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Ergonomics: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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
Muscle Fatigue
Definition of muscle fatigue. Ergonomics.
Can You Guess the Optimal Height for a Kitchen...
Redoing your kitchen? Find out what the best height for your kitchen counter top is.
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.
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.
The Benefits of Standing While Working and How...
There are many benefits to standing while working.
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.
What is Texting Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Texting Thumb
Anti-Fatigue Mat
A Definition of Anti-Fatigue Mat as it Relates to Ergonomics
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
What Is the Definition of Ergonomics?
A definition of ergonomics.
Your Options for the Treatment and Prevention...
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis of the wrist.
Unblock Your Tear Ducts
A few simple steps can unblock blocked tear ducts and keep your body's natural eye lubrication mechanism working fluidly.
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...
What Are the Optimal Toe Kick Dimensions?
The best dimensions to use for a base cabinet toe kick.
What is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
Layout Tips and Details for Designing an...
All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient galley or corridor style kitchen.
Conditions Often Mistaken for Plantar Fasciitis
Other Conditions The Are Often Misdiagnosed or Confused With Plantar Fasciitis
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.
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.
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.
10 Tips For Soothing Your Eyes and Relieving...
Ways to soothe tired and strained eyes.
What is Gamer's Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Gamer's Thumb
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.
Play With Different Muscles
Use different muscles for play and work so neither set gets worn out.
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome at Home
home Remedies and Treatments for De Quervain's Syndrome.
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...
What Is Human Error in Ergonomics?
Explaining what is human error. Ergonomics.
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.
How to Reduce and Eliminate Glare
Ways how to reduce and eliminate glare to reduce eye strain.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Tips for Preventing Everyday Eye Strain
Tips to prevent eye strain.
What is Good Posture?
Explaining good posture. Ergonomics.
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.
Plantar Fasciitis Stretches
Here are some stretches for plantar fasciitis.
What is Anthropometry?
An explanation of anthropometry.
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.
Bursitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Bursitis
Design and Anthropometry
What is the anthropometric population used in design and why?
What is a Toe Kick For?
Explaining the importance of a toe kick in a base cabinet.
4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Eye Strain
How to treat and relieve eye strain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment &...
Treatment and prevention options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The Essential 2 Minute Stretch Program
An essential stretching program for relieving stress within two minutes. Starting with eye stretches to relieve eye strain.
A Review of Vibram Five-Fingers 'Barefoot'...
A Review of Vibram FiveFingers. Ergonomics.
Benefits of the Graphical User Interface
The benefits of using a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Treating Bursitis at Home
Home Remedies for Bursitis. Ergonomics.
What Is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
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.
How To Cut the Top Off of a Pumpkin for a...
How To Cut the Top Off of a Pumpkin for a Jack-o-Lantern
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.
What are Gaming Glasses?
Explaining what gaming glasses are.
Symptoms of Shin Splints
Shin splint symptoms. Ergonomics.
We Review Superfeet Shoe Insoles
An ergonomic product review of Superfeet Insoles.
Don't Sit On Your Wallet
Improve your posture and reduce your back pain by taking your wallet out of your back pocket.
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
Shoes and Plantar Fasciitis
The Great Ergonomic Shoe Debate and How it Relates to Plantar Fasciitis
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
An explnation of non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
The Benefits of Ergonomics
Discussing the benefits of ergonomics
Strengthening Exercises for Shin Splints
Strengthening exercises to help prevent and recover from shin splints.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Know the Symptoms
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms.
Plantar Fasciitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis
WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger Product Review
An ergonomic product review of the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger.
Standing Posture
The elements of a good posture while standing.
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.
What is Eye Strain?
An explanation of eye strain. Ergonomics.
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome
Treatment for De Quervain's Syndrome.
Figure Out Which Tasks Cause You Pain by Using...
Instructions on how to use a visual analog pain scale.
Causes of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Causes
Eye Strain Essentials: Symptoms, Treatments,...
Everything yo need to know about eye strain.
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of...
Definition and symptoms of Tendonitis.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis
An explanation of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Symptoms of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Symptoms
Basic Kitchen Layouts
The basic kitchen layouts.
How a Cortisone Shot Helps Treat Repetitive...
An explanation of what a cortisone shot is and how it helps treat repetitive stress injuries.
Preventing Eye Strain
How to prevent eye strain before it occurs.
What are Body Mechanics?
An explanation of body mechanics.
Body Mechanics
Definition of Body Mechanics. Ergonomics.
Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in...
Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in Ergonomics
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 are Computer Glasses?
Explaining what computer glasses are.
What Causes Repetitive Stress Injuries?
Explaining some key factors in what causes repetitive stress injuries.
