Ergonomic Advice

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Guaranteed Way To Charge More As A Freelancer

Freelance stand a high chance of charging more when working with clients. There are various ways which can guarantee freelancers more charge when dealing with clients.

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Steps To Coach Yourself To Home Business Success

Coaching yourself to a successful home business might take some works but you can be rest assured that success awaits if you can implement the simple steps involved in achieving business success.

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10 Ways to Set Up Your Laptop to Make Your Back Happier

Are you experiencing neck or back strain at the home office? Does your posture need some work? This article gives you easy solutions for back comfort at work, with the 10 best ways to set up your laptop

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How to take a break from work: the ultimate guide to a mini-vacation

Working for yourself can be a great experience. Although you may work from home, it might not give you the flexibility and time to relax as much as possible. Taking a mini-vacation will allow you to decompress and give your best at your job.

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Business Ideas for Teen Entrepreneur

Many teens start out their career making money from cleaning their room and completing chores. But teens now days have the availability to start a business from their home and become entrepreneurs from a young age. In this article, there are a few business ideas for your teen entrepreneur, and tips to help them stay productive and healthy.When choosing which business is for them, teens should consider their talents, interests, passions and ideas. What might be a good fit for one teen, may not work for another. Don’t be afraid to pursue ideas that are more outside of the box than others. They can learn how to monetize the ideas they have, and provide

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Can't Relax from Work? Five Ways to Help You Unwind Easily

Most people are caught in a period of seemingly never-ending tasks and can't seem to escape. This could be severely dangerous for their productivity and output.

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How To Find A Remote Job

The remote workplace system isn’t the right solution for every company, so when you start your journey to working remote, there are a few things to ask and keep in mind.

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8 Bad Computer Habits You Need to Break and Why You Should

“We had no computers when we were your age.”

Undeniably, computer systems have played a significant role in what have achieved such growth. Every organization needs computers today, no matter how small the operations are.

But the reality is that technology, according to Simon Sinek, has made millennials more and more entitled. Of course, that is a more psychological interpretation of how technology has affected us.

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Can PC Gaming Be the Answer to Improve Mental Health?

How do you perceive the topic of PC gaming and mental health? Understandably, the answer might depend on whether you are a gamer or not. Yet, the research might surprise you on how there is a beneficial connection between the two! 

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4 Strategies for Single Parents Working from Home

If you’re a single parent working from home, you need strategies to help you be as productive as possible.  A daily plan, an organized home office, and the right tools to boost your organization and productivity, such as a standing desk, can improve your work and family life.

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Work Happier & Healthier with FlexiSpot Workspace Total Solutions

As great as working from home is, it does get overwhelming sometimes in literally every aspect of it. It is 2019, and we prefer smart work to hard work, and hence the creation of our value electric adjustable desk.

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Tips to be more productive from your home office

Getting more productivity out of working from your home office space comes with a lot of smart work. Those tips listed above are just a few of how to jump-start and sustain your productivity while you work from home; but they should at least set you on the right path

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'Systems Thinking' Fires Up Your Brain's Ability to Problem-Solve

No matter whether your goal is to become a successful team or take your business towards higher profitability, it is imperative to define your vision and share it with everyone in the organization. The system is more likely to break down if people let go of the bigger picture. However, if everyone involved understands the shared vision, it becomes easier to not only identify the problems but also to make necessary changes and improve for better

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How to Make Your Gaming Computer Setup Awesome

For game enthusiasts and professional streamers alike, their gaming setup is their paradise. Since then, millennials have developed a sense of aesthetics and are making their dimly lit computer gaming zone look cool and sophisticated. Here are some ways and tips to help you turn your gaming setup into an ergonomic center.

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Sedentary Lifestyle Can Accelerate the Aging Process

A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to an increased risk of a plethora of age-related ailments, including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, heart attack, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Even worse is twice the risk of premature death that comes with leading a sedentary lifestyle for two decades. 

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Massage for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of complaints someone may have for pain in their heel. There is a variety of things that can be done to help plantar fasciitis, all of which can be done at home and are easy to implement.

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5 Ways to Organize Your Home Office

Investing some time into organizing your home office can save you time (and hair) in the long run.  It may seem like an overwhelming task to tackle, but if you create a plan that incorporates five basic steps, you can transform your office into a more productive and more attractive space.

