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I've wondered about this as a forum and now a recent topic reminded me of it http://www.permies.com/t/54787/permaculture-design/Apply-permaculture-principles-oneself
I think it could be useful to hear others experiences over time...what worked and what did not....some of us older folks can definitely advise against certain homestead practices, such as carrying logs on your shoulder frequently
I think 'ergonomics' is the correct word although there are probably others.....

...any suggestions for other words? "body care" ? or "nothing is so urgent that you have to move that volkswagon sized boulder without a pry bar"
 
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That'd be great! Natural strength (and, consequentially, ergonomics) is my favorite hobby. It perfectly implements the ideas of natural and whole systems thinking.

Maybe as a sub-forum under "living?"

"Biomechanics?" "a. the study of the action of external and internal forces on the living body, especially on the skeletal system."
 
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love this idea!

 
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That sounds like a good idea. Most of us know what ergonomic means. I bring it up regularly, mostly in tool reviews. Some tools are designed for ease of use, while others are cobbled together, random parts, with a fiddly, ill placed handle. I take these ones through the mud and back again.
 
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How many threads do we have on the Forums right now that would fit in a forum called economics?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:How many threads do we have on the Forums right now that would fit in a forum called ergonomics?




search results for the word 'ergonomics' : 85 threads containing 121 posts (including this one)

I didn't have time to look at them all to see if any would fit in an 'ergonomics' forum as a first forum though....probably not many.
 
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Would "personal care" work? Or something like that which a broader range?
 
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Would "personal care" work? Or something like that which a broader range?


I don't think so. The forum would probably quickly fill with toothpaste, shampoo, and other threads that don't fit 'ergonomics'; I think that ergonomics deserves its own forum, rather than being jumbled with personal care products.

 
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I agree with John, I think it's distinct, and would add value even if it didn't have a massive post count right away. Now that it's got me thinking about it, I've got something to post that belongs there...
 
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If somebody on the staff is willing to take responsibility for the Forum comma to create it and help with getting it populated... And somebody outside of the staff is willing to help populate it then I think it is fine to create it.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:If somebody on the staff is willing to take responsibility for the Forum comma to create it and help with getting it populated... And somebody outside of the staff is willing to help populate it then I think it is fine to create it.



I would be happy to help 'populate' this forum if it is created. I think it will draw some new posts and there are those that I linked to above that could have 'ergonomics' added to them.
 
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Here y'go - ergonomics forum
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:Here y'go - ergonomics forum



thanks Burra! I've started adding 'ergonomics' to topics that seem appropriate...feel free to change though
 
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Funny! I have a BSc in Ergonomics, and spent my life as a system designer. I guess it was inevitable that Permaculture would call to me. Ergonomics includes things like systems, flows, interfaces as they pertain to humans - perhaps Permaculture is the Human-Nature Interface. Darn sight more interesting than my thesis on Human-Computer Interfaces.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:I've wondered about this as a forum and now a recent topic reminded me of it http://www.permies.com/t/54787/permaculture-design/Apply-permaculture-principles-oneself



Thanks, I am happy I started this mentionned above topic!
I tell you the story:
I wanted to start a thread about what I do for myself, and looked for the right forum... and looked for the right forum... and looked for...
So I decided to start it in the living forum, in the permaculture sub-forum.
As it was the permaculture living forum, and instead of what I intended, I talked about the fact that I wanted to take care of myself by applying a permaculture design way.

I still have not done my pics for showing the changes I can get with time, but now I AM OBLIGED to start it haha, so I go for it and will add the pics afterward. I think I will use a mirror, as I just missed a hand to take them...
 
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