Ergonomic Advice

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3 Things to Consider When Adjusting Your Chair

When it comes to ergonomics, learning how to use your tools is what would make the difference between what makes it effective or completely useless. In this article we’ll tell you the top 3 components to consider when adjusting your office chair. 

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3 Tips for Choosing The Right Ergonomic Office Chair

With all the different types of office chairs in the market, finding the right ergonomic chair might be a little overwhelming. With these 3 quick and easy tips, find the right chair that works for you!

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How to Cope With Stress While Doing Remote Work

It can be challenging to cope with stress. But with a can-do attitude, you can respond positively when life throws you a curveball.

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Which FlexiSpot Desktop Riser Is Right for You?

You’ve finally decided to treat yourself to a brand new FlexiSpot standing desk. Congratulations! But, who knew there would be so many choices when it came time to select the one that’s right for you? 

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Five Reasons Why Home Office Monitor Setup Is Important

A home office monitor setup can help you create an ergonomic workstation, especially if you want to reduce back and neck pain.

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Tips to Avoid Poor Posture While Working From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the working landscape, forcing many to work from home. Now the question remains: Is your workstation ergonomic enough?

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What Is Hot Desking and What Are the Benefits?

Hot desking or non-reservation-based hoteling is a newer trend that can open up collaboration at work, as long as you implement it right. 

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Use These Tips And Template To Influence Your Boss To Purchase A Standing Desk Machine

You might have seen or come across standing desks, maybe at a friend's place of work or maybe on the Internet or some online video, and you are already familiar with the how functional standing desks are; the health benefit, how it can enhance your productivity at work and also collaboration with your colleagues.

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HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESK CAN HELP YOU STAY PRODUCTIVE- All You Need Is This Article

Evidently, effective and converting workstation machines are a great way to keep you productive and also help you reduce your risk of having health issues that can be epileptic to your well-being.

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Stretches and Exercises for Sciatic Pain from Piriformis Syndrome

Sciatic nerve pain doesn't always arise from the nerve roots. Sometimes, the piriformis muscle can tighten or become inflamed, irritating the sciatic nerve. Thankfully, several stretches and exercises can help alleviate your pain from piriformis syndrome. Further, moving around and standing help relieve the pressure on the injured muscle and reduce pain.

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8 Bad Computer Habits You Need to Break and Why You Should

“We had no computers when we were your age.”

Undeniably, computer systems have played a significant role in what have achieved such growth. Every organization needs computers today, no matter how small the operations are.

But the reality is that technology, according to Simon Sinek, has made millennials more and more entitled. Of course, that is a more psychological interpretation of how technology has affected us.

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Sedentary Lifestyle Can Accelerate the Aging Process

A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to an increased risk of a plethora of age-related ailments, including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, heart attack, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Even worse is twice the risk of premature death that comes with leading a sedentary lifestyle for two decades. 

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How to Make Your Gaming Computer Setup Awesome

For game enthusiasts and professional streamers alike, their gaming setup is their paradise. Since then, millennials have developed a sense of aesthetics and are making their dimly lit computer gaming zone look cool and sophisticated. Here are some ways and tips to help you turn your gaming setup into an ergonomic center.

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Why Programmers and Coders Need FlexiSpot Standing Desk

Our bodies are not designed to sit for extended periods. Using a standing desk at work offers health benefits that go a long way. Consider integrating an adjustable standing desk like the “FlexiSpot” into your workplace to enjoy a more active, happier, healthier and productive life.

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How To Cope With Gout

Anyone suffering from gout knows how terrible the symptoms can be. A full blown gout attack can leave you almost paralyzed. In order to prevent this from happening, try making a few changes in your lifestyle as a starting point to dealing with your condition. Little changes can make a huge difference! 

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Programmers:Stand Up For Your Body!

FlexiSpot’s Electric Height Adjustable Desk allows programmers and gamers to stand while using the computer. Sitting down for hours on end each day is proven to increase the likelihood of various chronic health problems.

