So today I went for an ergonomic training and assessment.

Never did this before.

It was pretty awesome.

The person had 4 degrees in ergonomics and really seemed to know what they were talking about.

They got me set up in a special ergonomic chair with a footrest, bio-design mouse, and task lighting.

I tell you that I never sat so straight, perfectly contoured, and completely comfortable.

They almost had to pry my butt out of that chair after I test drove it for over an hour in training.

OMG, there is a difference.

Don’t need carpal tunnel.

Don’t need sciatica.

Don’t need neck, shoulder, and back pain.

I even learned that the standing desks can be BAD for you — they put undue stress on your musculature and may actually result in a notable DECREASE in concentration and productivity.

Anyway, from the stupid chairs that I’ve seen most people have — and the lousy posture they sit with — I’d recommend seeing the ergonomist. ;-)

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Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.