Ergonomic is term we use to create a productive, safe and efficient environment for the workplace, which for my readers is not exclusively the employment environment; it is also the home environment.

Ergonomic balance is the sitting or standing position we use for safe, purposeful and productive activity in an ergonomic environment.

Ergonomic balance is developed through our early childhood development through play and will not change throughout your entire life, unless we want it to change.

If you remain your normal adult weight throughout your lifetime, then there is no reason to change your ergonomic balance as you will not have any balance problems.

However, if you have gained in excess of 5-10 pounds over your normal weight; then your skeletal joints will suffer from the excess weight that has not been accounted for in your ergonomic movements.

The laws of Physics will help you understand this concept, for example: If you look at 2 people of identical heights and weights sitting on a 'see saw'. The 'see saw' will be balanced on both sides.

If this was your body, then your body would be balanced according to normal weight. But say one person puts on 20 pounds in weight. The 'see saw' is no longer balanced and would be totally lopsided to one side.

The see-saw cannot balance because there is too much weight on one side.
In order to make it balanced again, the middle post has to be moved towards the heavier side, so that it becomes balanced again.

In other words, the balance of your skeletal joints has to be modified, in order to accommodate this extra weight on your body.

Your body is unable to do this, because your body's autonomic nervous system is only designed for your normal weight. It cannot accommodate any changes in body weight, because you are not supposed to have excess weight.

You need to make this change yourself, or you will start getting pains in your skeletal joints that will gradually become worse, until they become a chronic problem.

Ergonomic balance is the way that you sit or stand for performing productive, safe and efficient movement and efficient movements.

If you remain the same weight throughout your life time, your ergonomic balance will be within normal limits and you will not have any pains in your joints, unless you have a specific medical condition.

If you weight more than you did in your early adult years, then you may be suffering from skeletal discomforts that will not go away.

You either need to lose that extra weight that you are carrying, or you need to recalibrate your skeletal joints, so that they make allowances for this extra weight.

Author's Bio: 

The author Gail McGonigal owns a website called Active Living Solutions Ltd. Gail is a trained Occupational Therapist, who is trying to help people with back pain be comfortable in daily living, using ergonomic daily living solutions. Gail is first selling ergonomic chairs for the larger person, unable to fit into a store-bought chair. She is offering a free e-book about her chairs. Gail is able to restore comfort through her Active Living Program that uses ergonomic movements in daily living for comfort. Gail is trying to change the way people view ergonomics, not just in the work place but in daily life to resolve pains by seeking the origins of their pain in their daily life. Please email Gail and she will give you her free phone number to help you with your back pain