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Ergonomics Expert Explains How to Set Up Your Desk | WSJ

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  • Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street Journal  3 жыл бұрын +4479

    What are you doing wrong with your desk setup right now?
    -Adam Falk, WSJ

    • -]Na[-NoMaD
      -]Na[-NoMaD 15 күн бұрын

      @thomas Miller Numpad is extremely useful for some of us, I have a tiny keyboard without numpad and it makes my life miserable since I type lots of numbers throughout the day. Sure what you say makes sense but not for everyone.

    • -]Na[-NoMaD
      -]Na[-NoMaD 15 күн бұрын


    • fLicK
      fLicK 23 күн бұрын

      You don't wanna know

    • Victor Millen
      Victor Millen 24 күн бұрын

      Aside from having a meter high bar table and no chair, nothing.

    • Default Workouts
      Default Workouts Ай бұрын

      this guy is using a WIRED keyboard and mouse from 1998...wow this is outdated

  • Leonardo Alvarez
    Leonardo Alvarez  Жыл бұрын +2537

    This is what I call "a great video". Short, full of useful information, straight to the point, funny and professional. Thank you and congratulations!!

    • jzero4813
      jzero4813 20 күн бұрын

      Yeah, all while missing most of the important points of ergonomics. This video is a joke. Short, but pointless.

    • john honai
      john honai Ай бұрын

      Mouse movement is my biggest issue. I had shoulder pain because of it.

    • seven
      seven Ай бұрын

      unlike Linus Tech Tips

    • D Bell
      D Bell 8 ай бұрын

      I’m too short 😭

  • Tubby Custard
    Tubby Custard 2 жыл бұрын +10992

    everyone is memeing him but this actually helped a lot

    • Default Workouts
      Default Workouts Ай бұрын

      that wired mouse and keyboard isn't helping anyone...I wonder if it has the ball inside the mouse that picks up hairs...

    • corebuff
      corebuff  Жыл бұрын

      Ergonomics expert is not a protected term. Too much nonsense is spread that causes people to suffer from back problems. You should never tilt your pelvis forward, because you already suffer from an anterior pelvic tilt from sitting so much. It is better to do the opposite now and then and tense the abdomen very strongly.

    • Eezo The Chezo
      Eezo The Chezo  Жыл бұрын

      Except most of you didn’t use it, including you

    • Amirshayan Moghtaderi
      Amirshayan Moghtaderi  Жыл бұрын +1

      What's wrong whit people?!, they try to make fun of everything atumaticly😑

    • Mrs SouSou
      Mrs SouSou  Жыл бұрын +2

      It helped me a lot. I was having sharp pains in my elbows, wrist and fingers. COme to find out its my desk and chair. Switched everything around and I have not had to use my gloves or other devices to ease the pain. Thanks John!

  • dietrichris
    dietrichris 2 жыл бұрын +5336

    This guy was built for this moment.

    • Zenith chan
      Zenith chan  Жыл бұрын

      @My soul left lol Egypt be like

    • Carolina Correia
      Carolina Correia  Жыл бұрын

      I was looking for this comment 😂

    • Takeimei
      Takeimei  Жыл бұрын +3

      @My soul left is this a zoo?

    • Yu Producciones
      Yu Producciones 2 жыл бұрын +4

      lol, he is so perfectly match in this tutorial

  • SuperJCN
    SuperJCN 2 жыл бұрын +60

    Ergonomics is such an underrated, or at least not very apparent, part of work (any type of work, from desksto kitchens to factories) and life in general. Most people invest a fair amount of money on taking care of our phones or computers, but usually not as much on taking care of ourselves, so it's great when companies prioritize ergonomics, taking care of their people through mostly small but impactful changes

  • Justin T.
    Justin T. 2 жыл бұрын +4158

    Imagine going to this guys house and slightly moving everything by like a quarter of an inch

  • Pedro Lopes
    Pedro Lopes 2 жыл бұрын +4711

    "get up every hour" - laughing in 4 hour classes

    • Siffleur Infection
      Siffleur Infection 3 ай бұрын

      I'm showing this to my teacher who keeps listing the noisy and standing students.