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The Benefits of Using a Smart Workstation

Working at a desk may be inevitable.  Being sedentary and unhealthy are optional when you use a Smart Workstation.  It allows more movement to immediately improve your quality of life.

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The New FlexiSpot Smart Workstation: Relieve Pain While Boosting Productivity

Learn about the features and perks of the FlexiSpot EM6S Smart Workstation that create the ideal mix of productivity, style and spine health.

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Durability Test on Flexispot Electric Standing Desk

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Why National Ergonomics Month Matters

October is National Ergonomics Month! Although it doesn’t get much press, this month is dedicated to all the ideas, practices, and products that make your work and life safer, healthier, and more comfortable. 

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Ergonomics from 1950 to the 21st Century

After World War 2, ergonomics focused on product design and convenience.  In the 1950s ergonomics developed a focus on people in systems, now called “human factors.” 

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Ergonomics to 1950

Today’s ergonomic industry offers products that contribute to health and productivity. Industrial design, physiology, biometrics and other disciplines working together have created some extraordinary equipment, such as under desk bikes.

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How to Create Privacy in an Open Plan Office

Open offices are the new trend for businesses. Here's how to offer your workers privacy in the workplace when productivity matters most. 

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing HR

Carefully weigh the pros and cons of outsourcing HR functions. The cost savings and scalability are tempting, but balance with preserving service quality. 

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Can My Doctor Prescribe a Standing Desk?

One common question from health-conscious workers is, "Do I need a doctor's note for standing desk requests to my employer?" No, but it can help your case. 

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How to Select a Posture Reminder App

Have you ever considered using a posture reminder app to keep your spine in line during the day? Discover pluses and minuses of popular apps and programs. 

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Typing Ergonomics Tips: Improper Techniques Could Be Hurting You

Practicing good typing ergonomics helps your health and productivity. Here's how to maintain an ergonomic typing position all day. 

Can a Smart Device Shock You Into Good Posture?

Can a Smart Device Shock You Into Good Posture?

Do posture correctors work? The research is mixed. But that doesn't mean posture shockers, or any other device or brace, won't work for you. 

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Mind Your Manners: 5 Open-Office Etiquette Tips That Are Easy-to-Implement

Developing rules around open-office etiquette will transform the productivity in your workplace. Here are five easy-to-implement tips to get started. 

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Comparing the Fully Jarvis Desk and the FlexiSpot E5 Desk

Decide between Fully’s Jarvis desk and FlexiSpot’s E5 desk with this detailed comparison of standing desk attributes.

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4 Back-Friendly Reasons the ACA Endorses the FlexiSpot ClassicRiser Series

The ACA granted FlexiSpot its full endorsement for all four sit-stand desk models in the ClassicRiser series. 

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Standing Desks vs. Treadmill Desks: Which One Is Right for You?

Are you unsure of the benefits of a standing desk vs. treadmill desk? Learn what each does and how both may be the answer to your office health concerns. 

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Blue Light Blocking Lenses for Work: Are They Worth It?

Do blue light glasses work, or are they just another fad? Research shows that blue light can interfere with sleep and screen time can cause eye strain. 

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How Durable Are FlexiSpot Desktops?

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Standing Desk Buyer's Guide: Electric vs. Crank

Standing Desk Buyer's Guide: Electric vs. Crank - Explore and compare the pros and cons of electric and manual (crank) standing desks. 

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Do Posture Braces Work? The Pros, Cons and Three Alternatives to Consider

Do posture braces work? The scientific evidence seems to be up in the air, but these pros, cons and alternatives might help you decide what's best for you. 

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How to Improve Posture at Work: Take a Meditation Break!

Want to know how to improve posture at work? One of the benefits of meditation may be standing and sitting a little taller. 

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The Long-Term Health Risks of Computer Use

Technology is a valuable tool, but the health risks of computers must be addressed to protect the workforce. 

