Best Ways to Work At Home #COVID19

If you've suddenly found yourself working from home with the "shelter-in-place" order, you might find yourself with low back or neck pain that you didn't have before. Why is this happening? Well, maybe taking a look at your home office is the answer. When setting up your desk and chair, keep in mind that your chair height is more important than desk height. You should be able to sit comfortably with both feet on the ground and seated with your hips on the edge of the chair. Your chair needs to be high enough so that your bottom is seated higher than your knees. This will keep pressure off the lumbar spine. Although some people think a lumbar pillow with support the spine, there's nothing be

Hydrate to Concentrate

Water is the most essential nutrient that your body needs. Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you in a number of ways, including: Improving concentration and cognition, helping to balance your mood and emotions, maintaining memory function, preventing and relieving headaches as well as reducing stress. Additionally, drinking water can actually make your muscles stronger. Water carries oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles. Being well hydrated enables your muscles to work longer and harder before they feel tired, and this will help you build muscle. So how much water is enough? Well if you’re thirsty, your body is already in a state of dehydration,

Sleep The Power of Staying Healthy -

Sleep is essential to staying healthy and boosting your immunity. But getting enough sleep when you're not in your regular routine can be difficult. After all, your bedroom may be only a few steps from your home office and tempting to dive into in the mid afternoon when energy are 5 ways to get a better nights rest: 1. Avoid eating within 4 hours of bedtime. That means if you go to bed at 10 pm your dinnertime should end by 6pm...that may be difficult when the office is at home, so try to schedule your evening wind-down at the same time each evening. Certain foods may interrupt sleep. Avoid spicy foods, high sugar and 2. Sleep in a cold room. Optimal sleep temperatures are at 66

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