Health & Ergonomics
Four Ways to Avoid Computer-Related Pain
As the United States has transitioned into a service-based economy, more people than ever are spending a tremendous amount of time working in front of a computer. This certainly tends to be much safer and less strenuous work than in a factory, but it isn’t without its own set of risks, as various forms of…Read more
4 Possible Reasons Why Your Back Hurts After a Long Day at the Office
Introduction: The Struggle with Sitting OftenIf you’ve got a desk job, chances are that you’ve felt some pain and aches in your joints. That’s because sitting down constantly can be rough. Your body cramps up, pressure is put on muscles, your seat is uncomfortable, and you’re straining your neck. Even though these may seem like…Read more
6 Ways to Increase Employee Participation at Meetings
Increasing the participation of employees in a company or organizational meeting can sometimes be tough. Although some work cultures may encourage workers to speak their minds, many employees may get the impression that their ideas and responses are not as welcome. In order to maximize employee participation during the next discussion, consider these simple tips.…Read more
Reduce the Stress: Four Elements to Consider in a Modern Office Design
In an effort to attract millennials, many companies are looking to incorporate features to improve workplace engagement and decrease stress. It’s an ongoing challenge for many employers, with studies showing less than one out of three millennials being engaged at work. Moreover, workplaces that are designed to be visually appealing can contribute to employee trust…Read more
Four More Ways to Avoid Computer-Related Pain
We recently published a blog post about ways to avoid pain while working in front of a computer. Here’s a follow-up post with some additional ways to keep yourself healthy. It’s increasingly the norm for people to spend a tremendous amount of time in front of a computer. While office jobs tend to be a…Read more
Is Your Office Job Hurting your Health?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner; and if you are like us, you are eagerly counting your steps and tracking what you eat in hopes of maintaining your diet and health regimen during a holiday season known for sugary desserts, over-eating, and often inevitable weight gain. While you may be focused on your current health…Read more
Announcing our New Line: Fit-at-Office!
We live in an ever-increasingly health conscious world, with fitness bracelets and apps to track calories and weight loss with the click of a button, and SMARTdesks has now joined the trend! We now offer a complete line of LifeSpan® treadmill desks and bike desk workstations designed for the home and office. Desk options include: electric…Read more
It’s called Macbook Pro Retina, but “Retina” or not, it could be hurting your eyes
In today’s world, technology is everywhere. One might even say that it runs our lives. From our computers, smart phones, tablets and gadgets, most people are around technology every waking moment. And, for children, classrooms are becoming outfitted with greater amounts of technology to support teaching curriculum and to serve as a new learning style.…Read more
The standing desk: is it really better for you?
How many hours per day do you spend seated at work? At least 5 days per week, 8 hours per day…it adds up quickly. This BBC article claims that we spend as many as 12 hours per day in idle positions, not including a 7-hour night’s sleep. We’ve all seen countless articles about how sedentary…Read more