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Yes, You Should Use a Standing Desk Mat—Here’s Why

Quality standing mats provide a ton of benefits over standing on a hard floor, or even carpet. 

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The Science Behind Anti-Fatigue Mats: How Do They Work?

Ever wonder how do anti-fatigue mats work? Take a peek at the science of the anti-fatigue mat for standing desk workspaces. 

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Best Furniture for Hot-Desking

Forgoing the traditional office set-up and switching to a hot desk office? Here's what you need to consider when it comes to hot desk furniture. 

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Trackpad vs Mouse: Which is Better for Your Wrist?

Millions of people point and click all day at work, and many of them suffer from hand and wrist pain, strains, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Choosing the right pointing device and using it correctly can help you avoid these issues and keep your creativity and productivity flowing.

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Numbness in Hands – Causes and Solutions

Ever get numbness or tingling in your hands or fingers? You’re not alone—it’s a common issue that can range from momentary and minor to recurring and severe. It can stem from a variety of underlying issues and can indicate bigger problems developing. So how can you figure out what’s causing your hand numbness, and what can you do about it?

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Back Benefits from a Standing Desk - and 5 Tips for Making the Switch

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How To Prevent Health Problems With Back Ergonomics in the Workplace

Learn how to prevent health problems with back ergonomics in the workplace. 

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The Correlation Between Neck Posture and Tension Headaches

Many employees would say that their jobs can be a pain in the neck.  This may be a figure of speech, but it can be a reality when so much time is spent sitting in an office with less than ideal posture.  So what happens when our daily posture causes pain, particularly tension headaches?

Have you ever had neck pain creep up, but you weren't sure what was causing it?

Neck Pain From Mobile Devices? Encourage Ergonomics in the Workplace

Neck pain from mobile devices is more common than you might think, and it can cause issues over time. Here are some causes and treatments for tech neck. 

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How to Make Sure Your Desk Job Isn't a Pain in The Neck

Neck pain is one of the most common physical complaints among adults around the world, and it is an even worse problem among people who work office jobs that require them to use a computer for most of the day.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Remote Working and Working From Home

In today's world, flexible work is a key point of interest. The advantages of working from home help to deliver value for both workers and employers. 

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Stand Up Straight: 10 Posture Exercises to Feel Your Best

While our modern-day desk jobs and TV bingeing can make bad posture worse, these good posture exercises can help reverse the damage, no equipment required. 

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Prevent Digital Eye Strain in a Digitally-Driven World

Digital eye strain is a growing health issue. Take steps to prevent digital eye strain so that your digital habits don't cause long-term vision damage. 

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Workplace Ergonomics and ISO Certification

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How to Sit Properly at Your Desk

Learning how to sit properly at your desk is vital for muscle and joint health. Discover correct ergonomic positioning from head to toe. 

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What Does Good Posture Look Like?

People all throughout our lives tell us how important good posture is to our spine health. So, that begs the question, what does good posture look like? 

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Going Green at Work: Your Guide to Sustainability in the Workplace

Sustainability in the workplace brings multiple benefits to companies including improved engagement, heightened innovation and lower costs. 

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6 Health Benefits of Using Sit-Stand Desk

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How Office Design Affects Employee Recruitment

Attracting the right employee population has a variety of facets, but have you ever considered the relationship between office design and recruitment? 

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Do Standing Desks Help You Lose Weight?

Working a desk job may be good for your bank account, but odds are that it hasn’t been good for your waistline. A 2013 CareerBuilder survey found that 41% of workers report having gained weight at their desk jobs. 

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How Long Should You Really Stand at a Standing Desk?

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How to Make Good Posture a Habit

Our bodies don’t do what we want them to do. They do what we train them to do. Poor posture habits only get worse over time, so it’s important to condition ourselves for better posture and better health.

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Height Adjustable Desk vs. Standing Desk Converter: Who Comes Out on Top?

