What Could Be The Cause Of Ergonomic Injuries?
The modern office environment can present a variety of unique ergonomic injuries that can sometimes stem from being in a controlled indoor setting.
You may think you’re safe from injury when you sit all day, but talking on the phone, typing on keyboards and answering telephones for hours on end, can negatively impact your body over time and make you a prime candidate to ergonomic injuries.
It’s no secret that numerous clinical studies say prolonged inactivity and sitting can have detrimental effects on the body, like heart disease, diabetes, and musculoskeletal complications - so it’s up to you to adapt your workspace to the benefit of your body and find ways to counter the negative effect that repetitive actions may have.
Let’s face it - a lot of people are chained to a desk all day as part of their job demands. The perpetual reliance on computer technologies and the internet mean that for most office workers, it’s difficult to find the time or excuse to get up and walk around. What’s further, a report from Annals of Internal Medicine tells us that when we get home, we continue our seated ways, watching TV, commuting on the subway or in the car, etc. All of these repetitive actions can contribute to higher levels of cancer, type-2 diabetes, and heart problems.
The incentive to get up and change your working position is huge, but still we see many people ignoring the tell-tale signs that bad office ergonomics aren’t good for preventative health strategy. What can you do?