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How To Cope With Gout

Anyone suffering from gout knows how terrible the symptoms can be. A full blown gout attack can leave you almost paralyzed. In order to prevent this from happening, try making a few changes in your lifestyle as a starting point to dealing with your condition. Little changes can make a huge difference! 

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How To Celebrate Halloween At Work

Halloween is one of the most beloved of all seasonal holidays, second only to Christmas in terms of consumer spending. Celebrating Halloween at work can create a joyful atmosphere and bring employees together to have fun and show their creative side. Since Halloween isn’t associated with any one religion, it is an inclusive celebration for any office.

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Why Programmers and Coders Need FlexiSpot Standing Desk

Our bodies are not designed to sit for extended periods. Using a standing desk at work offers health benefits that go a long way. Consider integrating an adjustable standing desk like the “FlexiSpot” into your workplace to enjoy a more active, happier, healthier and productive life.

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Travel Incentive Programs To Help Reach Organizational Goals

If your company had an travel reward incentive, would your loyalty to the company and engagement in projects increase? Ours would too. This article talks about the benefits of a travel incentive program, and how companies use it to have higher staff retention and to encourage employee engagement.

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Does Weight Loss Help Joint Pain and Symptoms of Arthritis?

Weight loss and exercise can significantly improve arthritis join pain.  Plus, it’s never too late to get started to improve your quality of life. 

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Autumn Anxiety: Why You May Feel More Stressed This Season

Do you know what autumn anxiety is? Most people don't. Autumn anxiety is the feelings of depression and/or anxiousness that come along with the approach of the autumn season. Things such as the end of summer, staying inside, and the start of school can trigger this autumn anxiety. This article will also touch on a few helpful hints about how you can help cope with it.

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What To Do If You Recieve a Warning At Work

It is never easy to receive a warning at work. React calmly, resolve your issues in a timely manner, and your work situation should improve. Just in case, however, you may want to start a job search and update your resume, so you are well prepared.

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Burnt Out With A Prolonged Spell Of Work? Here Is How To Express You Are Overwhelmed To Your Boss

Do you feel like you are squeezing yourself? For the sake of delivering projects on time, meeting deadlines, and making everything happen at work, you are burning midnight oil. You might feel lost, perplexed, and stuck. Finding a way out in this situation seems like the most difficult task of your life. 

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

What do people mean when they use the phrase “work smarter, not harder”? Usually, they mean that you should make your work process more efficient by decreasing the time and effort it takes to complete a task. Here are some tips and tricks to help you perfect the process of working smarter...not harder.

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Programmers:Stand Up For Your Body!

FlexiSpot’s Electric Height Adjustable Desk allows programmers and gamers to stand while using the computer. Sitting down for hours on end each day is proven to increase the likelihood of various chronic health problems.

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What You Need To Know About Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem experienced by millions of individuals. It is extremely easy for some folks to simply put off what could be done today until another time. They have to do with what you feel and what you're faced with. And you can change that.

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6 Health Rumors Demystified: The Truth Behind the Fiction

In this article, we demystify 6 common health rumors that you regularly see. We give you the best facts possible surrounding these rumors, so that you know the truth

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Time Management at Work

Time management has been an important aspect of work since the Industrial Revolution. Tips for managing time at work include doing a time audit, making to-do lists, setting a timer, group similar tasks, and don’t multitask. Attention and energy management are also alternatives, effective ways to manage time at work.

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The Benefits of Using a Smart Workstation

Working at a desk may be inevitable.  Being sedentary and unhealthy are optional when you use a Smart Workstation.  It allows more movement to immediately improve your quality of life.

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The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Stress

Stress has a real impact on our bodies but can stress cause a heart attack? Here's what the research says

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Daily Life of a Workaholic

Most people like to get off of work on time and rejoice about their days off...but what about those people who live to work? Here are their stories. If you're a workaholic or know a workaholic, maybe you can relate.

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How to Create a Customer-Centric Culture

Customer-centricity is commonly thought-about as a subjective topic that can't be defined in clear words. However, it has long-term financial and branding advantages that are well documented. By creating this a part of your worker's appraisal and reward system and making your higher management staff lead by example, you'll be on your way to making a very customer-centric organization.

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The New FlexiSpot Smart Workstation: Relieve Pain While Boosting Productivity

Learn about the features and perks of the FlexiSpot EM6S Smart Workstation that create the ideal mix of productivity, style and spine health.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Can You Do?

Although Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new phenomenon, in the age of #MeToo it has become a hotbed of discussion online and in the media.