    • 최수아
      최수아 3 ай бұрын

      @Pedro Lopes i have a standing desk and i honestly don't use it as much as i should x_x but i've been trying to work under a pomodoro system (work for 25 minutes and then take a break for 5) and have been getting up more during breaks
      for online classes as long as the teacher doesn't have like laser sharp eagle eyes and you have a way to still listen in to the class i don't see much harm in just getting up for five minutes to go to the bathroom or get a glass of water
      if you're in person in classes then i guess you could set timers or just count minutes to straighten up every x amount of minutes

    • Sania Inez
      Sania Inez  Жыл бұрын

      @Once an Army awww man :( never had something like that here, scoliosis go brr

    • Once an Army
      Once an Army  Жыл бұрын

      @Sania Inez A year ago I did but not anymore since I'm in person. The pain.

    • Sania Inez
      Sania Inez  Жыл бұрын

      @Once an Army you do????

  • Leon Tran
    Leon Tran 3 жыл бұрын +2775

    Ergonomics Expert: You should get out of your chair at least once an hour
    Gamer: No, I don't think I will

    • Arun K
      Arun K 2 ай бұрын

      "No, I don't think I can"

    • Captain Price
      Captain Price 3 жыл бұрын

      Fast walking 4miles a day

    • ifStatement ifStatement
      ifStatement ifStatement 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Programmer: leave me alone, I’ve almost figured this out.

    • Kartar Bhogal
      Kartar Bhogal 3 жыл бұрын +2

      I understood that reference 😂😂😂
      And the one I just made now 😂😂😂

    • invalidcod
      invalidcod 3 жыл бұрын +1

      nah as a csgo player it actually forces you to take a break since matchmaking takes about 10 minutes.

  • İbrahim Hakkı Eroğlu
    İbrahim Hakkı Eroğlu 2 жыл бұрын +2810

    "After 10, 15 minutes we all begin to slouch in our chairs."
    Yea, let's say 3 minutes.

  • Lucas
    Lucas 2 жыл бұрын +142

    I did a few of the things he mentioned here and my setup instantly became more comfortable. Fantastic video!

  • Dániel Falussy
    Dániel Falussy  Жыл бұрын +29

    Home office worker here: as someone with occasionally 6+ hours of back to back meetings a day, the only solution for me was completely avoid sitting by promoting my desk to a standing one. Then I do calf stretches, occasional bending of the torso etc. Comes a lot more natural when standing compared to sitting.

    • Atriya Koller
      Atriya Koller 3 ай бұрын +1

      Good for you. I've considered standing working environments but they'd be much more painful for me because I can't stand without pain for longer than 10-15 minutes - I need to walk lr sit down. But if it works, it's amazing.
      And stretches don't help much, but that's probably because I have a lot of vascular problems in my legs specifically

  • Jam
    Jam  Жыл бұрын +80

    Love this! How about a desk set up for those who are taking online classes? A space for a laptop, notebooks, and books, how to organize that? I'm kind of struggling with their placement since I need to use all of them at the same time and my desk is kinda small.

    • BL4K B4BIES
      BL4K B4BIES  Жыл бұрын +10

      Your desk is too small just buy reams of paper

    • Shashwat Singh
      Shashwat Singh  Жыл бұрын +3

      Had the same problems, this is what is did to solve them,
      I used spare books to prop up my iPad and placed it at the corner of the desk, tilted towards me, then aligned the chair so that I’m facing the iPad, this way I freed up some space for the notebooks and books

    • Shashwat Singh
      Shashwat Singh  Жыл бұрын +56

      @Michaeel “If you’re homeless just buy a house”

    • Michaeel
      Michaeel  Жыл бұрын +8

      buy a bigger desk

  • Scott Larock
    Scott Larock 2 жыл бұрын +5

    I really want to highlight his note about laptops here. For yourself and for anyone in your family or circle using laptops, please stress to them that they must be using an external keyboard whenever possible and raising the laptop up.
    I am a massage therapist, and I have seen first-hand what happens when this is not addressed. I am also an avid computer user, so I have suffered a long time from some of these issues.
    1 subtle note to adhere, it's about using your mouse. I've noticed that we often have our hands hovering on the mouse, poised and ready to click. If you feel your body while this is happening, you will notice that your arm and shoulder and even up to your neck or engaged this whole time. If you spend a lot of time at the computer, I highly recommend being cognizant of totally disengaging from the mouse, when you have nothing to do. As well, there are very simple keyboard shortcuts that you can use to move around the page and even between screens, to cut down on the amount that you use your mouse.
    One last note: if you decide to get a wireless keyboard for your laptop or desktop, many of them come with a Bluetooth Switcher. This would allow you to be able to type on your phone as well as your computer.
    Again, if you have long stretches where you use your computer and phone at your desk, I recommend getting a suction cup vertical stand for your phone so that it is positioned at proper height and you don't have to look down to read it. Then, as a text or whatever kind of message comes into your phone that you want to respond to, you just flip the switch type on your keyboard for your response, and switch back to your main computer.

