Ergonomics & Wellness

Improve Your Workstation for a Healthy Work Style

Ergonomics sounds stuffy, we know, but it’s surprisingly fun and easy. The rewards are well worth the effort. We’ve collected the best tools and resources in one place to help you optimize ergonomics in your space. Find your fit and embrace the feel-goodness.

Find Your Fit!

Five Ergonomics Tips

Find Your Fit: Five Ergonomics Tips

An ergonomic workstation can mean the difference between a comfortable, productive day and one that leaves you with an achy back or worse. Here are five easy-to-follow tips that can help create a space that suits you.

Ergonomics Made Easy

Get into the zone—your comfort zone, that is

The three-part ergonomic equation provides answers to the ergonomic problems you might face. Consider your workspace in terms of Neutral Posture + Voluntary Motion + Rest Time to find your fit.

Number 1

Neutral Posture

Properly position your display, mouse and keyboard
The result is less strain and fatigue and more energy… more + 
This gets you into your “power zone.” It minimizes stress to your body by naturally encouraging a posture that’s comfortable and requires little energy expenditure, with your elbows close to your core, shoulders open and chin and forearms level with the floor.
Number 2

Voluntary Motion

Incorporate movement into computing routine
This relieves posture fatigue, it’s like pushing the reset button… more +
Great for ergonomics and general wellness. Moving from one posture to the next—especially sitting to standing— helps prevent the cumulative hazards of poor posture and too much sitting while improving circulation, calorie-burn and insulin management.
Number 3

Rest Time

Take brief and frequent breaks
Standing up can be a recuperative posture after sitting a while… more +
This allows your body to rest and recuperate. But don’t assume that rest means sitting! It’s actually a break from whatever posture you’ve been holding. Standing up can be a recuperative posture when you’ve been sitting a while. Taking breaks at regular intervals and adding occasional stretching is a great way to relax your eyes, wrists and body.

The right mount will give you the maximum amount of flexibility to get into the right ergonomic zone. By simply following this list of ergonomics tips, you’ll decrease the strain on your body and reduce risk of repetitive stress injuries (RSI).

Assess Your Space
Not sure where to start? Try evaluating the layout of your workspace.
Make Some Adjustments
Use this tool to position your monitor and keyboard in your power zone.
Play the Game!
Ergonomics is easy, right? Test your skills by finding the problem areas.
Ergonomic Payback Calculator
See how an ergonomic workstation pays for itself through increased productivity.

The Sitting Time Calculator

How much do you really sit each day? Calculate your number and discover the benefits of reducing that time.

Calorie Burn Calculator
By standing during the day, you can burn 50 more calories than sitting. We’ll help you calculate the difference.
Research in Wellness

Research in Wellness

How do we know so much about movement and ergonomics? We’ve worked with researchers from around the world that have studied sedentary behavior and used Ergotron products in their studies.

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Sit Less. Stand More.

Movement is an essential component of ergonomics. The simple act of standing increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism. The health promoting benefits go on and on! Read this white paper for an in-depth analysis.

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Comfortable Computing

Not done yet? Find even more ways to make your work as comfortable as possible.

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Join the Uprising

For more than three decades, Ergotron has collaborated with global thought leaders, researchers and a community of “standers” to raise awareness about the importance of reducing sedentary behavior.

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Wellness Workstations

As a movement company, we are dedicated to designing innovative, ergonomic products that improve the health and productivity of our customers.

WorkFit-T

Standing Desk Converters

WorkFit-D

Full Sit-Stand Desks

WorkFit-C

Mobile Desks

LearnFit

Classroom Desks

Ergotron’s Ergonomic Index

To find the most ergonomic fit for you, use this table to select the Ergotron products that best serve your needs when creating a healthier workspace.

Category Adjustment Benefits

Type 1
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Tilt/pan

Equalize focal distance from top to bottom of screen; reduce glare/reflection; adjust keyboard angle

Type 2
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5" lift, tilt/pan

Reposition height to suit posture; accommodate average range of users at a station

Type 3
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13" lift, tilt/pan

Promote application flexibilty; reposition to suit posture; accommodate wide range (95%) of users at a station

Type 4
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15"+ lift, tilt/pan

Work sitting or standing at the same station; promote application flexibilty; reposition to suit posture