Posts Tagged "desk ergonomics"

Quick Tip: When was your last Deskinetics check-in?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: When was your last Deskinetics check-in?

We're always excited about Deskinetics — a system to help combat the repetitive stress disorders so common for desk workers. (If you're new to the blog, check out past Deskinetics stretch + exercise videos like the Posterior Kinetic Chain Exercise and the AIS Pec Stretch.) But before we get moving at our desks, it's crucial to set up our workstations functionally. Check out this week's Quick Tip to make sure you have all your angles right. This can save you so much trouble later on! And as usual, if you're in pain from working at a desk, looking to consult, or want...

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Hope for a Happy, Pain-Free Desk Worker

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics

Setting up your desk and your day. If you are living behind a desk, pre-emptive measures are needed to help lessen the negative effects of deskwork. Being stuck at your desk for long periods of time is extremely damaging and should be limited — meaning breaks need to be a part of your workday. While societal pressures create a mindset that reinforce overwork and overuse of muscles, building preventative measures into your workday should not effect your production. Do you experience any of the following?  Minor: sore neck, cramped shoulder blades, minor headaches, aching hands, eye...

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Quick Tip: Basic Desk Ergonomics

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Basic Desk Ergonomics

Improper ergonomics at your desk can cause problems from Upper Crossed Syndrome to general aches to debilitating Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs). So, if you’re sitting in front of a computer for any substantial period of time each day, it’s more than worth it to adjust your chair and desk to get the proper alignment. Follow along with Jenny Lightstone’s basic ergonomic check-in in this video to set up healthy angles at your ankle, hip, elbow, and knee joints while sitting at your desk. When in doubt, remember that all these angles should be a bit larger than ninety...

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