    SKLTNN 2 жыл бұрын +4067

    Who WSJ expected to watch this video: Office workers
    Who really watched this video: *G A M E R S*

  • Gabriel Fagundes
    Gabriel Fagundes 2 жыл бұрын +115

    The moment when you intuitively already does all exercises he shows because it relieves exactly were it hurts.

  • Gianluca
    Gianluca 2 жыл бұрын +781

    Thank god he also demonstrated how to get up, I've been stuck in my chair for the last 3 years

    • Indrani N
      Indrani N  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Barbra Evergreen drink more water, move once in every half-an-hour and eat fiber rich foods. Hemorrhoids at the beginning stages can actually go away with proper discipline

    • Barbra Evergreen
      Barbra Evergreen  Жыл бұрын +1

      Did you have hemorrhoids cause of sitting for a long time? Cause I'm just 6 months in my wfh job ang now I got hemorrhoids. It's so painful. 😭

  • Richard Wilson
    Richard Wilson  Жыл бұрын +679

    Girl: "I only date guys that are over 6 ft"
    Me: *stands on reams of paper*

    • AKASH
      AKASH 8 ай бұрын +1

      best one dude

    • Jawad
      Jawad 11 ай бұрын +1


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      Alexhasy3004  Жыл бұрын +1


  • Ergonomyx
    Ergonomyx 2 жыл бұрын +29

    So glad he emphasized the need for movement. It's such an important part of ergonomics.

  • Sanjay Rautela
    Sanjay Rautela 3 ай бұрын +148

    Thank you so much WSJ, I used to tilt my keyboard at 45 degrees, mouse almost beside my monitor and my nose almost touching the screen.
    Now I went from MGE to Silver 4 in 4 days…..

    • theboss200and19
      theboss200and19 2 ай бұрын +2

      Bro i went from diamond 1 to iron 3 😁

  • heir james
    heir james 3 жыл бұрын +991

    This was very helpful.
    I was about to put my chair on top of my desk.

    • 2bFrank
      2bFrank 4 ай бұрын +1

      If you need extra height from your chair, just prop it up with a ream of paper.

    • Sebastian D
      Sebastian D 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @Anand Suralkar In KZclip history

    • Anand Suralkar
      Anand Suralkar 3 жыл бұрын +2

      Agast Dwipa lol first time seen someone appreciating someone's sense of humour 😊😊

    • Rooikat Sport
      Rooikat Sport 3 жыл бұрын +2

      Lol, by far the best comment!

    • Nick Dzink
      Nick Dzink 3 жыл бұрын +6

      That's what we did at school after the last lesson to make cleaning easy.

  • Pati Carr
    Pati Carr Ай бұрын +1

    I constantly end up with a chair that is just slightly too short so I am hiking my shoulders. It’s annoying and has caused back and should pain/ wear and tear. I just had rotator surgery and it is a challenge. These are great tips.

  • V S Jithendra
    V S Jithendra 8 күн бұрын

    3 Years ago I saw this video and designed my desk, now everything takes care of itself, As I come back and see this video now, its all a part of my routine and my body feels so much better. Thank you

  • Safak Guney
    Safak Guney 2 жыл бұрын +4

    It is really interesting to see that my desk setup is already similar to what the video is talking about. I feel weird because in time, my desk setup transformed to its current final shape. I guess I changed what made me uncomfortable over time and it evolved into its final shape which it already is the most comfortable one.

  • Christian Villanueva
    Christian Villanueva 3 ай бұрын +47

    i did all the tips and its awesome. very different from my setup before. thank you for this.

  • M&K Smith
    M&K Smith 2 жыл бұрын +7

    Excellent. I just created a new workspace at home that I will further adjust. The footstool definitely helps! My physical therapist recommended those same exercises and they work. Also, because of chronic back issues I have added a large heating pad draped over the back of my chair that I use of off and on. Total game changer.

  • Robert Schlesinger
    Robert Schlesinger 3 жыл бұрын +353

    This is a truly important video for everyone that occasionally works at a desk, including students, office workers, and the countless tens of millions working with computers. Ergonomic research is a serious discipline with considerable research coming out of the space program a few decades ago, and continuing to today.

