Category: Ergonomic Guides

3 Ways to Reduce Eye Strain at Work

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to pay more attention to maintaining my fitness.  If you’re in your early 20’s, sometimes it feels like fitness just takes care of itself.  A few extra beers at the bar on… Read More

10 Quick Tips For a More Ergonomic Desk Setup

  For many modern office workers, ergonomics may be an after thought. Unfortunately, with more workers spending long hours behind a desk, the number of injuries related to poor ergonomics has skyrocketed in recent years. Consider these 10… Read More

5 Reasons NOT to use a Standing Desk (to Excess)

Here at 9 to 5 Ergonomics, we try to explore topics of ergonomic health with an open mind.  Personally, I feel that ergonomic devices tend to follow fads which are, at times, justified with dubious claims and a… Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Posture

Posture can be a tricky animal.  On the one hand, poor posture is not a emergency in the same way that, say, a broken arm requires an immediate trip to the hospital.  We can go about our day… Read More

To Go Ergonomic, Or Not?

The first “ergonomic” device I can recall purchasing was the Evoluent Ergonomic Mouse.  I had struggled for months with a nagging tendonitis in my wrist, and figured there was nothing to lose in trying out a vertical mouse.  The… Read More

Why Use a Standing Desk?

I’m going state something considered heresy among ergonomics aficionados these days.  A standing desk will not, in itself, improve your posture, cardiac health, strength, or any other health-related metric.  In fact, if used improperly, a standing desk can… Read More

Best Desktop Standing Desks

Are you looking for the best desktop standing desk?  Today we’re taking a look at some of the best desktop standing desks on the market in the hopes that we can provide you with the information you need… Read More

The Best Office Chair Under $200

If you’ve been following 9 to 5 ergonomics for a while, you’re probably familiar with my guide to the best ergonomic office chairs on the market.  I originally wrote that guide on the assumption that price was not an… Read More

How to Reduce Eye Strain While Working at a Computer

Last week, we discussed in depth how you can avoid mouse elbow through improved ergonomics, proper mousing technique and stretching.  Mouse elbow is one of those injuries that if you have it, you know it.  It begins with an… Read More

How to Prevent Mouse Elbow

After a marathon coding session or a really intense game of World of Warcraft, it’s not uncommon to come out of the fog to slowly discover an aching pain in your wrist or elbow.  The typical computer geek… Read More