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From the moment you get out of bed in the morning to turning off the light at night, your body moves in countless directions.
Unfortunately, even some of the most basic movements you make can cause pain or leave lasting damage on the body. Move better, longer with these tips:
The Movement: Sitting
The Problem: Remaining sedentary for several hours over several years can lead to higher blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic health conditions.
The Fix: Create conditions that keep you from sitting. For example, use a standing desk, conduct meetings while walking instead of sitting, and avoid sitting when doing leisure activities like watching television (stand, or lie down). At the very least, stand up and stretch at least once every 30 minutes.
The Movement: Moving heavy objects in high places
The Problem: Lifting excess weight above your head — especially at an unusual angle — strains the shoulders, neck, and back.
The Fix: Place any frequently used heavy objects on lower shelves for easy access. Use a step stool to reach any objects placed on high shelves.
The Movement: Carrying bags on a single shoulder
The Problem: Any time you place a heavy object like a grocery bag, purse, or backpack on a single shoulder, it causes a muscle imbalance that can injure the spine over time.
The Fix: Incorporate back-, shoulder-, and chest-strengthening exercises into your daily routine. Use a backpack that evenly distributes weight across the shoulders, back, and hips. If you must use a single-shoulder bag, carry less to lighten the load and alternate sides when carrying the bag.
Over the past several years, increased access to technology and an interest in more flexible work schedules has led more people to work from home. Approximately 5.2% of U.S. workers worked from home full time in 2017 — a number that increased 3.3% since 2000 — and that number will probably increase even more as statistics are calculated after recent developments where far more workers are working remotely.
Despite the benefits, it’s possible to feel overwhelmed and unmotivated in a remote work environment, but you can set yourself up for success.
Filing taxes can be a daunting task, especially since the IRS is keen to take advantage of any taxable opportunity available. Though the tax code changes every year (check IRS.gov for the latest updates), these are a few things people are surprised to learn are taxable.
Giving kitchen cabinets a fresh coat of paint can keep one of the most popular rooms in your house looking fresh. These are the prep steps to take before painting.
1. Give yourself adequate time. Prepping to paint kitchen cabinets takes almost as long as the painting itself. The whole process will likely take four to seven days.
2. Completely clear the space. Empty the drawers and cabinets. Remove or cover all appliances and counters.
3. Remove doors and drawers. Make it easy to put them back in their proper places by writing matching numbers on the insides/bottoms and their corresponding cabinet shells.
4. Remove hardware from the cabinets. This includes all hinges.
5. Clean the cabinets with grease remover. This is also a good time to clean all the hardware.
6. Sand the cabinets. Use a 150 or 200 grit sandpaper. Completely wipe all grit away before painting.
7. Add primer. This seals the cabinets and preps them for the painting process. Now- you’re ready to paint!