Long gone are the days when it was believed that massage chairs were a luxury that mere mortal cannot afford. Due to the hectic schedules in our day-to-day lives, many people that are in a desperate need of a massage sadly cannot find the time needed to schedule it and attend it. Luckily, with the wide range of massage chairs on the market, prices have plummeted in the past couple of years, making the buying of a massage chair much more affordable. Plus, it has been medically proven that massage chairs have an enormous positive effect on our health, so why not go for one?
When you first start practising yoga, it’s hard to know what you really need to buy. The yoga industry is constantly developing so many new pieces of clothing and equipment that you might feel like you will need to spend thousands of dollars before even stepping into the studio. But don’t give up just yet – the good news is, you don’t need all that fancy clothing, gadgets and accessories. Let’s talk about the basics. (more…)
If you’re someone who frequently spends time camping of caravaning, then you probably carry appliances such as a fridge-freezer, laptop or some other kind of electrical devices that require stable power. In order to feed these delicate electronic devices with clean power, you should consider investing in a quality, portable pure sine wave inverter. Sine wave inverters covert DC from your vehicle’s battery to AC, which is then used by the electrical appliances.
You can find a pure sine wave inverter that will fit the specific requirements of all your devices in camping gear online stores relatively easy. But with so many different inverter models available nowadays, picking the one with the right features might prove to be more difficult than you’d expect, especially if you are a first-time buyer who has no knowledge whatsoever in inverters. (more…)
Even though traditional mail isn’t used nearly as much as it was up until about 20 years ago, mailboxes are still ubiquitous. And why wouldn’t they be? They’re still incredibly functional, yet affordable additions to our home’s exterior, and they can actually enhance your property’s value. Contrary to popular belief, there are quite a lot of mailbox manufacturers that create both contemporary and vintage models. (more…)
When going off-roading or simply driving through a rugged terrain, the underside of our vehicles are at most danger because this is the part that is exposed to the sharp rocks. That being said, it becomes apparent how additions such as rock sliders can be crucial, especially for going over tall obstacles. With them, you would be able to hit a rough terrain without having to worry about a rock punching a hole on the underside of your car. Not only that, but because they are solidly fixed to your car, they can improve your vehicle’s overall structure.
Rock sliders are usually made from high quality steel that is cut to match the underside of your vehicle. A rock slider stretches all the way from the back of the front wheel and ends at the front of the rear wheel. They are either attached to the vehicle by bolts or are welded directly to the form. Welding is obviously the stronger option, but since most rock sliders can be self installed, bolts are a reliable option as well. Depending on the model, you can find rock sliders for sale with or without a step. The difference is that step rock sliders not only provide protection from underneath, but also for the sides which is a great bonus.
Advancements in the world of warehouses and product handling, in general, has continued to improve constantly over the years. In order to provide a better user experience and make working with them more comfortable, many designs have been created that minimize effort and make things simpler to organize and store. It’s already well established that a comfortable employee is a productive employee, which is what trolley manufacturers have in mind when designing them. (more…)
Working at a desk for several hours a day can be tiring and research shows that sitting for long periods may have detrimental effects on your health as this is the main cause of chronic back and neck pain. Fortunately, today’s manufacturers have surpassed themselves and created the most health beneficial yet appealing type of desk, the sit stand desk. Sit-stand or height-adjustable desks can help you become more comfortable and flexible at your workstation, whilst improving your physical well-being since with a simple press of a button, you can now change your position from sitting to standing.
A sit stand desk is a real proof that aesthetic appeal can meet function which means that except for achieving an ergonomic working position, you will be able enjoy its modern and breathtaking design and exceptional features. That being said, let’s go through the most important benefits these innovative desks can offer you.
Improved Circulation?! Check ✓
As we already mentioned, sitting in the same position for several hours per day can have a negative impact on your health, and one of the scariest effects is poor blood circulation. According to some studies, 70% of employees who have reduced their sitting time for at least one hour a day have had a more improved mental focus throughout the day. And there’s no need to say that when you are more focused and concentrated you are naturally able to work more efficiently.
