Thursday, January 10, 2008

Top 10 Ergonomic Resolutions for a healthy life

An ergonomics todo list ...

"If you are looking for some simple ways to make your life a whole lot better, then ergonomics can help. Whether you have a repetitive stress injury, a difficult job, or just want to live a better and healthier life, these ergonomic New Year's resolutions can have dramatic effects.

1. EXERCISE

Exercise 30-60 minutes three times a week. The healthier you are the more productive you are, and you will also be able to resist developing repetitive stress injuries better. When you settle on an exercise, make sure you research what repetitive stress injuries you might develop from it and how to prevent them.

2. STRETCH

Stretching increases blood flow and reduces fatigue. It invigorates and de-stresses the body. Stretch at least once every two hours.

3. DRINK WATER

Drink eight glasses of pure water a day. Proper hydration is often overlooked as a factor in injury and fatigue. Being dehydrated ruins your body and your mood.

4. EVALUATE YOUR WORKSPACE FOR ERGONOMIC IMPROVEMENTS

You can use a task analysis to identify areas that could be made more efficient. Then use sound ergonomic principles to adjust the task or tools to make things more comfortable and efficient.

5. EVALUATE YOUR TOOLS

Ergonomic tools come in many forms. Use them. Whether it is a pen, a chair or a gardening trowel, chances are someone has developed an ergonomic tool for you."    (Continued via Ticket)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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