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Ergonomic Tips & Tools for More Productivity


Ergonomic products are well-designed and made for maximum comfort. A natural consequence of that design is that ergo products are incredibly cozy and make for more efficient work, as well. Many people are surprised about increased efficiency- but if you have already upgraded to ergo products, you might already know why it happens. Better designed equipment leads to fewer, more intentional movements which leads to better, smarter work time.

Here are some tips and tools for more ergonomic, more purposeful use of your time.

  • Customize Your Chair - It's surprising how much a good, ergonomic chair can change your day. From fewer back problems to better arm placement, ergonomic chairs can provide comfort all day, restore wasted energy, and encourage you to maintain good posture. If you don't plan on getting a new chair, take advantage of any adjustability you have, whether it's the height, the backrest, or the arm rests. Your main goals are as follows: you should be able to rest your feet flat on the floor, have good lumbar support, and the freedom to move your arms as you type.
  • Upgrade Your Keyboard - Ergonomic keyboards are meant to drastically improve and support proper hand positions to make for faster and more comfortable typing. There are many options: a left-handed keyboard and a mini keyboard both allow your mouse to rest closer to the center of your body, while the small, compact size of the mini keyboard makes for smaller movements; alternatively, the split keyboard is specially curved to reinforce good hand and arm position, alleviating both fatigue and stress.
  • Rearrange Your DesktopStart by clearing off all the clutter; the mess is distracting and wastes. Be strategic in how you arrange your stuff. For example, it's smart to keep your frequently used items (your phone, stapler, etc.) within reach so that you don't overreach numerous times a day. Next, move your keyboard and mouse into an ergonomic position. The goal is to maintain a natural typing posture. They should be centered in front of you, one to two inches above your legs. An adjustable keyboard tray makes it easy to find the most comfortable position and angle. Lastly, move your monitor so that it is directly in front of you, at eye-level, about 15 to 25 inches away from your eyes. Consider using a monitor stand to elevate your screen above the top of your desk or work surface.
  • Use a sound machine. Sound machines are crucial when office noise is a problem, as it frequently is. They help you tune out all that distraction so you can be more focused and therefore more productive.

Taking the time to customize your chair and desk space can help you create a more productive and comfortable work experience. A good, ergonomic chair that fits properly can impact your energy, comfort and productivity each day. And an ergonomic keyboard can make your typing more relaxed and efficient. Make a few important changes to provide better comfort and improve your productivity.