P.D. Sloss

Home Based Businesses

“Imagine Your Own Home Business”
How to select, start, and run a realistic home business.

Sitting too much can have dire consequences on our health. Sitting contributes to obesity, diabetes, cancer, depression, and can cause many aches and pains. It seems the older we get, the more we sit. Humans were not meant to be sedentary. Sitting for long periods of time can also cause back pain, poor posture, neck, shoulder, and wrist pain.

I know firsthand how bad it can be since I sat long hours at a time when I wrote my book. The longer I sat, the more I hurt and duller my brain became. I thought I was working harder to finish quicker when in reality the more hours I sat, the slower I worked. After a few months of working from 7am till 10 or 12 at night, I started developing pain in my wrists, shoulders, neck, and back. My chair was becoming hazardous to my health!

The scary thing is even our children are becoming sedentary. They sit in school, sit playing games, sit when on the phone, and are getting little exercise. It is easy to see what is happening to all of us from a sedentary lifestyle by looking at the large amount of obese children and adults, not to mention other health problems. I found one way to combat this was to use a sit/stand desk. I bought 2 of the sit/stand desks, one for my office and one for my artwork. I was able to put them together myself. What a huge difference it made! I liked the one in my art studio being up high so well that I have left it up and never sit there anymore. My sit/stand desk in my office will be up for some things and down for others.

The available height adjustments are made by an electric up and down control or a hand crank. I chose the electric, making it faster and easier to adjust it up or down. No excuses thinking it will take too long to crank it up. There is a vast selection of options: a one level large or small desk, two level desk, corner desks, and even a smaller platform that will go up and down and sit on top of a regular desk. Many companies are now furnishing sit/stand desks for their employees since they have found out the implications of sitting too long and how it affects your health.  Click here to see Sit Stand Desks. Take a look…it’s worth improving your health and halting or correcting some the health problems from sitting too much. Don’t let your chair kill your body! Stay tuned for more small business hints and ideas.


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