Being well aware of all the negative effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle, I try to be active as much as possible. However, sitting in front of a computer 8 hours a days is what my work day looks like and being in a seated position for that long can take its toll on health, no matter how often my husband and I go running or exercise at home. Coming home with a headache and back pain has become a normal thing. My husband, in particular is the one who is often complaining of nagging and sharp pain in the back and neck and my massages often give him some pain relief, but the next day when he comes home from work the aches are even more intense. He works in the construction industry, so operating heavy machinery and lifting big objects have caused significant damage to his posture. I can’t say that my situation is any better since long hours sitting at the desk and good posture and not exactly things that go hand in hand. Continue reading
As the first thing your guests see when they visit your home, your entryway should reflect an inviting ambiance and leave a lasting first impression. It’s the first piece of the design puzzle and therefore sets the look and feel of the rest of the house. To welcome your guests in style and make your living space inviting and comfortable right from the start you need to pay attention to the layout of the entryway. Smaller spaces such as entryways call for smart arrangement of furniture and the right use of colours. Continue reading
Want to light up your home in a way that looks cool, unique and futuristic, all while highlighting the best features of your interior design? Well, Led lighting strips may be just the thing you’re looking for. Designed to be thin, flexible and very practical, LED strips can be installed in places where standard bulbs can’t, like in drawers, under tables and cabinets and in shelves. But what exactly is a Led strip and how it works? This type of light is made up of a self-adhesive tape and substrate on to which the small LED bulbs are placed. Due to its flexible and durable design, this advanced light can be used both indoors and outside. Continue reading
Don’t let scratchy and uncomfortable sheets prevent you from enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating night’s sleep. Creating a clean and fresh sleeping environment is the most important aspect of improving the quality of your sleep and you can’t do this with bedding that traps moisture and creates the perfect conditions for bed bugs, mites and other bacteria to thrive in your bed. These invisible culprits that are often lurking in the nooks of your bedding can irritate your skin and cause sleep allergies that are manifested through coughing and sneezing, which can naturally prevent you from getting a healthy dose of restful sleep. Choosing the right bedding material is the first step to making your bed a cleaner and safer environment where you can relax and spend the night undisturbed by annoying bed bugs. Continue reading
Giving your stairway a stylish and functional lighting design is a great way to enhance safety and infuse your living space with a pleasant and inviting glow. This can also make the staircase a focal feature of your hallway or a specific and enhance the beauty of your interior design. The truth is that any kind of home lighting should have a dual purpose- add function and complement the design scheme of the home. When it comes to the best stair lights Australia retailers offer a variety of options, from florescent to halogen lights. But, the most popular choice are LED lights simply because they’re energy-efficient, last a lot longer and contain no chemicals so are safe to use in the home and won’t harm the environment. Continue reading
Starting a family is one of the most beautiful periods in one’s life and it means a new beginning and new challenges are ahead. The idea of bringing a new life onto this world may be frightening at first, but it’s such a rewarding and wonderful feeling that all the worries are wiped out once you hold your little one in your hands. A few months ago I found out I was pregnant and I couldn’t be happier. My husband and I are married for three years now and we spent the first year travelling and just enjoying in romantic moment together. The next year was time to focus on the career, but at the start of our third year together, we started talking about expanding our family. We were ready for the next step and when I told my husband the beautiful news he was thrilled. Continue reading
Is immobile the new normal? Has back pain become as common as a yawn?
Many of us today have lifestyles which demand we spend hours and hours sitting in one position, which somewhat renders typing and tapping one’s feet the only physical activities. Today, almost every office job is related to having to sit in front of a computer for a prolonged period of time. The most common problem caused by this type of jobs is chronic back pain. And there’s no denying back pain is occurring more often now regardless of one’s age. Yes, the digital era dawned with many perks, but also many drawbacks, especially for our backs.
Summer is almost over and as we prepare for colder weather we crave for something warm and homey. The truth is that during autumn and winter we look forward to spending more time in our cosy living room, drinking hot chocolate near the fire or curling up under the blanket with a nice book. Creating a comfortable and relaxed ambience doesn’t require a lot of work. In fact, with a few homey touches and a bit of inspiration you can easily transform your home into a cosy paradise ready for relaxing during the colder days to come. Continue reading
Shopping for a home sauna is no easy task. At first glance, most sauna brands look similar to each other and all of them claim to sell the best home sauna available on the market. You, of course, want to make sure your investment is the best choice possible, but after checking out websites and different home sauna retailers, you seem to be confused and really don’t know where to get started. Continue reading
Bamboo was used to make clothing in the Asian countries a long time ago. When cotton and polyester showed up, bamboo clothing was forgotten. But, these days it’s making a comeback, as all great things do. People have started recognising the qualities of bamboo bedding and clothing. They posses some of the qualities that we desperately search for. It is a highly versatile textile that can come in many forms. It doesn’t stop just at bedding, the reasons that I have listed below explain why bamboo is the better option for bedding. But, they are applied for all bamboo products. Continue reading