Welcome to another exciting newsletter from Ergoport. This week we will be looking at a couple of different topics and articles from ergonomics in schools to the Melbourne Indesign conference and a nice publication from the behemoth that is Costco.
Ergonomics in Education
Classrooms today are digitally connected learning hubs. Get children active, engaged and ergonomically healthy!
More and more schools are utilising tablets and laptops in the classroom, to make learning fun but also relevant to the digital age. Ergonomic solutions work with classroom technology to get the best outcomes for learners. Students love the opportunity to stand whilst writing essays, problem-solving in maths and even comparing findings in science projects.
Pictured above is the Ergotron Learnfit Adjustable Desk - Standing more throughout the day increases blood circulation, burns more calories, and helps maintain muscle tone and insulin effectiveness. This means LearnFit can be an integral part of a school environment designed to improve health and academic outcomes.
We have put together an Ergonomic Education section on the Ergoport website to help provide a better understanding of the products available in the classroom.
Ergoport is getting ready to head on down to Melbourne to check out the Indesign Event.
Hopefully we will see some of you while we are there. If not enjoy the event and Melbourne!
Costco - I think ergo I stand
Incorrect office ergonomics can position your business for a loss.
Every year, about 1 million people strain their necks, hurt their backs or sprain their wrists so badly that they need serious medical attention and can't return to work for days, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That lost work time and medical costs related to treating disabling workplace injuries cost U.S businesses more than $20 billion in 2011, according to a 2013 report by Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Boston-based company that analyzes federal ergonomics data to create its national Workplace Safety Index.
Further, new research shows that the amount of time people spend sitting is causing injury to their health. Adults who sit for more than four hours a day, compared with those who sit for just two hours, have a 50 percent increased risk of death from any cause and a 125 percent risk of a health problem related to cardiovascular disease, says James Levine, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
"Sitting is the new smoking says," says Landis.
Written by Bara Valda
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