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Arthritis and Humid Weather: Why Do Your Joints Pain?

You swear your joints pain can predict the weather. Is there a link between arthritis and humid weather? Here's about how weathers can affect your joints pain.

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The Inspirational Story of A Lone Woman

The inspirational story of a young woman who battles depression and loneliness and has to find a way to start a new life despite being lonely

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4 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Between Shoulder Blades

The shoulders have to shoulder a lot of daily bodily movements. Shoulder pain might be something obvious like an injury or something like an underlying disease.

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Do You Have the Millionaire Mindset?

So, you want to be a millionaire? Last year there were 250,000 newly minted millionaires in the United States. There are as many paths to becoming a millionaire as there are millionaires. The Internet offers countless programs and boundless opportunities to reach that goal. Financial self-help books take up entire aisles of the bookstore.But what about the people who have already become millionaires? What are the traits they share? Can you cultivate these traits in your own life and set off on the path to financial success?Let’s look at the millionaire mindset, at the ten key traits shared by millionaires all over the world.

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Health Rumors You Seriously Need to Stop Believing

This article draws your attention to some common myths about health in general, especially in connection with life within your workplace. You will be offered reasoning in order to show you why some information floating around is quite far from the truth.

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What You Need To Know About ASMR

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), generally auto Sensory Meridian Response, is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that usually begins on the scalp and moves down the rear of the neck and higher spine. Its most ordinarily triggered by specific sensory system or visual stimuli, and less normally by intentional attention control.You may have experienced ASMR before while not even realizing it. The sound of raindrops pattering on a leaf, having your hair combed, somebody reading you a story... all these things may probably trigger ASMR. ASMR became additional widely known and has been growing in popularity since 2007, It continues to grow in popularity as additional and a lot of YouTubers create ASMR videos.

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Self-Improvement: How To Boost Motivation In Working Toward Your Goals

Self-improvement takes drive, focus, and motivation. What tips can you use to boost motivation in working toward your goals? This article will break down those tips for improvement, motivation, and what steps to take to increase both of those skills within yourself.

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What Do You Consider To Be The Single Most Important Quality Of A Leader? Why?

From decades of information and knowledge, we all know that it's impossible in practice to isolate one quality from alternative qualities. The qualities of an individual are entangled in complicated ways in which we all know that quality may be represented as most significant in the abstract. However, this importance doesn't translate any validity into leadership training. Earlier, organizations would hire those leaders who had relevant management expertise. Today, they're willing to position their bets on leaders who bring entirely different skill sets to the table and use those to assist the organization to navigate the apace turbulent business atmosphere.

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I Bit My Lip So Hard It Bled

Every employee has been frustrated with work before. 40 hours a week, 9 to 5 each day, totally bored with life and lacking fulfillment. Stuck on the hamster wheel of life. The repetition has made many cry. Want to make a change or quit your job? Here are some stories of people just like you.

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4 Small Business Success Stories for New Entrepreneurs

Running a small business is interesting in that it can be both a lonely and fraternal experience.Let's take a close look at four insightful small business success stories and some of the remarkable lessons they provide to those of us who are willing to learn from the key decisions and sacrifices others have made in order to grow their business. 

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Have You Ever Cried at Work?

Work can be the cause of many people's stress and anxiety; if not the cause, it's usually a factor in aforementioned stress and anxiety. Therefore, it may be more normal than you think to fight back tears after making one too many mistakes at your desk or to just let go and let tears fall during a quick bathroom or lunch break. In this article, we have compiled a few work-related anecdotes that you may be able to relate to.

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The Grueling Work to Success of A Start-up Company Employee

A start-up company employee tries to get promoted by maintaining a high quality of work and showing dedication in the face of adversity.

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Improving Staff Retention & Turnover

Do you look at your turnover rates and wonder what the problem is? Are your teams in constant react mode because employees keep quitting? Is your culture suffering because top performers are leaving your start up? You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered what can be done to decrease your turnover and increase staff engagement & retention. We will look at a few reasons as to why employees are leaving, and what your organization can do about it.

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5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started With No Experience But Made Sure They Got It

Some entrepreneurs become successful only after doing well in another career: Maybe they mastered work as a consultant or an executive officer and used the skills they acquired to build their own enterprise.

