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To learn more about ergonomics, read these downloadable articles by Nancy M. Lowe, MPT, CHT, CAE.  Please come back to our site to read and download additional articles as they become available.

Cell Phones Can be a Pain in the Arm — Learn how to avoid symptoms and injuries associated with the ever-growing use of cell phones, smartphones and PDAs.

Following the Eyes — Vision has a powerful influence on posture.  Find out how to improve posture by adjusting the location of your "visual target".

To Rest or Not to Rest — A wrist rest is intended to help, but it can make matters worse.  Learn why and why not to use a wrist rest at the computer.

Writing In Comfort And Style — If you write very much, the pen or pencil you choose can make a difference.  Read about finding a writing instrument that will help you write in comfort.

Those Rolling Things — Rolling bags and cases can make life easier, or more frustrating.  Learn how to choose a rolling bag that will work for you, not against you.

Exercising Common Sense — To help prevent strains or, injury, it makes sense to do brief but specific exercises frequently throughout your day.  Here are five simple but effective exercises to get you started.

Eight Ergonomics Essentials — To keep yourself comfortable, safe, and efficient every day, in the home as well as the office, remember these bits of essential ergonomics advice.

A Healthy Relationship with Your Mouse — Your interactions with your mouse can affect your health and comfort as well as your ability to accomplish your goals.   Here are five ways to ensure a healthy relationship with your mouse.

'Tis the Season — Ergonomic gifts are calorie-free, healthful, practical, and really show that you care.

Sleeping Smart — Sleeping should feel relaxing and rejuvenating; not like a battle.   Here are some ideas for getting the proper rest that you need to stay healthy.

Choosing an Ergonomic Chair — Our bodies were not made for prolonged sitting.   Finding a chair that properly supports you will go a long way toward avoiding the discomfort that comes from spending too many hours sitting at a desk or in front of a computer.

The Ergonomic Gourmet - Tips for Injury-Free Cooking — The holiday season should be a fun time, and you’ll enjoy it more if you care for yourself.   Try these ergonomic cooking tips for a safe and happy holiday!

 

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Last Updated 11/18/2011