    • Robert Schlesinger
      Robert Schlesinger 3 жыл бұрын +5

      @Simon WoodburyForget And do you seriously think that highly sophisticated jet aircraft, including combat jet aircraft, and space vehicles such as the space shuttle would be designed without such ergonomic optimization in mind. Give me a break and get real. What's more the aforementioned research volumes are mostly unclassified and easily available to the public. And, there are numerous scholarly, refereed periodicals on Ergonomics. Clearly, you don't know what your talking about.

    • Robert Schlesinger
      Robert Schlesinger 3 жыл бұрын +5

      @Tom Eldred Yes, there is voluminous research and published findings. These studies began more than a century ago with so-called Time and Motion studies, which were done for assembly plants, offices, and the like. Numerous scholarly books were written on that subject through the 1950s when the aerospace industry took off. At that time other key words were often used, but Ergonomics became most often associated with such studies. Private industry and academia continued to research the field, but NASA and the military put big research into the field because of manned space flight and jet cockpit design, which must be optimal. Fortunately, many of these studies have been published by the government in large softback volumes and multi-volume sets resembling telephone books (in outward appearance). The volumes are impressive and broad in scope. This I know to be a fact because the research institution that I am affiliated with has more than two dozen of the aforementioned volumes.

    • Ale Zuvic
      Ale Zuvic 3 жыл бұрын +4

      @Tom Eldred so, apart from standing from your chair some times a day your advice is slouch as much as you want and take whatever posture you wish so everything is all made up?
      I don't know man, it sounds like trying to get a normal resting position where your muscles arent looking like a knot is a good approach, even if following ALL the tips in the video is probably too much.

    • Tom Eldred
      Tom Eldred 3 жыл бұрын +3

      There is minimal evidence behind ergonomic interventions being important. Little to no research out there says "elbows have to be @ 90 degrees" or computer screen is "an arms length away". It all sounds great, but is it backed by anything? When these people can bring scientific research out that backs this stuff up, then they can start being important. Fear mongering at the start of "leaning, slouching etc. can lead to pain" is what this industry strives off.
      Best part of the video is at the end, giving exercises + saying to get up every hour. That is helpful, the changes before that are all unnecessary.

    • Robert Schlesinger
      Robert Schlesinger 3 жыл бұрын +8

      @Ale Zuvic Good point. Set theoretically, regularly is a subset of occasionally, and occasionally would be more inclusive. I recommend the video for anyone occasionally working at a desk, and especially for those regularly working at a desk.

  • Egg
    Egg 2 жыл бұрын +4

    I've actually done most of these steps! I have my laptop an arms distance away situated on top of a tissue box to stop looking down so much as well as an external keyboard to stop leaning forward so much. Good posture is so important. This video helped reaffirm that thank you!

  • D-Gauss
    D-Gauss 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Thank you for this. This was useful. Can you please do a video on optimizing chair controls ? My chair has a ton of controls (Ergo chair 2) but I am pretty sure they aren't optimally set. For example, the back rest. Should it be at 90 deg to the seat cushion.. or slightly backward ?

  • l00kns33
    l00kns33 17 күн бұрын

    I've been doing pretty much exactly all this for the last 15 years and it's good. One more thing I'd recommend is to place your most used tool right in front of you. Like if you use your mouse more than your keyboard while gaming for example.
    I've had RSI issues with my wrists (CTS), elbow and somewhat in the shoulder since forever and find that it's a good idea to switch things around a bit and even rotate between different tools such as a mouse and a touchpad when you feel the pain starting to build up. At one point, when it was really bad for a while, I even switched my mouse hand to get some pain relief.
    I'm getting better at keeping myself from pushing on when I start noting the first signs of pain. I need to be mindful of this but it's a struggle. I've been in the IT industry for over 25 years now.

    K PRODUCTION 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Great video! Informative, well structured and helpful to everyone. Many thanks

  • Ana M
    Ana M 4 ай бұрын +1

    So basic but so helpful! Didn't realize I was doing a LOT of these wrong, hence the arm pain! Time to change my setup.

  • xenon destiny
    xenon destiny 2 жыл бұрын +4712

    "Step 1, adjust your chair"
    Glances over to my foldable chair...