Boosted Brain Power?! Check ✓
The purpose of height-adjustable work desks is to help you find the most comfortable working position for you at a particular moment. Sitting can help you rest for a while, whereas standing can stimulate the blood flow by sending signals, more nutrients and oxygen to your brain. In fact, a lot of studies have shown that while physically active, we encourage neurogenesis (the creation of new brain cells), especially the ones that are associated with critical thinking which is important for improving your brain and memory power.
Increased Energy?! Check ✓
Being physically active is important for increasing the employees’ overall energy levels. Standing and moving throughout the day has proven to be beneficial for both one’s mood and productivity. An energetic employer is a happy employer willing to get more work done, in a better way. Stabilizing the energy level of the employees this way can also mean no mid-afternoon slump.
Reduced Pain and Discomfort? Check ✓
Sitting for long periods of time at work can cause chronic pain and discomfort, and the truth is that our bodies are not designed to sit all day. Prolonged sitting can cause physical stress which can cause chronic headaches, neck stiffness, back pain, joint pain, and even damaged nerves. More and more studies are showing that all these kind of physical discomforts can decrease productivity which is why working on a sit-standing desk would be one of the most beneficial things that could happen to you.
Rain guards, or sometimes referred to as wind deflectors, are some of the most overlooked automotive accessories. This is mostly due to the fact that people who never experienced their effects, don’t know what they are missing out on. However, once you fit them to your car, it can be hard to imagine how you ever got along without them. They can improve your vehicle’s aerodynamics, allow you to drive it with the windows down when it’s raining and reduce noises from wind when driving with the window cracked. So, let’s jump right in and see what the two types of rain guards are and which one is right for you.
In-Channel Rain Guards
In-channel rain guards are mounted on the inside of the upper part of your windows. They stay in place relying on tension, or in some cases tape – it’s important to clarify that this tape is not the same as the ones found in our desks. This tape is 3M™ automotive-grade double-sided foam tape. Due to its strength, many auto-mobile manufacturers use it for the attachment of chrome trim parts on their assembly lines. (more…)
Many people have a Ficus Elastica plant in their home due to the beauty and freshness it adds to space. What most of them don’t know though, is that this plant can also provide many health benefits. One of its coolest features is that it is an excellent natural air purifier. In a research conducted by NASA, called the ‘The Clean Air Study’, the Ficus Elastica ranked high on the list of houseplants that eliminate toxins from the air. The research showed that the plant is able to absorb air pollutants from its surroundings, including formaldehyde, carbon monoxides, benzene, acetone, and other volatile chemicals. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that having the Ficus Elastic plant in your home can benefit you. (more…)
There is a lot to be said about manual labour and how it builds character, how it lets you move around instead of having to sit behind a desk all day, and how it lets you stay in shape without paying for overly pricey gym memberships that you never use. But let’s be honest and admit that most of it is agonizing, back-breaking work that can seriously injure you if you are not careful. While there are professions where dexterity and mechanical know-how are a much bigger factor than big muscles, when it comes to working at a place like a warehouse, you will need to either have a sturdy back or some pretty good health insurance.
Luckily, there has not been a need for workers to carry the items on their own backs like pack mules for a while now, or at least ever since jack pallet trucks started being widely implemented in warehouses. The jack pallet trucks are exactly what they sound like – a trolley that is designed to be used in tandem with the standard sized pallets that most items are placed on. They are meant for the easy lifting and moving of the pallets themselves and whatever product they hold. Essentially, they are the easiest and fastest method of transporting and properly storing whatever items the warehouse is meant to store. And later on, they are also the best way to bring that item out of storage when it needs to be prepared for shipping.
These pallet trucks have two long prongs at the front that are strong enough to reliably handle everything that weighs as little as a can of tuna and as much as a baby elephant. The wheels underneath are also quite durable and allow it to move effortlessly through the isles and between the storage shelving systems that most warehouses use. And finally, the handle at the back is meant to be used to steer with, as well as jack the pallet up so that it can be lifted with little to no effort from the worker operating the trolley.
While the virtues of this device are obvious, proper safety is paramount when operating it. While it may make warehouse work much easier and make the heaver objects feel as light as feathers, the operator should still be aware at all times that they are monstrously heavy and any misstep can lead to a nasty injury. However, if even the most basic safety measures are taken, then there shouldn’t be any issues whatsoever.