Your workstation for working/using PC/reading (ergonomics)

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Your workstation for working/using PC/reading (ergonomics)

Post by Stahlmann » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:27 pm

I know I could read norms about ergonomics and so on, but I am more interested in how you have solved this problem in your life (or just get personal insight).

I assume that many of you work as white collars.
If not, you pursue intellectual pursuits on your own, so you can also contribute.

I am especially interested in light. I think not everybody has access to sunny California, so... There are also probably many night owls, who sit in front of compter after sunset.

At the moment I have lamp with normal just above my computer screen. This is the only source of light (maybe second after computer screen). I find this solution not perfect.

How does your desk look like?

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Re: Your workstation for working/using PC/reading (ergonomics)

Post by wood » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:28 am

White interior, plenty of light, seated in a typical office chair with lots of adjustment options. Open office environment (noisy), bad air.
I rarely adjust the chair or desk, but I often change the way I sit. Sometimes I stand. I make sure to take breaks, go to the printer, coffee machine, chat with colleagues. Physical movement is a priority.

I workout almost everyday after work.

Darker interior and less light but never no-light. Quiet surroundings, fresh air. I sit in the sofa but change my position drastically every 20 mins or so.
Ideally I should get a desk that makes me stand up straight, but I'm too lazy and the current solution works fine.

I never had any problems but I can't imagine sitting still 10+ hours everyday is healthy. Another reason to REE.

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Re: Your workstation for working/using PC/reading (ergonomics)

Post by Stahlmann » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:18 pm

@wood Thanks! Finally somebody responded to my post!

I must say I will attach some desk lamp to the side where I sit to immitate the Sun, because now I have only one source on the other side of the desk. There is this eternal discussion if you should have source of light in front of you or back to you. The ceiling lamps in my room doesn't work well...

Does somebody use LED lighting as main source for working/reading area?

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Re: Your workstation for working/using PC/reading (ergonomics)

Post by Scott 2 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:14 pm

I just took the back off my desk chair and introduced an exercise ball as another seating option. My posture was all sorts of hunched over.

I use the application FLUX to adjust the warmth of the light coming off my monitor, so blue light doesn't screw with my sleep at night.

Just normal overhead light in the room. I do not work in the dark.

I have a Freestyle 2 keyboard in the mail - split keyboard, allows for a better shoulder / upper back posture. I had one previously, but my wife stole it.

I also get up regularly, sometimes I'll work laying prone on the floor, standing at a counter, or laying on the couch. Changing posture a lot is good.

Of course, exercise often. I do weights 4x a week, along with walks or yoga most days. I am experimenting with walks wearing a product that lightly stretches the front of the chest and shoulders - Donnie Thompson's Bow Tie. I got the casual one. I think it is helping, but only time will tell. It's been about two weeks.

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