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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.
Design and Anthropometry
What is the anthropometric population used in design and why?
What's the Optimal Height for a Bar?
Find out what the best height for your bar top is.
Play With Different Muscles
Use different muscles for play and work so neither set gets worn out.
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.
Plantar Fasciitis Stretches
Here are some stretches for plantar fasciitis.
The Unintended Effects of Fluorescent Lights on...
The Effect Florescent Lights can have on Your Productivity and Welfare
A Review of Vibram Five-Fingers 'Barefoot'...
A Review of Vibram FiveFingers. Ergonomics.
Features of a Clothes Drying Machine That Have...
Features of a Clothes Drying Machine That Have Ergonomic Benefit
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.
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 the Definition of Ergonomics?
A definition of ergonomics.
The Benefits of Standing While Working and How...
There are many benefits to standing while working.
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.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of Plantar Fasciitis' Symptoms
A Fitting Guide for a Child's Backpack
A size chart of the average back sizes of children by age, adjusted for backpack fitting.
Your Options for the Treatment and Prevention...
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis of the wrist.
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome at Home
home Remedies and Treatments for De Quervain's Syndrome.
What is Texting Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Texting Thumb
How Temperature Effects Your Productivity
How the air temperature of your surroundings affects your personal productivity.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Treated
How to Properly Adjust the Driver's Seat
How to Adjust the Driver's Seat for Proper Lumbar Support. Page 5.
The Benefits of Ergonomics
Discussing the benefits of ergonomics
Unblock Your Tear Ducts
A few simple steps can unblock blocked tear ducts and keep your body's natural eye lubrication mechanism working fluidly.
WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger Product Review
An ergonomic product review of the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger.
What Are the Optimal Toe Kick Dimensions?
The best dimensions to use for a base cabinet toe kick.
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.
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.
Tips for Preventing Everyday Eye Strain
Tips to prevent eye strain.
10 Tips For Soothing Your Eyes and Relieving...
Ways to soothe tired and strained eyes.
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.
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.
What is a Toe Kick For?
Explaining the importance of a toe kick in a base cabinet.
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 Top 10 Tips for Preventing Repetitive...
Tips on preventing repetitive stress injuries of the wrist like: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis and Bursitis.
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
Tactile
A definition of tactile. Ergonomics.
What is Gamer's Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Gamer's Thumb
What is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of...
Definition and symptoms of Tendonitis.
How to Reduce and Eliminate Glare
Ways how to reduce and eliminate glare to reduce eye strain.
What is Good Posture?
Explaining good posture. Ergonomics.
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...
Bursitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Bursitis
What Causes Repetitive Stress Injuries?
Explaining some key factors in what causes repetitive stress injuries.
What is Anthropometry?
An explanation of anthropometry.
How to Prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
How to prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome causes.
4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Eye Strain
How to treat and relieve eye strain.
A Room-by-Room Guide for Ergonomic Lighting...
A listing of minimum lighting levels for residential rooms and spaces.
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.
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.
Strengthening Exercises for Shin Splints
Strengthening exercises to help prevent and recover from shin splints.
What are Gaming Glasses?
Explaining what gaming glasses are.
The Essential 2 Minute Stretch Program
An essential stretching program for relieving stress within two minutes. Starting with eye stretches to relieve eye strain.
We Review Superfeet Shoe Insoles
An ergonomic product review of Superfeet Insoles.
What Is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
What is the Best Income Tax Preparation...
TurboTax vs. TaxCut - which is the easiest to use.
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.
Treating Bursitis at Home
Home Remedies for Bursitis. Ergonomics.
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 Spinal Decompression Therapy?
An explnation of non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Figure Out Which Tasks Cause You Pain by Using...
Instructions on how to use a visual analog pain scale.
What Is Human Error in Ergonomics?
Explaining what is human error. Ergonomics.
Shoes and Plantar Fasciitis
The Great Ergonomic Shoe Debate and How it Relates to Plantar Fasciitis
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome
Treatment for De Quervain's Syndrome.
Symptoms of Shin Splints
Shin splint symptoms. Ergonomics.
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.
Standing Posture
The elements of a good posture while standing.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Body Mechanics
Definition of Body Mechanics. Ergonomics.
What Is Synergy?
Definition of synergy. Ergonomics.
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...
Natural Wrist Position
A definition and photograph of the natural wrist position.
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.
Symptoms of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Symptoms
What is Mother’s Wrist?
An explanation of Mother's Wrist.
What is Eye Strain?
An explanation of eye strain. Ergonomics.
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 L-Shaped Kitchen Layout Design Elements and...
All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient L-shaped style kitchen.
The Miracle Ball Method Product Review
An ergonomic review of the Miracle Ball Method.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Know the Symptoms
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms.
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.
Eye Strain Essentials: Symptoms, Treatments,...
