Ergonomic Home Office Design: Set up a Healthy and Comfortable Workspace

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With today’s technology, it is possible for individuals to do their work from the comfort of their couch or bed, with more and more companies offering a work-from-home setup with a flexible schedule. While this may be ideal for individuals with busy, fast-paced lifestyles, a home-office setup could also increase the risk of health problems due to poor posture and less than ideal conditions for the working body.

Slouching, back pains, tensed shoulders, and hurting wrists make a person at risk for stress-related injuries. If you are experiencing these physical issues, it might be time to give your home office setup a makeover.

Here are things you can do to make your home-office setup ergonomic:

Get a comfortable, work-friendly chair. Sure, your couch can be comfortable, but for work purposes, the height must be adjustable, and it should be well-cushioned, with a nice backrest and a five-star base.

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Choose a table with the right length. A good table can do wonders. It can fix your problems with posture and eyestrain. Make sure you match that ergonomic, swivel chair with a worktable that is just the right height.

Avoid clutter. While clutter does not bring physical tension, it may give you psychological stress. Organize your paperwork in a good shelf or in-and-out trays.

The appearance of your workplace can mirror your health. Choose an ergonomic setup and get rid of physical and mental stress.

I am Scott Jay Abraham, and I am an industrial interior designer. Turn your plain home-office setup into something more attractive. Follow this blog to get more tips about home and office designs.

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Getting a New Puppy? Keep Your Dog and Your Furniture Safe with These Tips

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Puppies are very energetic and curious. Much like babies, puppies love to explore the world around them and don’t always know whether the things they’re about to do are safe for them or for their human’s belongings. In addition, puppies have a teething stage that can last from a few months to a year. Teething puppies alleviate the discomfort they feel by chewing on things, be it a dog toy, a slipper, or your favorite table’s legs.

The following are some steps you can take to keep your new puppy and your belongings safe.

Exercise your puppy

Apart from relieving teething pain, puppies chew on furniture because they’re bored. However, chewing furniture, particularly wood, not only damages it, but can also cause splinters to lodge into your puppy’s mouth and esophagus.

To stave off its boredom, make sure to adequately exercise your new puppy by taking it on daily walks and playing with it. Dog toys can be used to distract your puppy from chewing on anything it’s not supposed to, and can keep it amused for hours.

Use furniture covers

If you don’t like dog hair on your couch, protective couch covers can be purchased from many retailers. Note that the reason why your puppy loves sleeping on the couch is because it’s comfortable. Make sure your new puppy has its own place to sleep by purchasing floor pillows or a dog bed.

Try a deterrent spray

Many pet supplies retailers sell a spray specifically designed to stop dogs from chewing on furniture. Choose a spray that is made of non-toxic ingredients that won’t harm your dog. These sprays don’t normally stain furniture, but spot-test first just in case.

Train your puppy
Your puppy might exhibit destructive behavior simply because it lacks training. If your new puppy suffers from separation anxiety, it might act out by chewing on furniture. If it’s not potty-trained, it’s likely to urinate or defecate indoors and damage your floors. If it doesn’t know the command “Off,” it won’t know when to get down from the couch.

New puppy owners should consider consulting a dog trainer who can help them understand the causes of their puppies’ behavior and learn to manage them through positive training techniques.

Hi, I’m Scott Jay Abraham, an interior designer and proud owner of a dachschund. For more discussions on dog-proofing homes, please like my Facebook page.