I am an ergonomist and I have a bad back

  Hello, my name is Kirsty. I'm an ergonomist and I have a bad back. Oh, the irony!!! On Monday this week I was casually walking down my stairs at home carrying a plate that I was bringing to the kitchen. There were about 8 steps to go and that’s the last I know until...

Is your desk the right height?

  Last week I was working in a law firm conducting ergonomic training as part of their new office move and a few people kept asking for their desks to be raised higher. For context these people were all under 5’8” tall. I was slightly baffled by this as the standard...

Surviving the Office Frost

    We all know when it comes to temperatures in the office there is always a battle of whether it's too cold or too warm. It seems apt to post this now given the lovely heatwave we are having in the UK at the moment. I can only imagine the air conditioner’s in the...

5 Tips to Curb those Naughty Temptations in the Office

  My good friend Emma keeps my nutrition in check which I'm very grateful for. Here is some of her top tips for curbing those temptations and replacing them with healthier options. I was allowed chocolate on my birthday though... Take it away Emma. I am a currently...

The Health Impact of Sedentary Behaviour

  Dr Neville Owen is one of the world’s foremost researchers of sedentary behaviour. Based at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the University of Queensland, Dr Owen has co-authored several seminal studies, including those linking sedentary behaviour with...

New Year, New You!

It is officially 2018 and we’ve stocked our fridges with fruit and veg, joined a gym, decluttered the house and committed to dry January, but there may be something else we should consider setting as a New Year’s resolution, and that’s to consider ergonomics more in our day to day lives.

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