5 success stories of entrepreneurs who started with no experience but made sure they got it

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Managing Employee’s Health and Wellness – A Better Way

Employee wellness programs that target preventing illnesses instead of early detection after problems arise are now possible. Stress is a major contributing factor to chronic illnesses that can be alleviated through stress management training. An added benefit of stress reduction is improved sleep quality because psychological stress contributes significantly to insomnia. Healthier employees means a healthier business.

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Creating a Self-Care Routine for Work

Self-care isn't something you do only during your off-hours on evenings and weekends. You can incorporate self-care activities at work too. Here's how.

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Can Stress Cause a Heart Attack?

Stress has a real impact on our bodies but can stress cause a heart attack? Here's what the research says.

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Top Talent Acquisition Strategies to Find the Best Employees

Recruitment shouldn’t be all about filling an available vacancy but it also involves getting the right candidates that will achieve organizational goals and business objectives. The process of talent acquisition should be an integral part of the organization's long term strategy.

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Why Is Organizational Culture Important?

It could be that you are an entrepreneur who just recently launched a business, or you are a business owner seeking to make the best for your business. Certain things need to be understood and should become inherent for your business to thrive beyond your imagination. One of such things is organizational culture. 

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IBS at Work: How to Work When You've Got to Go

Struggling with IBS at work, and the gastrointestinal pain and intense urge to use the bathroom that comes along with it, causes undue anxiety and stress. 

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A Guide to Setting Up a Gym in the Workplace

Exercise at the office has its benefits. Here are the best practices to setting up a gym in the workplace that workers will want to use. 

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How to Create Privacy in an Open Plan Office

Open offices are the new trend for businesses. Here's how to offer your workers privacy in the workplace when productivity matters most. 

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Four Different Types of Anxiety and How to Treat Them

Although there are many different types of anxiety, they can all make life more difficult. This guide will help you better understand and treat anxiety. 

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7 Motivational Games for Employees

Workstations, as the name implies, is meant for work, but frankly working all time doesn't guarantee the best of the result. Hence, a need for integration between work and play. 

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How to Improve Emloyee Retention Rate

About one-third of employees will quit in the first 6 months of getting a new job while 35% of employees are planning their leave if they do not get a pay increase within 12 months. Hence almost 80% of corporate leaders’ view employee retention as a critical issue.

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Group Self-Care Activities for the Workplace

Self-care is typically considered a solo activity, but self-care activities for groups can be a fulfilling addition to your workplace. 

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HR Coordinators! Pop Quiz: What Is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental health first aid in the workplace is an essential best practice for organizations seeking to increase productivity while reducing healthcare costs. 

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing HR

Carefully weigh the pros and cons of outsourcing HR functions. The cost savings and scalability are tempting, but balance with preserving service quality. 

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Gender Inequality In the Workplace: How to Attain Gender Parity

Why is there still a gender inequality in the workplace, and what can employers do to change this in their organizations? 

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Recognizing Employee Depression in the Workplace

The chances are high that one of your staff is suffering from employee depression in the workplace. Do you know how to help? 

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Workplace Pollution and 4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Employers must consider how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions because workplace pollution can be detrimental to employees' health. Pollutants can trigger asthma, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms for those who are susceptible.

By addressing some of the common components of workplace pollution, employers can help improve quality of life for their employees.

Workplace Pollution and Its Impacts on the Workforce

Employees are often concerned about workplace air quality. For example:

  • Temperatures are too hot or too cold.
  • Air ventilation is too drafty or too stale.
  • Humidity is too high.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, explains that poor air quality can cause a variety of health issues if not properly addressed. For instance, warm and humid environments can create mold. As the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) explains, many studies show that poorly ventilated workspaces can increase cold and flu germs. The repercussions of these outcomes are obvious: Workers are more likely to be sick or be affected by the poor air quality inside the office environment.

Preventing Poor Air Quality Issues

OSHA requires employers to provide safe environments free of known hazards. Luckily, the AIHA, OSHA and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) all offer suggestions for how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions. The list below includes some of the common elements of a healthy work environment:

  1. Clean regularly. Vacuuming and cleaning work surfaces on a regular basis can keep mold spores and dust from building up over time. T
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Can My Doctor Prescribe a Standing Desk?

One common question from health-conscious workers is, "Do I need a doctor's note for standing desk requests to my employer?" No, but it can help your case. 

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The Benefits of Creating a Wellness Room for Employees

What is a relaxation room for employees? Why should your office have one? 

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The Antidote to Toxic Coworkers: Set Healthy Boundaries

Toxic coworkers can create a negative work environment and make you miserable. Here's how to set healthy boundaries. 

