MCergo’s 10 Minute Workplace Assessment: Send Us Your Workstation Photos & You Could Win!

This week we’re launching our 10 Minute Workplace Assessments: you send us a picture of your workstation and we will recommend simple ergonomic improvements you can implement in as little as 10 minutes. Every participant who submits a photo is eligible to win a random drawing for $500 worth of ergonomic products!

To Get Started:

1. Take a picture!

Have a friend take a picture of you working at your desk. No posed photos! We want to see what you actually look like while working at your desk so candid photos only, please!

2. Send it to us!

Email us your name, company and your photo with a sentence or two describing your basic job function and what you like and dislike about your current setup. How long has your desk been this way? Do you feel any pain during your work day?

3. Read the blog!

We’ll share your photo and answer your questions with simple tips you can implement in as little as 10 minutes.

So what are you waiting for? Email us your picture today!

Each assessment will feature simple tips anyone can implement in minutes. Whether you want to ease eye strain or eliminate wrist soreness or back pain, we can customize an ergonomic solution for you.

 

Elementary School Students Increase Productivity After Move to Yoga Balls

This morning Yahoo has a story on how the students at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, have become more productive after switching to yoga balls rather than traditional desk chairs.

Kathy Matheson of the Associated Press writes:

The exercise gear is part a larger effort to modernize schools based on research linking physical activity with better learning, said John Kilbourne, a professor of movement science at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

 

Traditional classroom setups are being challenged as teachers nationwide experiment with yoga balls, footrests and standing desks, which give children outlets to fidget without disrupting class.

 

“It’s the future of education,” Kilbourne said.

The whole article is an interesting read and well worth a few minutes of your time.