Ergonomics is Economics
posted: Sep. 28, 2023.
It is amazing how far we have come isn’t it? What’s ergonomic? It is the position you put your body in that puts the least amount of stress on the body while working or doing repetitive tasks. The quote, “He who will not economize will have to agonize.”-sums it up. You have to conserve and minimize the use of certain muscle groups in the body. For example: If you continue to lift things just by bending forward and picking them up, eventually your back muscles will let you know you are doing it wrong. Lifting with your back straight and using your upper legs is much more economical and is less likely to cause injury in the long term.
Another place where people get into trouble is sitting at a desk or work station. Typically, you shouldn’t feel discomfort or strain while sitting or standing without movement. All items should be easily within reach and you shouldn’t have to strain to get to something you use a lot, like the phone or keyboard.
Texting and Phone reading is hard on your neck as well.
So, minimize stresses, economize movement, create health in your life, and get adjusted.