Eliminate Troubling Back Pain and Eye Strain Associated With Heavy Computer Use

Written by Roger Williams

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Your head and torso should be in-line with your head slightly bent forward, facing forward, and balanced.

Your shoulders should be at ease with your upper arms hanging normally atrepparttar sides of your body.

Your elbows should be close to your body and bent between 90 and 110 degrees.

Your feet should be either supported by a footrest or should be relaxing onrepparttar 149874 floor. While leaning back or sitting in a vertical position, make sure your lower back is fully supported.

Your hips and thighs should be supported by a well-padded seat.

Your knees and hips should be at almostrepparttar 149875 same height as your feet and slightly forward.

Quick Tips - Your Work Environment

Readjust your chair and backrest at regular intervals.

Periodically stretch your fingers, hands, arms, and torso.

Your keyboard, monitor, and your posture should be on a straight line to avoid any positional discomforts.

Always adjust your chair so you’re looking down atrepparttar 149876 screen, never up.

Your desktop should be at a convenient height with enough space for your equipment andrepparttar 149877 day’s work.

Your chair should give good back support and allow for height adjustment.

Your keyboard andrepparttar 149878 mouse mat should have a good wrist-rest.

A document holder placed atrepparttar 149879 height of your monitor will eliminate neck strain.

Roger Williams is a Web designer and copywriter who spends endless hours on his computer. He has learned through much research how to eliminate the physical stress of heavy computer use. If you want more health tips for computer users, visit http://www.meandmymouse.com/hc

Daily Treadmill Workouts are a Great Way to Keep in Shape

Written by Laura Gray

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• Precor – Precor treadmills have a patented system to absorbrepparttar shock of impact, have cool and quiet motors, and a quick start feature. These quality machines also specialize in providing a variety of programs to challenge and motivate you (anywhere from five to eighteen programs, depending onrepparttar 149844 model). You can be sure of finding a program that is perfect for you, and you can change to another when you are ready to move on.

• Spirit – Spirit treadmills arerepparttar 149845 best fold-up machines onrepparttar 149846 market and they also have preset programs that adjustrepparttar 149847 speed and incline according to your heart rate, or you can customize a program.

It is important to vary your programs in order to motivate yourself to improve your conditioning, or to increase your body strength, or to help you with weight loss or weight maintenance:

• Try walking backwards onrepparttar 149848 machine at an easy pace.

• Walk at various speeds with mirrors in front and beside you to check your style, posture, technique, etc.

• Begin by walking or running for five minutes, and then step offrepparttar 149849 treadmill and do one minute of crunches, push-ups, lunges, and any other exercises that appeal to you, and then back on again and repeat until you have exercised for your usual length of time.

• After walking or running for ten minutes, step off and do ten minutes of stretching or weight training and then back on again, and repeat as desired.

• Light some candles, burn some incense and turn on spa music to walk off your stress.

• Walk or run inrepparttar 149850 nude (make surerepparttar 149851 curtains are closed).

In fact, anything you can think of that adds variety to your workout and keeps you interested is worth trying.

Information about brands, models, and features of individual machines, as well as comparisons of various models are available online by consulting treadmill reviews and information onrepparttar 149852 Internet. Remember that online retailers don’t haverepparttar 149853 storefront expenses that are standard for most sports equipment outlets, and so they are able to offer you,repparttar 149854 customer, brand name machines, both new and used, at big savings. Make sure there is a warranty of some kind in place if you buy a used, discount, or factory refurbished treadmill. Same-day shipping is sometimes offered, or shipping within three to five days, and sometimesrepparttar 149855 cost is included inrepparttar 149856 price.

There are countless benefits to be gained by engaging in daily treadmill workouts. You will increase your bone density, your endurance, your cardio fitness, and your general health. Exercising is psychologically rewarding because it increases your feelings of accomplishment and well being, and, therefore, is good for your mental health. The investment in a treadmill offers big rewards. Let us help you find what you need and start you onrepparttar 149857 road to improved physical and mental health. You will be happy withrepparttar 149858 results.

Laura Gray is currently freelance writing and enjoys providing information and moneysaving tips to consumers who are looking for treadmills or discount treadmills.

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