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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
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?
The Benefits of Standing While Working and How...
There are many benefits to standing while working.
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 is Texting Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Texting Thumb
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.
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.
Play With Different Muscles
Use different muscles for play and work so neither set gets worn out.
How Temperature Effects Your Productivity
How the air temperature of your surroundings affects your personal productivity.
Your Options for the Treatment and Prevention...
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis of the wrist.
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.
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.
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.
What is Anthropometry?
An explanation of anthropometry.
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 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.
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 Are the Optimal Toe Kick Dimensions?
The best dimensions to use for a base cabinet toe kick.
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
WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger Product Review
An ergonomic product review of the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger.
Tips for Preventing Everyday Eye Strain
Tips to prevent eye strain.
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.
The Top 10 Tips for Preventing Repetitive...
Tips on preventing repetitive stress injuries of the wrist like: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis and Bursitis.
What is Gamer's Thumb?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As Gamer's Thumb
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...
Layout Tips and Details for Designing an...
All the measurements and details you need to design an efficient galley or corridor style kitchen.
The Essential 2 Minute Stretch Program
An essential stretching program for relieving stress within two minutes. Starting with eye stretches to relieve eye strain.
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome at Home
home Remedies and Treatments for De Quervain's Syndrome.
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.
What is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
What Is Human Error in Ergonomics?
Explaining what is human error. Ergonomics.
A Review of Vibram Five-Fingers 'Barefoot'...
A Review of Vibram FiveFingers. Ergonomics.
Accommodation (of the Eye)
Definition of accommodation, as related to the eye.
A Room-by-Room Guide for Ergonomic Lighting...
A listing of minimum lighting levels for residential rooms and spaces.
What is a Toe Kick For?
Explaining the importance of a toe kick in a base cabinet.
Eye Strain Essentials: Symptoms, Treatments,...
Everything yo need to know about eye strain.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of Plantar Fasciitis' Symptoms
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.
Causes of Computer Vision Syndrome
The causes of computer vision syndrome.
Don't Sit On Your Wallet
Improve your posture and reduce your back pain by taking your wallet out of your back pocket.
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of...
Definition and symptoms of Tendonitis.
4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Eye Strain
How to treat and relieve eye strain.
We Review Superfeet Shoe Insoles
An ergonomic product review of Superfeet Insoles.
What are Gaming Glasses?
Explaining what gaming glasses are.
What Is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
Bursitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Bursitis
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.
What is Good Posture?
Explaining good posture. Ergonomics.
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.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Know the Symptoms
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms.
Strengthening Exercises for Shin Splints
Strengthening exercises to help prevent and recover from shin splints.
Shoes and Plantar Fasciitis
The Great Ergonomic Shoe Debate and How it Relates to Plantar Fasciitis
A Fitting Guide for a Child's Backpack
A size chart of the average back sizes of children by age, adjusted for backpack fitting.
Figure Out Which Tasks Cause You Pain by Using...
Instructions on how to use a visual analog pain scale.
The Benefits of Ergonomics
Discussing the benefits of ergonomics
How to Prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
How to prevent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
How Much Sleep Do You Need?
How much sleep do you really need?
Treating Bursitis at Home
Home Remedies for Bursitis. Ergonomics.
Symptoms of Shin Splints
Shin splint symptoms. 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...
Work Site
An explanation of a work site. Ergonomics.
Plantar Fasciitis Essentials
Everything You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis
Treating Plantar Fasciitis
An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Treated
Standing Posture
The elements of a good posture while standing.
Preventing Eye Strain
How to prevent eye strain before it occurs.
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.
Benefits of the Graphical User Interface
The benefits of using a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Treating De Quervain's Syndrome
Treatment for De Quervain's Syndrome.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
An explnation of non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Human Factors
Definition of human factors in relation to ergonomics.
Symptoms of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Symptoms
Body Mechanics
Definition of Body Mechanics. 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 is Eye Strain?
An explanation of eye strain. Ergonomics.
What is Mother’s Wrist?
An explanation of Mother's Wrist.
What is the Circadian Rhythm?
Explaining the Circadian Rhythm.
Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in...
Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in Ergonomics
Treating Plantar Fasciitis at Home
Home Remedies and Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment &...