If you’re considering making the switch to a standing desk, you may be wondering how to select the right equipment. What are the differences between a full sit-stand desk and a standing desk converter? How do I decide on one over the other? There may not be a clear-cut winner. Just as there are pros and cons to both sitting and standing, there are pros and cons to desks and converters. Compare this simple list to your workstation needs to find out how to best take advantage of the benefits of standing.

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4 Things You're Doing Wrong With Your Standing Desk

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3 Accessories You Need For A Standing Desk

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How to Choose the Perfect Standing Desk for You

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You Might Be Doing These Things Wrong At Your Standing Desk

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Studies show standing desks may be killing us - what to do instead

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How Investing in Stationary Bikes for a Desk Can Benefit Your Company

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6 Benefits of Using a Monitor Mount

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Why the Deskcise Pro™ V9 is the Best Desk for Ergonomic Posture

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How to Select a Gaming Desk

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Dual Monitor Setup: How to Optimize Space, Productivity and Comfort

As a dual monitor setup becomes increasingly popular, learn how to optimize space, productivity and comfort with ergonomic tips and proper equipment. 

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Standing Desk Ergonomics: How to Avoid Muscle Fatigue

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Striking a Balance: The Right Way to Use a Standing Desk

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Why You Need a Foam Seat Cushion

Warning: sitting for long periods may result in injury or death. But you’re probably not going to stop sitting, so if you must use a chair, you should at least do all you can to protect your body. One easy and affordable way is by using an ergonomic seat cushion—read on so we can convince you and show you the options.

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How to Pick the Best Shoes for Standing All Day

If you decide to use a height-adjustable desk or converter at the office, it will be much better for your overall health, but you’ll need to make sure you have proper support for standing. So you’re going to want some good shoes. But what constitutes good?

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Take the 30-Day Standing Challenge to Start Standing at Work

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Improving Posture for Spine Health

Most of us will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in our lives – according to the American Chiropractic Association31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at any given time. Repetitive activities at home or at work, such as sitting at a computer all day, as well as carrying and lifting improperly, can lead to muscle tension and tightness, and ultimately result in back pain. Luckily there are many things we can do to help improve our spine health including maintaining good general fitness and a healthy weight, as well as paying attention to our posture throughout the day.  

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Tips for people who want to switch to standing desk

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What Type of Office Chair is Best for Your Workplace?

Learn the differences between popular office chairs and see why some are better for the ergonomically correct workplace. 

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CNN Claims ‘Weak Science’ For Standing Desk Recommendations

A CNN.com article casting doubt on the value of standing desks made waves on the internet a few weeks ago, getting re-posted by a number of other media outlets. We, of course, know the evidence supports the benefits of standing desks, so we thought the article deserved a thoughtful response. 

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Standing Desk Exercise You can Do Throughout Your Day

Standing desk exercise can be a great way to utilize your desk for more than just work. What a great way to stay on top of your health. 

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5 Chair Exercises At Work To Look And Feel Your Best

If you spend a lot of your day sitting, you can still keep up your strength, flexibility, and mobility with a few chair exercises at work... 

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5 Posture Training Exercises to Improve Your Posture Quickly

There are four major components to posture training that you need to master before putting it all together. Posture is key to spine pain prevention. 

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Migraines at Work: Migraine Remedy Ideas for the Office

Migraines at work should not be taken lightly. Here are treatments and changes you can make at the office to help. 

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How to Stand at a Standing Desk

If you’re new to the world of standing desks, there are a few guidelines you should follow to maximize the benefit of these workstations. Just like any type of new activity, side effects, including aching feet and legs, as well as back and shoulder pain, can occur if you go from sitting all day to standing all day, or if your desk isn’t positioned properly.

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Using your FSA or HSA to Purchase a Standing Desk

There isn't a much better way than putting money towards your own wellbeing.

