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Well it's been a great month of fulfilling orders, adding new product ranges to our website and showing clients around our showroom here in North Sydney.
Ergonomics and the End of Financial Year
The End of Financial Year is upon us! Now is a great time to re-evaluate your office setup and make some ergonomic changes going forward for the next 12 months of fruitful finances.
If you have an End of Financial Year office spend budget, why not invest in some quality ergonomic furniture for yourself and your team? The benefits of a happy, healthy and productive workplace far outweigh any investment costs.
Sitting Is The New Smoking
How many hours did you sit for today? This interesting (if slightly stressful) SMHarticle explores the detrimental health effects of sitting for prolonged periods. Read it here
Use this five-step approach to set up an ergonomic desk and add a little more zen to your day.
by Sharon Vaknin
Stop whatever you're doing and freeze. Well, keep reading this article, but as you do, evaluate your body. Does anything -- your neck, perhaps -- feel achy? How's your posture? And your wrists and fingers -- are they okay after all that typing and texting?
While working long hours at the computer, you've complained about (and subsequently ignored) the toll desk work takes on your body. But it's easy to brush off the daily aches and pains when the solution is so unclear.
If you're lucky, your company might offer its employees ergonomic consultations. But, if you're among the majority without such luxuries, it's time to take matters into your own hands.
Obviously, talk to a doctor or ergonomic specialist before making any changes, but we talked to a couple of ergo experts, and this is what they recommended.
RollerMouse reduces muscle effort in the forearm by up to 20%
Researchers at Harvard University have found that the RollerMouse device significantly improved the posture of the hand wrist, and shoulder compared to a conventional mouse, while performing tasks at a computer workstation. The study compared the RollerMouse to a conventional mouse, trackball and touchpad; it was determined that the RollerMouse had the greatest effect in reducing muscle effort in the forearm. Subjects also reported the RollerMouse to be easy to use with the least discomfort while performing tasks.