Treatment and prevention options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Causes of Bursitis
An Explanation of Bursitis's Causes
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 Synergy?
Definition of synergy. Ergonomics.
What are Body Mechanics?
An explanation of body mechanics.
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 Bursitis?
Explanation, definition and symptoms of Bursitis.
Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis?
An Explanation of How Plantar Fasciitis is Diagnosed
When to See a Doctor for Bursitis
When is Your Bursitis Bad Enough to Need Medical Help?
Relieving Plantar Fasciitis
How to Relieve the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis
Vibration White Finger: Treatment &...
Treatment and prevention of Vibration White Finger.
Maximum Weight for a Child's Backpack
Chart of the maximum backpack weight allowed for a child of a given size.
Treating Toasted Skin Syndrome
How to treat Toasted Skin Syndrome.
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.
What is De Quervain's Syndrome?
An explanation of De Quervain's Syndrome.
Aeron Chair
A product review of the ergonomically designed Aeron chair by Herman Miller.
What is a Repetitive Motion Injury?
An answer to the question, Ergonomics.
What are Computer Glasses?
Explaining what computer glasses are.
What are Shin Splints?
An explanation of Shin Splints. 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.
What is a Bunionette?
An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As a Bunionette
Why Do We Need a Computer Mouse?
Since we have so many ergonomic problems with computers do we really need a computer mouse?
Circumduction
A Definition of Circumduction as it Relates to Movement in the Human Body
Lighting Levels by Task
A listing of the minimum lighting levels for given tasks.
Tendonitis: Treatment & Prevention
Treatment and prevention options for Tendonitis
Diagnosing Eye Strain
A diagnosis course to help you determine if you suffer from eye strain.
What is a Neutral Posture?
An Explanation of the Neutral Posture
What Causes Repetitive Stress Injuries?
Explaining some key factors in what causes repetitive stress injuries.
Who Is at Risk for Eye Strain?
Are you at risk for eye strain?
iPhone Ergonomic Review
An ergonomic product review of the Apple iPhone.
Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome causes.
How Do You Ice Your Foot for Plantar Fasciitis
Applying Cold Therapy to the Plantar Fascia
Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis
How to Stretch Out and Loosen Up the Plantar Fasciitis
Basic Kitchen Layouts
The basic kitchen layouts.
What is an Awkward Posture
An Explanation of the Awkward Posture in Terms of Body Mechanics
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
The Benefits of Ergonomics: Time Savings
Using good ergonomic practices or good ergonomic tools can almost always save you some time.
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.
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 De Quervain's Syndrome
De Quervain's Syndrome symptoms.
What is Glare?
A explanation of glare as it relates to vision and eye strain.
How Can I Relieve Eye Strain?
Do your eyes often feel tired or strained? Learn how to ease your eye strain.
Basic Kitchen Dimensions
The basic kitchen dimensions.
Is an Anti-Fatigue Mat Worth It?
A discussion on the wroth of an anti-fatigue mat.
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.
Do You Suffer from Repetitive Driving Injuries?
Information on Repetitive Driving Injuries.
Do Gloves Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Do gloves help relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
How a Cortisone Shot Helps Treat Repetitive...
An explanation of what a cortisone shot is and how it helps treat repetitive stress injuries.
Muscular Anatomy of the Eye
Illustration of the muscles of the eye.
Before You Buy a Keyboard Tray
A guide to the ergonomic features you should look for in a keyboard tray.
Ergonomic Tip for a Child's Stair Railing
Ergonomic Tip for a Child's Stair Railing. Page 2.
Top 10 Ergonomic KitchenAid Mixer Attachments
These are the best and most ergonomic attachments, tools and extras for your KitchenAid stand mixer.
Should I Use the Thumb Keyboard on my iPad?
Discussing if you should use the split keyboard on your iPad.
What is Overuse Syndrome?
: What is Overuse Syndrome? : Overuse syndrome is a condition where a part of the body is injured by
Before You Buy a Child's Backpack
A buying guide for an ergonomically sound backpack or book-bag for children.
Awkward Posture
An explanation of awkward posture.
Does My Child Need a Smaller Keyboard?
Discussing if children should use adult sized keyboard at a computer.
How to Take a Power Nap
All the Elements That Make Up a Successful and Sublime Power Nap
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.
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