Ergonomics

"Living Office": The Pinnacle of Workplace Design?

"Living Office": The Pinnacle of Workplace Design?

There has been a significant shift in the understanding of how people work, founded on elements that are innately human; security, autonomy, belonging, achievement, status, and purpose. These six elements reflect how we tend to experience the world and what motivates us to do our best work. Informed by this understanding, renowned company Herman Miller has recently transformed workplaces to consider the arrangement of surroundings, furnishings, and tools that match the diverse needs of employees while delivering an elevated human experience of work.

Ergonomics for Digital Nomads: Working on the Road Without Hurting Yourself

Ergonomics for Digital Nomads: Working on the Road Without Hurting Yourself

Sending emails and taking calls at cafes, curled up on couches, or from park benches... at L&L Consulting we frequently work remotely. Many of our colleagues and friends also work in roles that require working in a variety of settings and frequently travelling. We know the benefits of this flexibility well, but we also know the toll this can take on our bodies and our mental health. Thanks to our friends at Toptal, we are able to share this article with you highlighting tips to use while working on the road by individuals who are out and about working all the time.

Help! My smart phone is ruining my posture!

Help! My smart phone is ruining my posture!

"the next time you reach for your phone, remember that it induces slouching, and slouching changes your mood, your memory and even your behavior. Your physical posture sculpts your psychological posture, and could be the key to a happier mood and greater self-confidence."

Walk your way to success: Why walking meetings are better than sitting meetings

Walk your way to success: Why walking meetings are better than sitting meetings

It is only a recent idea that we are supposed to meet around long mahogany-coloured tables, seated in our fancy Herman Miller chairs. However, the problem remains that Canadian adults are now spending about three quarters of their time being sedentary.... 

“Sitting is the New Smoking”

“Sitting is the New Smoking”

This past year I’ve noticed “sitting is the new smoking of our generation” is a popular topic trending in the media. As we all have heard, sedentary behavior, such as sitting for extended periods of time is negatively detrimental to both physical and mental health. Sedentary behavior increases the risks of all-cause mortality, metabolic syndrome, cardio-metabolic biomarkers, triglycerides, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and cancer. In addition, it is also negatively associated with mental health and psychosocial well-being (Owen, et al., 2010; Steinberg, et al., 2014). Despite the widely acknowledged health detriments associated with sedentary behavior, many of us, including myself, are still guilty of sitting most of our day!

Taking Back Your Seat

Taking Back Your Seat

Do you ever think about how important your chair is? We spend most of our 9 to 5 workdays sitting in our chairs. I would say our chairs are very important to both our physical and mental health.

What makes a good chair? There are many different chairs in the market that claim to be the “best” for your back. Read on for items to consider, when selecting a good seat.