Blue light is catching a fair bit of notice. As just one example, a Google search will bring up all sorts of information among its 150 million results. Let me distill some of that with a particular focus on blue light and its impact on sleep.
With the growing use of digital screens—including phones, tablets, computers, televisions, and gaming systems—it’s not surprising to learn that 65% of people spend between three to nine hours a day viewing a digital screen. Another 28% spend ten or more hours in front of a screen. Since you’re reading this on a screen, I’m pretty sure you qualify for one of those groups.
With sitting being declared the new smoking—the emphasis being that you should stop—you need to look seriously at standing desks.
In my posts “What You Need to Know About Ergonomics at Work” and “How to Choose an Ergonomic Desk,” I discussed a range of items needed to provide ergonomic office workstations that could address potential office injuries. Given that, here are our favorite pieces of ergonomic office furniture.
In my earlier post, “What You Need to Know About Ergonomics at Work,” I discussed an entire array of ergonomic factors. That includes everything from chair and desk to computer screen and mouse. Here I’ll zero in the critical elements of choosing the best desk for you.
Some of the statistics about office injuries are pretty staggering. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that musculoskeletal disorders accounted for one-third of all injury or illness cases in 2011. This includes thousands of office worker injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome as well as neck, shoulder, and back injuries.
Many of us are held hostage in the office by the snack food that’s brought in from someone’s home. Perhaps the worst is the leftover Halloween candy. Of course, it’s gone in a few hours, which was the purpose of bringing it into the office. But then you’re left with a sugar rush and the following crash.
We all spend a significant amount of time at the office. That includes snacking and meals as well as a variety of drinks from coffee to soda. All that grazing can have a big impact on our health, for better or for worse. Here are our thoughts on how to make it for the better.
There’s a growing movement among organizations to provide food in the workplace as a perk for their employees. That can go a long way toward satisfying employees, as long as the food is healthy and doesn’t result in long naps after gorging yourself on free food.