    • nnggg hhaa
      nnggg hhaa 7 ай бұрын

      my dinner table chair

    • The Loz
      The Loz 10 ай бұрын

      lol, I have a dinner table chair because my computer's in the kitchen

    • Write on the sky
      Write on the sky  Жыл бұрын +2

      I sit on a rock

    • YEETasaurus
      YEETasaurus  Жыл бұрын +2

      *Laughs in wooden dining chair*

  • Aldrin Marques
    Aldrin Marques 9 күн бұрын

    Eu sei que pode ser uma mudança de mentalidade gradativa e demorada (além da conjuntura financeira do indivíduo ou do país), mas já vejo sinais de mudanças positivas em relação as pagar por por software. Eu mesmo antigamente crackeava tudo que podia. Hoje por ter uma medida de conhecimento na área, e entender o esforço dos devs, compro a maioria dos softwares que utilizo. Vejo esse movimento em outras pessoas a minha volta.

  • 扇子學長
    扇子學長  Жыл бұрын +8

    I'm about to meet my first day of my first full-time job after this weekend, a perfect timing for me to see this video. Thanks John!!

  • charlie bahama
    charlie bahama 2 ай бұрын

    This was helpful. I just got my first office job and been using these techniques to avoid any neck/shoulder/back pain

  • Maria Nunes
    Maria Nunes 2 жыл бұрын +1

    This are great tips! Thank you so much, never thought about rising up my laptop before, but I am gonna do it for sure now!

  • MikeXKun
    MikeXKun  Жыл бұрын +1

    I played games on my pc my whole live, and now working as a video editor (and still playing games) it's safe to say that i spend a good portion of my life on a chair. I used to have lot's of pain in different areas over the years, and now i clicked on this video out of curiosity, just to find out that i actually setup everything in the correct way. And i just realized that I probably did it based on what's causing pain and what not.

  • Sahil
    Sahil 3 жыл бұрын +340

    I love such short and informative (& minimalistic) videos.

  • Vladimir Roytman
    Vladimir Roytman Ай бұрын +1

    I noticed that doc didn't mention the importance of adjusting armrests, so the will be on the same level as desk. That would allow to use mouse and keyboard while resting your hands. Also having mouse pad allows to avoid resting your hands on cold table, which could lead ro serious issues

  • *+*Otter*+*
    *+*Otter*+* 5 ай бұрын

    I did all those exercises/stretches subconsciously without evening knowing (or acknowledging that what I was doing was even an exercise or stretch) that they were actually a thing.. I had found over time and personal experience that stretching in those ways helped reset the "strain/tension timer" for those areas of my body so I just did them naturally without even questioning or thinking about it. Really neat how the human body and brain works if you think about it..
    *Great* video btw, thank you so much for the well put/well thought inputs/incites/overall advice!!

  • Alex_1729
    Alex_1729  Жыл бұрын +5

    Some of these things don't matter if you:
    a) have a big enough monitor (or resolution)
    b) modify the chair to fit your desk height to suit you personally
    But the advice to make a break every 1h is excellent. I do it too, and I also look at something 4-5 meters away for 60 seconds, to not go blind eventually

  • Haszelina Hassan
    Haszelina Hassan  Жыл бұрын

    Excellent video! clear and simple explanation and fun :) Thank you

  • Milciades Andrion
    Milciades Andrion 2 жыл бұрын

    This video is sensational and highly educational. It is important to watch it several times and practice. it's worth it.

  • Ila Hadi-Assar
    Ila Hadi-Assar 3 жыл бұрын +5960

    Ergonomics Expert : Puts Keyboard straight in front of him
    CSGO Players : No, I dont think I will

    • semafor
      semafor 3 жыл бұрын

      Lol i have a space for my keyboard to stay under, its very comfy since i can adjust my chairs elbow stand thingy

    • Spyne.
      Spyne. 3 жыл бұрын

      @Someone ok

    • kyou
      kyou 3 жыл бұрын

      Myonions Matter the video shows the most healthy way of this, you don’t gave to do it. we gamers, we all gotta admit r just couch potatoes

    • Ahmed Mossad
      Ahmed Mossad 3 жыл бұрын

      90 degree tilt

  • Boris Kardzhiev
    Boris Kardzhiev 2 жыл бұрын

    I can't express how helpful this is!

  • Saurodeep Basak
    Saurodeep Basak 2 жыл бұрын

    Just the demo I need ❤️ thanks a lot!

  • arthur_ko77
    arthur_ko77  Жыл бұрын

    Very useful, just the right thing everyone working long hours on desk must follow these. Good work. 👍

  • Joseph
    Joseph  Жыл бұрын

    This is simple and brilliant. Unlike the whole lot of other fluff available on KZclip.