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5 Reasons Why Your Gaming Desk Should Be a Standing Desk

If you’re like a lot of gamers in today’s workforce, you’re seated at your desk for six or seven hours a day before you even get home to fire up your PC for a rousing round of Rocket League.  It might be a frustrating reality to acknowledge, but that’s a lot of time to sit in a chair, even if you managed regular breaks or a good run in the morning.

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Productive at Home: Setting Up Your Home Office Space To Reduce Distractions

If you want to be productive at home, you'll need to put some thought and creativity into minimizing your distractions. Here are some ideas. 

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Problems with DIY Standing Desks

While most office spaces that upgrade to standing-sitting desks cover the costs and set-up fees, what’s the average person who works at home to do? Bring on the DIY, it’s simple… or so they thought. In this article we will discuss some common issues to be aware of with DIY standing desks.

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Don't Let Your Chronic Condition Get You Down at Your New Job

Starting a new job when you have a chronic condition can be daunting. Here's how to advocate for your health. 

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Is an Open Office Space Still the Perfect Choice for a Modern Company?

Learn about the pros and cons of an open office space, and how to the proper setup can foster productivity and engage employees. 

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The Dos and Don'ts of a Standing Desk

Adding an adjustable standing desk to your office a good start to improving worker wellness. Follow these tips for making the change a successful one. 

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The Three Stage Height Adjustable Desk: Why It's Vital for Wheelchair Accommodation

A height adjustable desk is an ideal option for the health and comfort of anyone who uses a desk regularly for work or leisure. But for a desk user in a wheelchair, it may be absolutely critical.

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Improve Your Balance With Your Standing Desk

What are the benefits of switching to an adjustable height stand up desk? 

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How Sitting All Day Can Cause Hip Flexor Strain

The average American sits over 12 hours per day. This causes some major stiffness in the body, especially the hips and can lead to hip flexor strain. 

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How To Manage Spinal Fusion Recovery in the Workplace

Spinal fusion surgery is one of the most common health issues in the workplace. Learn more about recovery while working here. 

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Is your work posture causing Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a fairly common phenomenon can be caused by poor posture, a common sight in work environments. 

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Do Your Best Work — Use a Standing Desk for These Tasks

Hack your productivity at work by learning which work tasks are better to perform while standing versus sitting at a standing desk. 

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Does a Standing Desk Actually Reduce Sitting Time?

FlexiSpot conducted the Standing Desk Status Quo Survey to find out whether owning a standing desk actually reduces sitting time. The answer is yes. 

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The Surprising Psychological Benefits of a Standing Desk

The physical health benefits of using a standing desk for work are widely reported and well-known. But can this healthy habit also boost your brain? 

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The Long History of the Standing Desk Will Surprise You

It may feel like the standing desk appeared out of thin air in Silicon Valley just a few years ago, but they've actually been around for over 600 years. 

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Standing Desk Confidential: Problems With Standing All Day

Think a standing desk is better for you than a sitting desk? Think again. Standing all day has its own drawbacks, and if you're not aware of them... 

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Standing at Work: How To Integrate Tech To Support a Better Standing Habit

Standing at work is easy to do but tough to remember. Here's how technology can help you remember to take frequent breaks from sitting. 

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Conducting a Workplace Ergonomic Risk Assessment

How and why should you perform a regular workplace ergonomic risk assessment? 

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Top 5 Occupational Health Risks of Desk Jobs — and How To Combat Them

Is your workplace a pain in the neck? Learn the five preventable health risks of desk jobs – and the surprisingly simple remedy for avoiding them. 

3 Reasons Desk Setup Is So Popular (and Why You Should Take Note!)

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4 Ergonomic Tips for Laptop Users

We can work from any location and in any position we choose. Some of my personal favorite locations include the couch, my bed, and my favorite armchair. Unfortunately, none of those positions are conducive to ergonomic posture.

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5 Misconceptions About Ergonomic Office Furniture

Even as the prevalence of standing desks and ergonomic office furniture continues to rise, public understanding about ergonomics is still stuck in some long-held misconceptions. 

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