Sedentary behavior as a public health issue: Ergonomics as a useful tool

Sustainable Engineering and Innovation

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Title Sedentary behavior as a public health issue: Ergonomics as a useful tool
 
Creator Burak, Senad
Begic, Edin
Begic, Nedim
Kadic, Faris
 
Description Background: Sedentary behavior carries the risk of musculoskeletal problems, especially in the lumbosacral region of the spinal column.  According to modern lifestyle, this has begun to be a public health issue.
Objective: To point to the health risks of working at the computer and present an ergonomic analysis of the typical and improved position of workers in front of the computer, thereby reducing the chances of emergence occupational diseases.
Results:  Changing the position of the subjects led to a change in lumbar pressure from 2,818 N/m2 to 351 N/m2. Software analysis of the changed position indicates that this position is acceptable, both for the lumosacral region of the spine and for the abdominal muscles.
Conclusions:  A change in body position will decrease lumbar moment and the load on the lumbosacral region of the spine. Work chair with lumbar support, the right desk height, setting the appropriate position of the monitor, selecting the optimal keyboard and mouse, dividing the workspace into appropriate zones, as well as changing lifestyle and habits should be part of the management of people who spend most of their working time in a sitting position.
 
Publisher Research and Development Academy
 
Date 2020-01-13
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://sei.ardascience.com/index.php/journal/article/view/71
10.37868/sei.v1i2.71
 
Source Sustainable Engineering and Innovation; Vol. 1 No. 2 (2019); 112-120
2712-0562
10.37868/sei.v1i2
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sei.ardascience.com/index.php/journal/article/view/71/53
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Senad Burak, Edin Begic, Nedim Begic, Faris Kadic
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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