  • Prakhar Khandelwal
    Prakhar Khandelwal 7 ай бұрын

    I followed this setup 2 years ago. Till now I haven't changed my setup and haven't faced any problem. Best setup💯

  • greentealatte
    greentealatte 3 жыл бұрын +1302

    First step is to not buy a desk with drawers.
    It takes up space between your arms and legs.

    • Marijn van der Zaag
      Marijn van der Zaag  Жыл бұрын

      Yes! Thinner desk is better. Naturally, most people's hands rest at upper leg height or lower when they're sitting. So a great way to injure your shoulders is by lifting your arms hours a day by using a desk that's too high.

    • SpaceMew
      SpaceMew 2 жыл бұрын

      @KirbyLinkACW what chair is that?

    • pythia cael
      pythia cael 3 жыл бұрын

      yup, my desk have correct height but because of the drawers my knee caps are constantly bruised from hitting the underside.

    • JestemStefan
      JestemStefan 3 жыл бұрын +1

      You are absolutely right.
      When I saw the title and the then this desk I really thought they will be like: "don't buy desk like this" and explain why.
      My girlfriend have desk like this and it's horrible.
      When I adjust for legs - my hands are uncomfortable.
      When I adjust for hands - my legs are pressing bottom of the desk

    • TheRealSigmaMale
      TheRealSigmaMale 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Second step is not to buy a desk at all, it just takes up space.

    COPRO 2 жыл бұрын

    The funny thing is that I found these stretching exercises by myself and also adjusted my chair and my monitor by myself. Probably it's something like a natural desire to get your body relaxed.

  • W J B
    W J B 2 жыл бұрын +10

    Turns out my home office is more ergonomically set up than I anticipated based on this video

  • Andreas Michaelides
    Andreas Michaelides  Жыл бұрын +1

    Very informative, helpful and to the point👌

  • Rushabh Meshram
    Rushabh Meshram 2 жыл бұрын

    i think this should be shown in every "home studio/desk setup videos" too... instead of just showing off the uploader's pricey setup or how good it looks...
    I loved this video... ♥

  • AJP Safety
    AJP Safety 8 ай бұрын +1

    Meme as you will :) This is a very relevant & easy video to get great tips from even for Hybrid workers :) Well done Jon!!

  • LiL_Man
    LiL_Man 3 жыл бұрын +4920

    pro esports player: I'm about to ignore everything this man just said

    • freemandgod
      freemandgod 11 ай бұрын

      @Dylan BASTIEN bro did you see how esports players angle their keyboards lol...

    • peteiis easy
      peteiis easy  Жыл бұрын

      @Oliver haha💀

    • ToutengHawj
      ToutengHawj 2 жыл бұрын +2

      They may have shorter career but... More money.

    • Oliver
      Oliver 2 жыл бұрын +1

      It’s all about comfort man, who cares about your spine. Need to get the W man

    • Cryptex
      Cryptex 2 жыл бұрын

      pRo E sPoRtS PlAYeR

  • Leif Soederberg
    Leif Soederberg 2 жыл бұрын

    Literally everything he mentioned I already did naturally before watching this lol. I even do the same exercises just out of habit, and my Apple Watch reminds me to stand every hour. I guess it makes sense seeing that ergonomics is based on natural movement.

  • Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I've been doing this for years and it works. Listen to what this man tells you because it will help you not to be in pain!

  • Indigo Winter
    Indigo Winter  Жыл бұрын +1

    I'm trying to set up my home office for my room when I move so glad I found this 🙌🏼 especially with my back pain

  • no name
    no name 2 жыл бұрын

    I love how I clicked this video to figure out what I'm doing wrong but other than the chair [static wooden] my stuff is literally perfect. That's so hilariously brilliant and brightened my day a little

  • Stacy Cee
    Stacy Cee 2 жыл бұрын +2

    This is my ergonomic setup. I put 5 pillows on my chair to make it higher. I put 5 textbooks under my laptop to make it higher. I stole a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse from my dad to use. I put a bucket under my first so my feet are flat. It's overall very uncomfortable but at least I don't get shoulder pain any more! 👍

  • Jay Lit
    Jay Lit 3 жыл бұрын +37064

    Problems with your marriage?

    • Zuraamoon
      Zuraamoon  Жыл бұрын


    • generalyido
      generalyido  Жыл бұрын

      That cat looks so much like mine. Nice pfp bro.

    • twicesthetic
      twicesthetic 2 жыл бұрын


    • Anvesha Tagore
      Anvesha Tagore 2 жыл бұрын

      Tyler Durden hahahaha

    • Sunita Fisher
      Sunita Fisher 2 жыл бұрын

      @floor puncher 🌸 actually you are her footrest
      She wears the pants lol

  • MQ
    MQ 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Nearly everyone at work was provided all these things and I never heard anyone complain about pain from working. They ordered us anything we wanted to make working easy.