Relieving Plantar Fasciitis
How to Relieve the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis
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.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of Plantar Fasciitis' Symptoms
The L-Shaped Kitchen Layout Design Elements and...
All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient L-shaped style kitchen.
What is De Quervain's Syndrome?
An explanation of De Quervain's Syndrome.
What is the Circadian Rhythm?
Explaining the Circadian Rhythm.
What is a Bunionette?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As a Bunionette
When to See a Doctor for Bursitis
When is Your Bursitis Bad Enough to Need Medical Help?
Diagnosing Eye Strain
A diagnosis course to help you determine if you suffer from eye strain.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Treated
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
An explanation of Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT.
Who Is at Risk for Eye Strain?
Are you at risk for eye strain?
Treating Plantar Fasciitis at Home
Home Remedies and Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
The Miracle Ball Method Product Review
An ergonomic review of the Miracle Ball Method.
What is Mother’s Wrist?
An explanation of Mother's Wrist.
Tennis Elbow: Treatment & Prevention
Treatment and prevention options for Tennis Elbow
Vibration White Finger: Treatment &...
Treatment and prevention of Vibration White Finger.
Human Factors
Definition of human factors in relation to ergonomics.
Lighting Levels by Task
A listing of the minimum lighting levels for given tasks.
A Fitting Guide for a Child's Backpack
A size chart of the average back sizes of children by age, adjusted for backpack fitting.
Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome causes.
What is a Repetitive Motion Injury?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
iPhone Ergonomic Review
An ergonomic product review of the Apple iPhone.
What is a Repetitive Stress Disorder?
: What is a Repetitive Stress Disorder? : A repetitive stress disorder is an injury to a part of the
Types of Tendinitis
The many different types of tendinitis.
Why Do We Wrap Presents?
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Symptoms of De Quervain's Syndrome
De Quervain's Syndrome symptoms.
Aeron Chair
A product review of the ergonomically designed Aeron chair by Herman Miller.
Tendonitis: Treatment & Prevention
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis
Muscular Anatomy of the Eye
Illustration of the muscles of the eye.
Standing Desk Height - How to Determine the...
How to Determine the Height of Your Standing Desk
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...
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.
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 Is Synergy?
Definition of synergy. Ergonomics.
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.
Do Gloves Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Do gloves help relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
What is Overuse Syndrome?
: What is Overuse Syndrome? : Overuse syndrome is a condition where a part of the body is injured by
What is Bursitis?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Bursitis.
What is a Bursa?
An Explanation of the Bursa Sac. Ergonomics.
The Benefits of Ergonomics: Time Savings
Using good ergonomic practices or good ergonomic tools can almost always save you some time.
How Can I Relieve Eye Strain?
Do your eyes often feel tired or strained? Learn how to ease your eye strain.
Optimal
An explanation of the term optimal.
The Benefits of Ergonomics: Improving...
Using good ergonomics when designing a product, setting or system will help any user understand how to use it better.
Problems Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time
You can use lights to help adjust the body's sleep cycle and wake up naturally, even during dark mornings during daylight saving time
Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis
How to Stretch Out and Loosen Up the Plantar Fasciitis
Preventing De Quervain's Syndrome
Steps to Prevent De Quervain's Syndrome.
Basic Kitchen Dimensions
The basic kitchen dimensions.
What is Washerwoman’s Sprain?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Washerwoman's Sprain
Before You Buy a Keyboard Tray
A guide to the ergonomic features you should look for in a keyboard tray.
Treating Toasted Skin Syndrome
How to treat Toasted Skin Syndrome.
Relieving De Quervain's Syndrome
Relief for De Quervain's Syndrome.
What are Shin Splints?
An explanation of Shin Splints. Ergonomics.
What is Glare?
A explanation of glare as it relates to vision and eye strain.
How to Prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
How to prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Cumulative Trauma Disorder vs. Repetitive...
Explaining The Differences Between Cumulative Trauma Disorders and Repetitive Stress Injuries
What is Trigger Finger?
An explanation of Trigger Finger.
How Do You Ice Your Foot for Plantar Fasciitis
Applying Cold Therapy to the Plantar Fascia
How to Take a Power Nap
All the Elements That Make Up a Successful and Sublime Power Nap
Why Do We Need a Computer Mouse?
Since we have so many ergonomic problems with computers do we really need a computer mouse?
Egg-Perfect Egg Timer Ergonomic Review
An ergonomic product review of the Egg-Perfect Egg Timer
What is a Neutral Posture?
An Explanation of the Neutral Posture
The Ergonomics of Heavy Shoes
Are heavy shoes a good idea? Are they healthy to wear?
Anthropometry
Definition of anthropometry. Ergonomics.
How Long Should I Nap For?
Hit The Sweet Spot For Your Nap Duration
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