How To Eliminate your Back and Neck Pain by Changing the Chair you sit in!Written by Suzanne Lamoutte
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So go and start searching for this ergonomic kneeling chair. I would suggest that you come to your own conclusion from your own research, but I can almost guarantee that you will be as amazingly and delightfully surprised, just like I was and still am. For once you need to invest in something that will help you to feel better. It's not a selfish act if ultimate goal is to have a clear mind to accomplish your goals of day, pain free. Something that will give you relief that you have been searching for even if you didn't know it was going to be in a chair. Now stop with those hand-me-downs from your family and friends, splurge on for your own chair this time. I believe that your office chair is most important piece of furniture in your office; this is not an area that you want to skimp out on. Think about it you spend on average 7 hours a day in your chair, 35 hours a week if you work only a 5 day week. That's an awful lot of sitting. So take your friends filing cabinets, your brother's printing stand, but pass on brown leather executive chair, and get yourself into an ergonomic office chair, preferably ergonomic knee chair.
What is ergonomics? And reason we need them.
Ergonomic is (also known as human factors engineering), is science of refining design of products to optimize them for human use. Basically ergonomic chairs are designed to fit your body type, your size and designed to make you comfortable. Ergonomic was intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. So why would you want to go with any other chair, but ergonomic chair. It would be crazy if you did.
Nobody wants to work, but we don't really have a choice. Do we? So choosing an ergonomic chair will make time, well... less painful. I can not ask this enough, "Why suffer if you don't have too?" Ergonomic chairs offer many adjustments that can make chair just right for your needs and your body. These ergonomic chairs are well designed to support your body and does not restrict your movement, with built in pressure points for best support possible. The seat and back offer much support that is necessary for your back and lower limb, without this you will suffer from lower back and shoulder pain. People have been known to get migraines from bad posture due to lack of proper support.
Sitting with good posture without ergonomic knee chair is possible. Just relax your shoulders, keep your wrists straight, your legs must remain in contact with your seat, your feet must be on floor (both of them) at all times, your back will have to touch chair's back, keep your elbows at right angle's while typing (this will help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome), your upper arm's and elbow's need to remain close to your body, and your head and neck must be straight. It's not an easy task as I have mentioned before, but these are effect techniques. At first it will feel weird sitting this way but with some practice this will become a natural way of sitting, and your back, neck, and shoulder pain will be a thing of your past.
Check out http://www.allmyofficestuff.com. You will find many tips and resources to make your home office efficient, stylish and comfortable. This website offers detailed reviews of office chairs and is full of articles, news and many resources.
Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 2Written by Roy Thomsitt
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Marketing is what I love most about business, and it is equally important to finance in all free enterprises. With an online business, marketing side is an ever moving area of expertise. Offline, marketing has long since stabilised. Online, it has not stabilised at all; it is still developing and evolving. You need to be aware of what’s happening in world of internet marketing, what has happened, and what is likely to happen. Always remember, though, there will always be a financial impact of your marketing decisions. You are obviously prepared to take risks, as you have started or are starting an online business at home. As manager of your business you will need to balance financial and marketing conflicts as they arise. You have to strike right balance. If finance director in you is too risk averse, you may stifle growth of your business. If marketing director in you is too cavalier, and unrealistic about sales prospects, you may ruin your business in one or two rash decisions. More on this in part 4.
If you are working online full time, or even part time, you will always need to be looking out for developments in arenas of software and internet itself, and maybe at times hardware. You may come across software that either improves your efficiency, makes life much easier or takes you into a new and better way of working. This is another area where knowledge is power. You need to be competitive, and sometimes you will come across new software that will make you more competitive. Try to keep abreast of things in software marketplace, as it affects your business.
While not a function like finance or marketing, when you work at home alone you will find that time management becomes key to your success and enjoyment of working from home. It is a subject you should always be aware of and make conscious decisions about. I will write more on this topic in part 5.
The above are just key areas where you need to view your business from a management viewpoint, and list of course is not exhaustive. However, pay attention to these from a manager’s perspective, and you should benefit in long run. You will take leap from being “employee” to “boss”, even if you are only one you can be “boss” to.
Roy Thomsitt is the owner and part author the home business websites http://www.change-direction.com and http://www.home-working-start-up.com