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How to Select a Posture Reminder App

Have you ever considered using a posture reminder app to keep your spine in line during the day? Discover pluses and minuses of popular apps and programs. 

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Post-Lunch Lethargy: How to Avoid Feeling Sleepy After Eating

If you're feeling sleepy after eating, here's how to beat the post-lunch slump. 

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Green Energy: The 8 Best Indoor Office Plants

Office plants can a fun, economical way to spruce up your business. For attractive, low-maintenance plants, check out the eight best indoor office plants. 

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How a Weighted Blanket Can Alleviate Anxiety

Weighted blanket benefits can include minimizing anxiety, falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer. 

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Typing Ergonomics Tips: Improper Techniques Could Be Hurting You

Practicing good typing ergonomics helps your health and productivity. Here's how to maintain an ergonomic typing position all day. 

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Can a Smart Device Shock You Into Good Posture?

Do posture correctors work? The research is mixed. But that doesn't mean posture shockers, or any other device or brace, won't work for you. 

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Most Plants Don't Thrive in the Dark (Your Employees Won't Either): A Guide to Office Lighting

Lighting and productivity are inter-related. Lighting in the workplace can affect employee efficiency and their long term health. 

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Recognizing the Signs of Burnout Is a Great Start Toward Recovery

Recovery from burnout begins with recognizing the signs of burnout. How to know if you are burnt out and what to do about it if you are. 

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Mind Your Manners: 5 Open-Office Etiquette Tips That Are Easy-to-Implement

Developing rules around open-office etiquette will transform the productivity in your workplace. Here are five easy-to-implement tips to get started. 

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Why (And How to) Use Gender-Neutral Language in the Workplace

U.S. workers increasingly expect tolerance from their employers. Gender-neutral language signals gender parity in the workplace. 

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Should You Request Workplace Accommodations for Anxiety?

There are many ways to manage anxiety at work, such as asking for workplace accommodations for anxiety or utilizing resources. Here are 5 options to try. 

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The Truth About How Sleep Deprivation Affects Work Performance

Lack of productivity can be costly to a company, but do you know how sleep deprivation affects work performance? Get the facts about fatigue at work. 

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He/She/They: Gender Identity and Expression in the Workplace

Where just 3 percent of Fortune 500 companies had a gender identity policy or protections in 2002, 82 percent of them did in 2017. Here's how you can, too. 

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ZZZZ...Nap Pods at Work: Why Smart Companies Allow Napping at Work

What would happen if a company encouraged nap pods at work as a means to get rest during the workday? Learn about this new trend and ways to implement it. 

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Standing Desks vs. Treadmill Desks: Which One Is Right for You?

Are you unsure of the benefits of a standing desk vs. treadmill desk? Learn what each does and how both may be the answer to your office health concerns. 

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4 Back-Friendly Reasons the ACA Endorses the FlexiSpot ClassicRiser Series

The ACA granted FlexiSpot its full endorsement for all four sit-stand desk models in the ClassicRiser series. 

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Blue Light Blocking Lenses for Work: Are They Worth It?

Do blue light glasses work, or are they just another fad? Research shows that blue light can interfere with sleep and screen time can cause eye strain. 

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Optimize Your Output at Work With These Apps

We use apps for a wide variety of purposes in our personal lives, but what about apps for work productivity? Here are five categories of productivity apps. 

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Are You (or Your Employees) in Sleep Debt? Here Are the Telltale Signs

Your eyes are grainy and it feels like you're moving in slow motion. Yes, those are sleep deprivation signs. Here's how to solve this major problem. 

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Bottom's Up: Thirst-Quenching Water Tracking Apps to Use at Work

A water tracking app can make it easy (and fun!) to stay on top of your hydration game. 

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You Won't Believe What Sitting All Day Actually Does to Your Butt

What can you do if you experience pain in your buttocks when sitting for long periods? 

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Support for Working Parents Starts With Family-Friendly Policies

Is there a way for companies to show support for working parents in this significant period of their lives, working with them rather than against them? 

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Dollars and Sense: The Economic Burden of Worker Back Pain

The risk associated with work-related back pain can be greatly reduced by enhanced focus on the OSHA ergonomics standard and other common sense guidelines. 

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Best Furniture for Hot-Desking

Forgoing the traditional office set-up and switching to a hot desk office? Here's what you need to consider when it comes to hot desk furniture. 

