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Concentration Station: How to Create a Home Office

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, close to 25 percent of all employed Americans work from home at least some of the time. This is hardly surprising given increasingly longer commutes and the growth of the gig economy. If you’re part of this trend of telecommuters, you probably already know that working from home has its upsides and downsides. The key to staying on task while surrounded by the distractions of home is to create a home office where you can be your most productive. Let’s go through the steps.

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As telecommuting gets simpler, dedicated home office spaces have become more important for homeowners. Photo: Closet Factory (2017)

Step 1: Establish Your Work Station

If you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated room for a home office, you’re already set. Continue reading “Concentration Station: How to Create a Home Office” »

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Minimize Spine and Neck Pain While Working at a Computer

Many people spend the majority of their workday sitting at a desk in front of a computer—an activity that often leads to spine and neck pain. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to minimize this type of discomfort.

Get a comfortable chair. If your work requires you to sit in a chair for most of the day, it’s a good idea to get one that minimizes back strain. Your desk chair should be adjustable and enable you to sit at a comfortable height in relation to your workstation. Adequate lumbar support is also important, whether built into the chair or in the form of a supplementary pad.

There are several ways to minimize the spine and neck pain associated with working at a computer. Photo: Wright’s Chiropractic (2013)

There are several ways to minimize the spine and neck pain associated with working at a computer. Photo: Wright’s Chiropractic (2013)

Maintain proper posture. Even if your desk chair has good lumbar support, it won’t be of much benefit if you have poor posture. Bad habits such as slouching, crossing your ankles and leaning forward in your chair can result in discomfort. Continue reading “Minimize Spine and Neck Pain While Working at a Computer” »

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