There was a time in history where most jobs were done while standing. As technology improved a large portion of that work could be done on a computer. Since then we have seen a dramatic shift in not only how we get our jobs done, but the kind of toll sitting all day has on the human body.
We’ve talked about how sitting all day is bad for your health and how you can do things to reverse the negative effects it has on you, but we have not spent a lot of time discussing how subtle adjustments made while you’re sitting at your desk can prevent pain and improve your health. Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, keeping in mind the capabilities and limitations of the worker. Poor worksite design can lead to tired, frustrated, and pained workers. Ultimately, this makes people less productive and poor work quality.
This infographic, originally found on HubSpot, reviews the importance of desk ergonomics and how to prevent some common pains caused by poor ergonomics.