Everything yo need to know about eye strain.
When to See a Doctor for Bursitis
When is Your Bursitis Bad Enough to Need Medical Help?
Preventing Eye Strain
How to prevent eye strain before it occurs.
Before You Buy a Child's Backpack
A buying guide for an ergonomically sound backpack or book-bag for children.
Human Factors
Definition of human factors in relation to ergonomics.
Tendonitis: Treatment & Prevention
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis
Treating Toasted Skin Syndrome
How to treat Toasted Skin Syndrome.
Basic Kitchen Layouts
The basic kitchen layouts.
Plantar Fasciitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis
Is an Anti-Fatigue Mat Worth It?
A discussion on the wroth of an anti-fatigue mat.
What are Computer Glasses?
Explaining what computer glasses are.
What is a Bunionette?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As a Bunionette
Benefits of the Graphical User Interface
The benefits of using a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Who Is at Risk for Eye Strain?
Are you at risk for eye strain?
Aeron Chair
A product review of the ergonomically designed Aeron chair by Herman Miller.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis at Home
Home Remedies and Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
What is Bursitis?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Bursitis.
What is De Quervain's Syndrome?
An explanation of De Quervain's Syndrome.
Relieving Plantar Fasciitis
How to Relieve the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis
Diagnosing Eye Strain
A diagnosis course to help you determine if you suffer from eye strain.
Vibration White Finger: Treatment &...
Treatment and prevention of Vibration White Finger.
Causes of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Causes
What is a Bursa?
An Explanation of the Bursa Sac. Ergonomics.
Computer Vision Syndrome Essentials
Everything yo need to know about Computer Vision Syndrome.
Maximum Weight for a Child's Backpack
Chart of the maximum backpack weight allowed for a child of a given size.
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.
Preventing De Quervain's Syndrome
Steps to Prevent De Quervain's Syndrome.
How Do You Ice Your Foot for Plantar Fasciitis
Applying Cold Therapy to the Plantar Fascia
How a Cortisone Shot Helps Treat Repetitive...
An explanation of what a cortisone shot is and how it helps treat repetitive stress injuries.
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...
What is Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known as Plantar Fasciitis
Basic Kitchen Dimensions
The basic kitchen dimensions.
Do Gloves Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Do gloves help relieve symptoms of 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.
What are Body Mechanics?
An explanation of body mechanics.
An Ergonomic Review of the Penclic Wireless...
An Ergonomic Review of the Penclic Wireless Mini Keyboard
How is Ergonomics Related to Human Factors
An explanation of how ergonomics and Human Factors are related to each other.
Lighting Levels by Task
A listing of the minimum lighting levels for given tasks.
Relieving Bursitis
How You Can Relieve Your Bursitis Symptoms
Egg-Perfect Egg Timer Ergonomic Review
An ergonomic product review of the Egg-Perfect Egg Timer
What is the Finkelstein Test?
An Explanation of How Finkelstein's Test is Performed to Diagnose De Quervain's Syndrome
Anthropometry
Definition of anthropometry. Ergonomics.
Do You Suffer from Repetitive Driving Injuries?
Information on Repetitive Driving Injuries.
What is a Repetitive Motion Injury?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
When To See a Doctor for Toasted Skin Syndrome
When To See a Doctor for Toasted Skin Syndrome.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis
An explanation of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
What is Mama’s Thumb?
An explanation of Mama's Thumb. Ergonomics.
What is a Habit?
Understanding what a habit is and how it is formed is the first step to establishing good habits.
Gel-Pro Kitchen Anti-Fatigue Mat Review
An ergonomic product review of the Gel-Pro Kitchen Anti-Fatigue Mat.
How Can I Relieve Eye Strain?
Do your eyes often feel tired or strained? Learn how to ease your eye strain.
Shoe Wheel Product Review
An ergonomic product review of the Rakku Shoe Wheel.
What is Vibration White Finger?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Vibration White Finger.
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?
What is an Anti-Fatigue Mat?
An explanation of an anti-fatigue mat and what it is used for.
Causes of Shin Splints
Shin splint causes. Ergonomics.
Symptoms of De Quervain's Syndrome
De Quervain's Syndrome symptoms.
Fingertip Height
The Body Dimension of Fingertip Height as it Relates to Anthropometrics
What is Overuse Syndrome?
: What is Overuse Syndrome? : Overuse syndrome is a condition where a part of the body is injured by
What is the Circadian Rhythm?
Explaining the Circadian Rhythm.
Images of Trigger Finger
Pictures, Images and Videos Showing Trigger Finger
Who is at Risk for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
An explanation of the risk factors for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis?
An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Diagnosed
What Happens to Your Body While You're Asleep
Understanding what happens to your body and mind when you sleep.
De Quervain’s Syndrome Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About De Quervain's Syndrome
Sitting Posture
The elements of a good posture while sitting.
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