  • J G
    J G 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Very helpful video I realized my chair is too low to the ground
    Also if you don’t have reams of paper use a thick book (I use an old SAT book)

  • Kouga
    Kouga  Жыл бұрын

    It is interesting how I do many of these things naturally, but also not surprising considering I have spent incredible amounts of time behind a pc.

  • R2Arts
    R2Arts 2 жыл бұрын

    Very helpful, I was uncomfortable at my desk and couldn't pint point the why. So I followed the suggestions and when I moved the main monitor distance to arm's length that did the trick.

  • Andrea Michelle
    Andrea Michelle  Жыл бұрын

    Really informative, and useful. Thanks!

  • Lord of the Jungle
    Lord of the Jungle 2 жыл бұрын +3336

    No mouse pad, okay I got a solution for that.

    • Bryan Rodriguez
      Bryan Rodriguez 2 жыл бұрын

      Veryyy true tho lol

    • yjfgbb
      yjfgbb 2 жыл бұрын

      It's true

    • Nayan Mehta
      Nayan Mehta 2 жыл бұрын

      @Declan Bushnell Films lol

    • Declan Bushnell Films
      Declan Bushnell Films 2 жыл бұрын +2

      No computer to work at? Ream of paper will do the trick.

    • Xenshu
      Xenshu 2 жыл бұрын +2

      i use my desk its very plane so its easy to move my desk from there

  • Lucas
    Lucas 2 жыл бұрын

    This was actually very helpful. Thanks for posting WSJ

  • Hasan Karakaş
    Hasan Karakaş 2 жыл бұрын

    Spending up to 10 hours a day in front of a monitor for almost 10 years now, having no sign of back or neck pain, I just realized my setup have always been exactly like the guy just described. And no, neither my chair nor my monitor is adjustable nor I am using paper reams

  • Karthik Sankaran
    Karthik Sankaran  Жыл бұрын

    Thanks for the great tips, Jon! It works...great content WSJ

  • Patrick Black
    Patrick Black 2 жыл бұрын +1

    This is what I would call a great instructive video with the just-right amount of comedy.

  • Dead Inside
    Dead Inside 7 ай бұрын

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try to improve my ergonomics. That helps a lot with productivity.

  • Alisia K.
    Alisia K. 2 жыл бұрын +1

    This video helped me a lot with my desk setup for my online classes thank you

  • Dp12
    Dp12 2 жыл бұрын +1

    This video is acctually really helpful. I had extreme back pains because i spend around 6-7 hours a day at the desk. Therefore leading to bad posture then resulting in pain.

  • Julie Ngô
    Julie Ngô  Жыл бұрын

    I 'm starting to "build" my home office area, this video is perfect for me !!

  • V1nc33
    V1nc33 2 жыл бұрын

    I am a work-from-home person and you have no idea how helpful this is. I used to ask to be massaged by my fiance but now, I no longer need that. The things I learned here really did me good.

    DOOOOOODS  Жыл бұрын +4

    He was a teacher, plumber, delivery man, yoga instructor, and now an ergonomic doctor? Is there anything this man cannot do???

  • Dammitimmad
    Dammitimmad 3 жыл бұрын +1844

    Life is in shambles?
    *Nothin' Reams of Paper can't fix*

    • __
      __ 3 жыл бұрын +1

      solution to the modern, paperless office.... more paper :)

    • Blu Sky
      Blu Sky 3 жыл бұрын +2

      Its the new Flex Tape

    • Ashlynn Daub
      Ashlynn Daub 3 жыл бұрын +3


  • InvictuZ
    InvictuZ 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Why not level the armrest with the table so you can use it and take the stress off your shoulders. It also keeps your elbow and forearm leveled with the table so you aren't bending your wrist when you start slouching.

  • whywhy
    whywhy 2 жыл бұрын

    We need more of this man for everything

  • Silvio Torres
    Silvio Torres 2 жыл бұрын

    I've been asking for a better chair at the current place I work in for over a year now and came across this video. Its important to have a good chair for good posture.

  • Indigu
    Indigu 2 жыл бұрын

    This video saved me from alot of pain in my whole body for horrific positions, thank you!

