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Ergonomics & Wellness

Make a move to a stronger, healthier you

Staying comfortable as you work starts with ergonomics. It can get complex fast, which is why we simplify it with tools and resources to help you find your best fit, embrace the feel-goodness and make your move to a stronger, healthier you.

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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.

As a movement company, we get that ergonomics is widely known, but narrowly understood. That’s why we’re sharing insights on key topics in ergonomics to help you move forward.

Mental health and ergonomics

Mental Health

Support a healthy mind and body

To make a stronger, healthier and more comfortable you, we need to talk about your physical and mental health. Did you know that movement has a positive impact on your mental health? Here’s how.

Movement and ergonomics

Movement

Thrive with movement

Taking care of your body and supporting a feel-good workday starts by simply adding regular movement to your workstyle. Whether it’s using a sit-stand workstation or leading a walking meeting, research shows that your heart, mood, back and neck will thank you.

Posture and ergonomics

Posture

Fire that frontal lobe

Did you know your posture and your brain’s frontal lobe have a shared interest? Research shows that bad posture does more than hurt your neck and spine. It negatively affects the frontal lobe, which is responsible for key tasks like problem solving and memory.

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. 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 following this list of ergonomics tips, you’ll decrease the strain on your body and reduce risk of repetitive stress injuries.

The Dangers of Excess Sitting

The human body is designed to move. In the mid-20th century, rapid technological advances began chipping away at physical activity, and as technology did more of the heavy lifting, people became increasingly sedentary.

12 Hours

12 Hours

12 hours is the amount of time the average person is sitting (aka sedentary) per day.

4th Leading Risk Factor

4th Leading

The 4th leading risk factor for global mortality is physical inactivity.

3.2 Million Deaths

3.2 Million

3.2 million deaths a year are related to physical inactivity globally.

Add physical activity with sit-stand desks

The Business Case for Sit-Stand Workstations

Adding light-intensity physical activity during the workday—like intermittent standing—is a cost-effective and strategic investment. Movement doesn’t have to take individuals away from their work. Organizations can incorporate movement with sit-stand desks.

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Wellness Workstations

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

Ergotron’s Ergonomic Index

Find the fit that’s right for you. Use this table to select the Ergotron products that meet the ergonomic requirements of your workspace.

Category Adjustment Benefits

Level 1
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Tilt/pan

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

Level 2
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5" lift, tilt/pan

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

Level 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

Level 4
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≥ 15" lift, tilt/pan

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