stress Injury or a...
The many different names for repetitive stress injuries and what the differences between them are.
Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in...
Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in Ergonomics
Causes of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Causes
How to Prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
How to prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
The Benefits of Ergonomics
Discussing the benefits of ergonomics
A Fitting Guide for a Child's Backpack
A size chart of the average back sizes of children by age, adjusted for backpack fitting.
Preventing Eye Strain
How to prevent eye strain before it occurs.
Body Mechanics
Definition of Body Mechanics. Ergonomics.
What is the Circadian Rhythm?
Explaining the Circadian Rhythm.
What is Bursitis?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Bursitis.
What is Eye Strain?
An explanation of eye strain. Ergonomics.
Human Factors
Definition of human factors in relation to ergonomics.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis at Home
Home Remedies and Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of Plantar Fasciitis' Symptoms
The Miracle Ball Method Product Review
An ergonomic review of the Miracle Ball Method.
The Peninsula-Shaped Kitchen Layout
The Peninsula-shaped kitchen layout is an efficient layout for a kitchen space. The details of the Peninsula-shaped kitchen layout are...
iPhone Ergonomic Review
An ergonomic product review of the Apple iPhone.
Relieving Plantar Fasciitis
How to Relieve the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis
The Problems with Fluorescent Lights
There are some draw backs that should be considered when using fluorescent lights. The sole use of fluorescent can have some negative ergonomic and health effects on you including flicker.
What is Mother’s Wrist?
An explanation of Mother's Wrist.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Know the Symptoms
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms.
What Causes Repetitive Stress Injuries?
Explaining some key factors in what causes repetitive stress injuries.
The L-Shaped Kitchen Layout Design Elements and...
All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient L-shaped style kitchen.
Eye Strain Essentials: Symptoms, Treatments,...
Everything yo need to know about eye strain.
Vibration White Finger: Treatment &...
Treatment and prevention of Vibration White Finger.
What Is Synergy?
Definition of synergy. Ergonomics.
Tendonitis: Treatment & Prevention
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis
Basic Kitchen Layouts
The basic kitchen layouts.
Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis?
An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Diagnosed
The Essential Ergonomic Garden Tools
What are the essential tools you need for gardening to stay healthy, have fun and get the job done.
Aeron Chair
A product review of the ergonomically designed Aeron chair by Herman Miller.
When to See a Doctor for Bursitis
When is Your Bursitis Bad Enough to Need Medical Help?
Symptoms of De Quervain's Syndrome
De Quervain's Syndrome symptoms.
What is a Bunionette?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As a Bunionette
What is De Quervain's Syndrome?
An explanation of De Quervain's Syndrome.
Why Do We Need a Computer Mouse?
Since we have so many ergonomic problems with computers do we really need a computer mouse?
How a Cortisone Shot Helps Treat Repetitive...
An explanation of what a cortisone shot is and how it helps treat repetitive stress injuries.
A Definition of Circumduction as it Relates to Movement in the Human Body
Treating Toasted Skin Syndrome
How to treat Toasted Skin Syndrome.
Who Is at Risk for Eye Strain?
Are you at risk for eye strain?
What are Body Mechanics?
An explanation of body mechanics.
How Can I Relieve Eye Strain?
Do your eyes often feel tired or strained? Learn how to ease your eye strain.
What is a Repetitive Motion Injury?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis
How to Stretch Out and Loosen Up the Plantar Fasciitis
What are Computer Glasses?
Explaining what computer glasses are.
Basic Kitchen Dimensions
The basic kitchen dimensions.
Anti-Fatigue Mat Materials
The best material often depends on where you are using it. Knowing your material options will make sure you get the right one.
What Makes Michael Phelps Such a Great Swimmer?
Michael Phelps was perhaps the most dominant swimmer the sport has ever seen. Which of his physical traits made him such an unbelievably good swimmer?
Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT is a life threatening condition that can strike anyone. Identifying the symptoms early can help.
What is a Repetitive Stress Disorder?
: What is a Repetitive Stress Disorder? : A repetitive stress disorder is an injury to a part of the
How Do I Form a Good Habit?
Forming a good habit correctly is important. After all it will be with you for a long time.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis
An explanation of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
What is a Neutral Posture?
An Explanation of the Neutral Posture
Preventing De Quervain's Syndrome
Steps to Prevent De Quervain's Syndrome.
Do Gloves Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Do gloves help relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
Diagnosing Eye Strain
A diagnosis course to help you determine if you suffer from eye strain.
What is Overuse Syndrome?
: What is Overuse Syndrome? : Overuse syndrome is a condition where a part of the body is injured by
An explanation of the term optimal.
Tennis Elbow: Treatment & Prevention
Treatment and prevention options for Tennis Elbow
Muscular Anatomy of the Eye
Illustration of the muscles of the eye.
Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome causes.
The Benefits of Ergonomics: Time Savings
Using good ergonomic practices or good ergonomic tools can almost always save you some time.
Relieving De Quervain's Syndrome
Relief for De Quervain's Syndrome.
What is an Awkward Posture
An Explanation of the Awkward Posture in Terms of Body Mechanics
Is an Anti-Fatigue Mat Worth It?
A discussion on the wroth of an anti-fatigue mat.
Lighting Levels by Task
A listing of the minimum lighting levels for given tasks.
How to Take a Power Nap
All the Elements That Make Up a Successful and Sublime Power Nap
What is PRICEM?
An Explanation of the Self-Care Regiment PRICEM
Flip Fold Shirt and Laundry Folding Board
The FlipFold is a laundry folding board the provides efficient and consistent folding of shirts, pants and towels.
The Use of Color in Ergonomics
How The Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Color Impact Design Communication
What Happens to Your Body While You're Asleep
Understanding what happens to your body and mind when you sleep.
What is a Human's Psychological Makeup for...
An explanation of a human's psychological makeup for human factors.
What is Organizational Ergonomics?
An explanation of Organizational ergonomics.
Types of Tendinitis
The many different types of tendinitis.
Maximum Weight for a Child's Backpack
Chart of the maximum backpack weight allowed for a child of a given size.
Before You Buy a Keyboard Tray
A guide to the ergonomic features you should look for in a keyboard tray.
Causes of Shin Splints
Shin splint causes. Ergonomics.
The Galley or Corridor Kitchen Layout Variations
A variation on the galley/corridor kitchen layout with entries on both ends. Page 2.
Treating Bursitis
How Bursitis is Treated. Ergonomics.
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