The Importance of Ergonomics
Ergonomics has quickly become an important factor for office based businesses around the world. The habits of office workers have a cumulative effect, as these habits are maintained for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When I first entered the work force in 1997, I had a healthy back. I was a college wrestler, and anything that I wanted to do physically, I could do. As far as I knew, my body had no limitations. But once I started working for 40 hours a week, sitting at a desk, typing away at a computer, it was this lack of movement that started to really wreak havoc on my back.
I learned the hard way just how important it is to consider ergonomics. Only when I got my first ergonomic furniture did things start to turn around. Here’s some recommendations that you can use to save yourself the hardship of recovering from the effects of bad posture.
1. Get an ergonomic chair
An ergonomic furniture that helps to foster a healthy posture will save you from pain and injury in the long run. If you’re used to sitting with poor posture, at first an ergonomic chair is going to be uncomfortable. The goal is to get you to sit upright and straight so the bones of the spine can align on top of themselves, this requires a little work from the muscles, which you might not be used to. This certainly was a challenge for me when I first started taking care of my back.
One of the most popular ergonomic chairs is the kneeling chair, also known as the knee stool. The kneeling chair is designed to give more space to the hips which provides relief to the muscles of the lower back. Highly recommended for those having a hard time remembering to sit up straight and who have pain when doing so.
2. Position your monitor
You want your eye level to be directly in-line with the middle of your monitor. This prevents your neck from creeping forward and your upper back rounding. My chiropractor told me that this is the easiest, and quickest fix I could make to my office setup. And its true. I felt better after a week of making this simple change.
3. Take frequent breaks
When I was an athlete, aside from a few bruises and scrapes, I never had any pain in my body. Definitely not anything skeletal related. It was sitting at the computer in a fixed position that really started to mess up my body. I started setting a computer alarm to remind me to get up, walk, and stretch every 30 minutes. This has been extremely helpful in staying loose and pain free.
Features of the Best Curling Wand
Women from all over the world love to keep their hair clean and smart all the time. Fortunately, new hair gadgets are encouraging more women to invest in their personal beauty because of the reliability and affordability of new beauty gadgets and devices. In the United States, women are heavily investing in health and beauty spas for both young and old women. The recently launched curling wand seems to be promising because it exhibits excellent features. The best curling wand brands have the following features.
- Heat settings
This feature helps in maintaining the hair`s curl because it deals with the hair`s texture and thickness. Excellent models ensure that the heating process is effective and efficient to ensure that the hair is not burnt or un-moisturized.
Some of the best curling wand comes in different shapes and sizes in order to create unique hair curls for different women for different occasions. In US, professional stylists are purchasing styling tools that have a wide range of heat settings and multiple curling styles needed for different women.
The best curling wand is made of ceramic and tourmaline materials. This has been made possible because of nanotechnology. Ceramic and tourmaline are much smoother and evenly distribute heat throughout the hair. These materials provide negative ions in the hair which cancels out positively ions initiated by the static electricity in the hair.
- Safety features
Women are advised to purchase heat resistant glove as a precautionary measure. This is because the trimming the hair to the desired shape and size takes a long time. Women and hair stylists are advised to always use the auto-shut off feature which automatically disconnects power after an hour. This is the best safety measure because people no longer need to worry about accidents or unwanted hair burns. Cool tips and barrel stands are an additional safety, stability and control features.
These gadgets are sold in online shopping stores and in retail stores all over the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China and Japan. Check out Curl and Go for some excellent recommendations.
Outdoor Digital Signage Hardware Protection Review
Any digital signage hardware that is intended to be installed in either a hostile area or an outdoor location, protection is needed. Otherwise the hardware is open to abuse and failure, so let us look at how the digital signage can be protected.
So what options are there for digital signage protection?
There are 3 options for locating digital advertising equipment, the first is to put the hardware in a location that is protected from all types of weather and any possible vandalism. The second solution is to purchase dedicated outdoor hardware and the third solution is to use protective housings.
Protected outdoor location
Look for a location that has a roof and 2 walls on 2 side, such as in a rail station to make sure the hardware is protected from direct access from rain and snow. Mounting the hardware is important, so a theft resistant mount is required that can be locked, to prevent hardware theft.
Third party protective housings
These are steel, protective enclosures that provide a sealed, waterproof housing that prevents water ingress and resists vandal attacks. The electronic hardware is situated inside the housing on the internal mounting bracket, the unit that was tried was from a company called DOOH Limited (www.lcdenclosure.co.uk) and the housing came with both cooling and heating solutions. The viewing window was made of toughened glass and the door was secured with 2 high security locks.
Most audio visual displays will fit into these protective housings, from regular displays to commercial grade AV displays.
Dedicated outdoor hardware
There are many manufacturers of outdoor grade advertising hardware, so the best thing to do is shop around as the prices may vary widely, the hardware is usually encased in a protective housing, that provides all the weather and vandal protection necessary in a remote or hostile environment.
At the end of the day, the choice is yours and depends on the budget you have.