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  • Writer's pictureDr. Thomas A. Harmody

What is ergonomics and how does is make my workday easier?

Chiropractor Vero Beach-The definition of ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in the work environment. Our efficiency is affected by many things in our work environment including our comfort level. Many studies have been done on the correct work environment to make our bodies as comfortable as possible, and desk and chair setup are the most important. The correct setup orientation of your desk and chair should start with feet flat on floor directly in front of you. Hips should be slightly higher than your knees. Legs should be uncrossed and not leaning or resting on anything. Keyboard should be just above legs at waist level with the mouse directly next to keyboard. Monitor should be directly in front of your eyes with the bottom of the screen at eye level. These simple steps will put your body in the correct posture to be able to perform your job without pain for as long as possible. Remember to get up at least once per hour to move around and stretch. You know what they say, “Sitting is the new smoking!” Dr. Thomas Harmody is a chiropractor at Vero Walk-In Chiropractic and Wellness located in Vero Beach, Florida.

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