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John F. O'Hara
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Childproof Your Home's Holiday Decor

December 9, 2014 2:09 am

Decorating your home for the holidays can be one of the most enjoyable family traditions, with children often forming lasting memories of holidays spent at home. During the excitement, it’s important to remain vigilant and identify potential safety hazards while decorating.

The Window Covering Safety Council recommends these child-safe decorating tips to ensure your home remains both safe and beautiful for children this season.
  • Inspect both new and old lights for broken sockets or frayed wires, and discard any damaged sets.
  • Switch off all holiday lights when your family goes to sleep or leaves the home.
  • Place your tree or menorah away from fireplaces, radiators and portable heaters.
  • Always keep burning candles within sight and extinguish them before going to bed or leaving the house.
  • Avoid decorations that are sharp or breakable, or ones with small pieces.
  • Do not use decorations that resemble candy or something a child would attempt to eat.
  • Keep hot food and liquids out of reach of children.
  • Make sure that tasseled pull cords on window coverings are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
Source: WCSC

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Six Ways to Relieve Workplace Neck Pain

December 9, 2014 2:09 am

Chronic osteoarthritis conditions result from extended periods of sitting and poor posture – both of which occur in an office setting. According to the Arthritis Foundation, 27 million Americans suffer from some form of osteoarthritis, with the majority reporting increases in neck pain after spending hours hunched over a computer screen.

The next time you sit down at work, prevent or ease neck pain with these tips:

1. Take standing breaks.
Don’t be afraid to step away from your keyboard during the workday. Go outside to get some fresh air, stretch, or visit a coworker’s desk instead of sending an email.

2. Keep feet flat on the floor. This technique prevents your back from arching, straightening your posture.

3. Use a headset to talk on the phone. If you spend the majority of your day using the phone, reduce strain on your neck with a headset.

4. Avoid carrying heavy items on one shoulder. Alternate shoulders when carrying heavy items, such as a purse or briefcase, to avoid aggravating the muscles in your neck and upper back.

5. Disconnect during the evening. With the average full-time office employee spending more than 40 hours per week in front of a computer screen, consider unplugging your electronic devices and spending time relaxing.

6. Stay active. Movement helps reduce stiffness, increase flexibility and strengthen joints.

Source: Massage Envy Spa

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