Disorganization causes stress, lack of focus, missed appointments, but are you also causing physical pain the way you are working at your desk?
When we research the words Ergonomics and Ergonomic we discover the dictionary description.
ergonomics er·go·nom·ics: n. The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
ergonomic: adjective 1. of or relating to ergonomics 2. designed to minimize physical effort and discomfort, and hence maximize efficiency.
What does this mean for you in your every day working life? why is it important to consider its affects on you? Creating an ergonomic healthy environment will help you stay healthy, save energy and become more focused and productive.
Poor ergonomics leads to frustrated and fatigued workers that don’t do their best work. To prevent injury, we often read in health articles or listen to our Chiropractor telling us to sit up straight especially when working at your desk more then 8 hours a day. Moving away from your desk and excercising to help circulate blood flow are also helpful techiniques to prevent carpel tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
“Adapting tasks, work stations, tools, and equipment to fit the worker can help reduce physical stress on a worker’s body and eliminate many potentially serious, disabling work- related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).”
How does it work?
- Ergonomics improves productivity. The best ergonomic solutions will often improve productivity by designing a job to allow for good posture, and less exertion.
- Returning to a natural state of health. With less attention to any physical pain, attention gets redirected on the task at hand and productivity.