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Small Changes You Can Make In Your Home to Improve Your Health

Your health is the most paramount thing. For this reason, you need to take care of yourself by taking the necessary health measures. When your body is in bad condition, you can't do anything. So, it is essential to think of your wellbeing when creating your home. It would help if you thought of how everything you put in affects you, from the sitting room to the kitchen. In this article, we will look at some of the small changes you can make in your home to improve your health. They are:

Ergonomic Furniture

A recent study shows that a large population of people suffers from injuries as a result of using unsafe furniture. It is a concern for most business organizations and homeowners. For this reason, manufacturers are now making ergonomic furniture for solving this issue. The new furniture helps fight skeletal disorders, damage joints, and muscles, and increase workplace productivity.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, most people have to work from home. One of the health changes you can make is using ergonomic office chairs. Using these chairs is one way to take precaution in-home solutions that nurture your physical health. The chair also offers you comfort and efficiency in your working environment. It is different from traditional chairs as it ensures that you maintain an upright position while working, reducing stress on the neck, hips, and spine.

Cleaning

The journey to good health starts with the cleanliness of your home. A healthy environment is vital for the wellbeing and safety of people living in it. It doesn't matter whether you are a couple living together, or you stay alone. It is a simple way to maintain good health. You also benefit both mentally and physically in a clean environment.

On the other hand, a dirty and disorganized home can result in various health issues. It can also make your mind feel disorganized. You can choose to do the cleaning yourself or consider a professional service. If you choose to face the bull by the horns, make sure you wipe dust and remove molds that grow when you don't clean. Moss can develop organisms that can affect your immune system. It is also an excellent way to stay stress-free. Medical experts say that your home is your first personal health station and should always be clean.

Ventilation

Ventilation entails supplying clean air into our homes. It is one excellent way to ensure you have good health. One of the changes you can make in your home is making sure you have enough ventilation. It helps remove stale air and allow in fresh-outdoor air. One way to do it is by opening windows. However, it doesn't mean that you let all the openings to your home allow in air. We all know that outdoor air can be polluted sometimes.

Ventilating your home doesn't have to come from opening windows and doors. You can invest in a quality HVAC system. Today, the market is flooded with plenty of HVAC options. Luckily for you, with a guide, you can end up with a perfect system for your home. Additionally, you can use the air conditioner together with air purifiers for clean air. With the current situation in the world, people are spending most of their time home, having fresh air is one way to ensure you stay in good health to fight the deadly pandemic.

Plants

Having plants around can improve both mental and physical health in various ways. You can start by planting trees in your compound. We all know that trees provide the oxygen that we need to breathe. A reliable study shows that spending time in an area with trees can reduce stress. Another research indicates that patients recover quickly in hospitals with a view of trees. Spending time in green spaces can boost one's mood and improve academic performance for students. Apart from outdoor trees, you can have trees inside your home. Indoor plants help fight against pollution. Signs like headaches, dizziness, sinus congestion, and irritation in the eyes and nose are signs that your indoor air is unclean. The symptoms can diminish by having plants in the house to filter away the pollutants.

Considering the amount of time we spent at home, it is best to make sure we are healthy. It all starts with you. Your daily habits make a difference. It affects how you live and move. Make sure your home is an excellent place to stay. Apart from the changes mentioned in this article, it would be best if you researched to find other effective ways that can improve your health.

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Business

Five Essential Lessons to Keep in Mind When You're Starting Your Own Business

"How did you ever get into a business like that?" people ask me. They're confounded to hear that my product is industrial baler wire—a very unfeminine pursuit, especially in 1975 when I founded my company in the midst of a machismo man's world. It's a long story, but I'll try to shorten it.

I'd never been interested to enter the "man's" world of business, but when I discovered a lucrative opportunity to become my own boss, I couldn't pass it up—even if it involved a non-glamorous product. I'd been fired from my previous job working to become a ladies' clothing buyer and was told at my dismissal, "You just aren't management or corporate material." My primary goal then was to find a career in which nobody had the power to fire me and that provided a comfortable living for my two little girls and myself.

Over the years, I've learned quite a few tough lessons about how to successfully run a business. Below are five essential elements to keep in mind, as well as my story on how I learned them.

Find A Need And Fill It

I gradually became successful at selling various products, which unfortunately weren't profitable enough to get me off the ground, so I asked people what they needed that they couldn't seem to get. One man said, "Honey, I need baler wire. Even the farmers can't get it." I saw happy dollar signs as he talked on and dedicated myself to figuring out the baler wire industry.

I'd never been interested to enter the "man's" world of business, but when I discovered a lucrative opportunity to become my own boss, I couldn't pass it up.

Now forty-five years later, I'm proud to be the founder of Vulcan Wire, Inc., an industrial baler wire company with $10 million of annual sales.

Have Working Capital And Credit

There were many pitfalls along the way to my eventual success. My daughters and I were subsisting from my unemployment checks, erratic alimony and child-support payments, and food stamps. I had no money stashed up to start up a business.

I paid for the first wire with a check for which I had no funds, an illegal act, but I thought it wouldn't matter as long as I made a deposit to cover the deficit before the bank received the check. My expectation was that I'd receive payment immediately upon delivery, for which I used a rented truck.

Little did I know that this Fortune 500 company's modus operandi was to pay all bills thirty or more days after receipts. My customer initially refused to pay on the spot. I told him I would consequently have to return the wire, so he reluctantly decided to call corporate headquarters for this unusual request.

My stomach was in knots the whole time he was gone, because he said it was iffy that corporate would come through. Fifty minutes later, however, he emerged with a check in hand, resentful of the time away from his busy schedule. Stressed, he told me to never again expect another C.O.D. and that any future sale must be on credit. Luckily, I made it to the bank with a few minutes to spare.

Know Your Product Thoroughly

I received a disheartening phone call shortly thereafter: my wire was breaking. This horrible news fueled the fire of my fears. Would I have to reimburse my customer? Would my vendor refuse to reimburse me?

My customer told me to come over and take samples of his good wire to see if I might duplicate it. I did that and educated myself on the necessary qualities.

My primary goal then was to find a career in which nobody had the power to fire me and that provided a comfortable living for my two little girls and myself.

Voila! I found another wire supplier that had the right specifications. By then, I was savvy enough to act as though they would naturally give me thirty-day terms. They did!

More good news: My customer merely threw away all the bad wire I'd sold him, and the new wire worked perfectly; he then gave me leads and a good endorsement. I rapidly gained more wire customers.

Anticipate The Dangers Of Exponential Growth

I had made a depressing discovery. My working capital was inadequate. After I purchased the wire, I had to wait ten to thirty days for a fabricator to get it reconfigured, which became a looming problem. It meant that to maintain a good credit standing, I had to pay for the wire ten to thirty days before my customers paid me.

I was successful on paper but was incredibly cash deprived. In other words, my exponentially growing business was about to implode due to too many sales. Eventually, my increasing sales grew at a slower rate, solving my cash flow problem.

Delegate From The Bottom Up

I learned how to delegate and eventually delegated myself out of the top jobs of CEO, President, CFO, and Vice President of Finance. Now, at seventy-eight years old, I've sold all but a third of Vulcan's stock and am semi-retired with my only job currently serving as Vice President of Stock and Consultant.

In the interim, I survived many obstacles and learned many other lessons, but hopefully these five will get you started and help prevent some of you from having the same struggles that I did. And in the end, I figured it all out, just like you will.