  • papuntila thonglim
    papuntila thonglim 11 ай бұрын

    Clear message, clear structure, easy to understand, thank you

  • Super Woman
    Super Woman 3 жыл бұрын +130

    Helpful and informative! Please make more videos like this!

  • NightingaleSong
    NightingaleSong 2 жыл бұрын

    This is helpful, but I also want to say: If you're in good health (no injury to cause pain), you can sit in absolutely any position for decades without ever having pain. If you do have a pain-causing injury, you will *never* find a comfortable position.. you will be in extreme pain no matter how you arrange your desk. The important thing is getting physical therapy and/or massage to treat your injury. A high dose of ibuprofen may also help but has drawbacks (A low dose will probably do nothing).

  • Sonic Acoustics
    Sonic Acoustics 2 жыл бұрын

    I'm really enjoying your video content! Excellently done! :)

  • Marcelo Miranda
    Marcelo Miranda 2 жыл бұрын

    Thanks a lot John! Very helpful and insightful. Going to use your advice.

  • Jon Sancio
    Jon Sancio 2 жыл бұрын

    this is very helpful especially in the times of pandemic where most of us is working from home. My back hurts while writing this

  • SkilPye
    SkilPye  Жыл бұрын

    Thought this would be a boring and nerdy video but it turned out to be really useful, thanks Jon Cinkay and WSJ

  • nissan gtr
    nissan gtr 3 жыл бұрын +5755

    *If you don't have a desk and chair at all, use reams of paper!!*

    • lovelyspringweather
      lovelyspringweather  Жыл бұрын +2

      Lol as an occupational therapist I’ve used reams of paper to help with positioning before too, especially when money was limited or we were waiting for the actual foot rest to arrive for my clients.

    • aksana
      aksana 3 жыл бұрын

      hahah am I the only one who actually found your joke funny xD

    • Wandering Wonderer
      Wandering Wonderer 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Lol! Making pointless comments on other comments is very mature? Welcome to the net.

    • oOCentralSunOo
      oOCentralSunOo 3 жыл бұрын

      @Wandering Wonderer Meaning is what is important. Policing people for spelling is really immature.

    • Andrew
      Andrew 3 жыл бұрын

      you dont need to for minecraft

  • Zack Attack
    Zack Attack 2 жыл бұрын

    The most valuable lesson I have ever learned. I shared it with evey single person I know

  • QA for Life
    QA for Life 2 жыл бұрын

    Watching this video to learn how to set up the desk ergonomically, it turns out that I did follow all the steps :))

  • Levi'nSky
    Levi'nSky  Жыл бұрын +2

    Had this in "watch later" for like a year, I just now watched and applied it, my desk looks a lil weird but hopefully my neck stiffness will decrease. Thanks!

  • mario MPR
    mario MPR 2 жыл бұрын

    Excellent advice, good video, very concise and to the point .... I have a gadget that would be beneficial, it is called The Mouse Cradle, I have a video on KZclip, (it is a hand/wrist rest for using a computer mouse and a numeric keypad .... it is the best thing on the market

  • Sranker
    Sranker  Жыл бұрын

    Thank You Jon, You just solved the biggest problem of my life

  • positronlaserforce
    positronlaserforce 3 жыл бұрын +2341

    Work desk not setup properly
    Reams of Paper: I'm gonna make this mans whole career ergonomic

    • YourMajesty143
      YourMajesty143  Жыл бұрын +1

      I usually hate when people use outdated memes, but I like the way you took this tired joke and made it fresh. Good job.

    • Darren Ross
      Darren Ross 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @Aaron Churchhill Don't like like it get out

    • Aaron Churchhill
      Aaron Churchhill 3 жыл бұрын

      i hate the mindless drone humor that’s “funny” today

    • Darren Ross
      Darren Ross 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @Floosh wooosh

    • Floosh
      Floosh 3 жыл бұрын

      Joke doesn't make sense

  • Betty S
    Betty S 2 жыл бұрын

    Uha, knew the Feng Shui mentioned to set things such as phones on the left but didn't know the ergonomics behind... And thank you for sharing these tips. Was trying to arrange the second screen and wondering what's the right setting as I feel the current setting is not comfortable after being in the position for a while... Thank you so much! Wish I found this video earlier!

  • Awesome Clips
    Awesome Clips 2 жыл бұрын

    Tip: using a curved monitor can prevent eye strain, most ultrawide monitors have curved screen so your eyes are good and also better if you are multitasking.

  • Bloom
    Bloom  Жыл бұрын

    An adjustable standing desk to alternate between seating and standing times is advisable as well.