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The Science Behind Anti-Fatigue Mats: How Do They Work?

Ever wonder how do anti-fatigue mats work? Take a peek at the science of the anti-fatigue mat for standing desk workspaces. 

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Managing Your Diabetes at the Office

Learn how to manage your diabetes at work. 

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Remote Working and Working From Home

In today's world, flexible work is a key point of interest. The advantages of working from home help to deliver value for both workers and employers. 

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Prevent Digital Eye Strain in a Digitally-Driven World

Digital eye strain is a growing health issue. Take steps to prevent digital eye strain so that your digital habits don't cause long-term vision damage. 

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Stand Up Straight: 10 Posture Exercises to Feel Your Best

While our modern-day desk jobs and TV bingeing can make bad posture worse, these good posture exercises can help reverse the damage, no equipment required. 

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Why You Should Offer Your Employees a Gym Membership Benefit

Why should companies offer their workers a gym membership employee benefit? 

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Workplace Ergonomics and ISO Certification

ISO 6385, ISO 10075 and ISO 27500 certifications allow organizations to take a methodical approach toward meeting approved ergonomic standards. Awareness of the importance of ergonomics in the workplace has grown in recent decades as one solution to problems associated with repetitive and stress-related disorders.

Dangerous or even merely unhealthy work environments feed longer term challenges that are harmful to employees and costly to employers. The American Institute of Stress cites multiple studies showing that 40 percent of employees find their job very stressful, and 25 percent view their jobs as the main source of stress in their lives. This stress leads to more health problems, higher levels of absenteeism and employee fatigue, and disengagement directly tied to productivity.

Workplace Ergonomics Are Important to the Solution

Against this backdrop the importance of ergonomics in the workplace cannot be overstated. ISO certifications give organizations a path toward standardized and professionally vetted ergonomic solutions. ISO certifications vary greatly in scope and scale, and the organization does not provide guidelines for the amount of time to receive certification. Prior participants suggest starting with the assumption that it will take roughly a year.

ISO 6385, Ergonomic principles in the design of work systems, is a good starting place by establishing ergonomic basics to enhance the work environment. It covers many job types from physical, blue collar workers in industrial settings to hospital workers to office workers who spend most of their working day at a desk.

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How Durable Are FlexiSpot Desktops?

When it comes to choosing the perfect desktop surface for your new electric standing desk, durability is one of the most important features you can shop for. But, how exactly do you measure durability? Well, we think a good field test does the trick. So, we recently put a standard FlexiSpot desktop through a four-part durability test to see how it stood up to a little abuse. Here’s what we discovered.


Test #1: Scratch Test

Customers often ask how susceptible FlexiSpot desktop surfaces are to scratches. It’s a smart question since scratches take away from the desk’s beauty. They also make tasks that require a smooth surface, like writing and drawing, more challenging.


For our scratch test, we didn’t hold back. We grabbed a stainless steel fork from the kitchen and repeatedly scraped the prongs along the surface of the desk.


Result: Despite our best efforts, the fork didn’t leave behind a single scratch.



Test #2: Weight Capacity Test

With multiple monitors, desk accessories, a full-size keyboard, a mouse and paperwork, it’s easy for a desktop to fill up with stuff quickly. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that one of the first questions customers ask is: “How much weight can a FlexiSpot desktop support?”.


To help answer that question, we tested to see what would happen when a 178-lb man stood on the desktop and moved around a bit. While the technical specifications on the FlexiSpot

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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the workplace has been implemented in many companies who have reported significant increases in their productivity as a result. 

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What Does Good Posture Look Like?

People all throughout our lives tell us how important good posture is to our spine health. So, that begs the question, what does good posture look like? 

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How to Improve Self-Esteem

The effects of low self-esteem can affect career advancement. Here's how to improve self-esteem on an individual and company-wide level. 

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What Is Hot Desking and What Are the Benefits?

Hot desking or non-reservation-based hoteling is a newer trend that can open up collaboration at work, as long as you implement it right. 

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Going Green at Work: Your Guide to Sustainability in the Workplace

Sustainability in the workplace brings multiple benefits to companies including improved engagement, heightened innovation and lower costs. 

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Can Employee's Poor Use of Ergonomic Office Furniture Lead to Workers' Compensation Payout?

Ergonomic office furniture can introduce new risks even as it solves for old problems. These tips will help prevent new workers' compensation claims. 

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