Stay Calm In Spite of #COVID-19 #CoronavirusPandemic #Coronavirus #COVID19

The current situation with the novel coronavirus: COVID-19 [recently updated to a global pandemic] will affect us all; one way or another.

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The Toronto Public Health are asking us to get informed. Please visit their website or call 416-338-7600, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for more info: http://Toronto.ca/coronavirus

For right now, we are quite safe.  However, it would probably ease your mind to get educated on what to watch out for!

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Muscle aches and tiredness
  • Difficulty breathing

Less commonly: sore throat, headache and diarrhea have been reported.

Older patients and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness.

Coronaviruses can spread through droplets when a person who has the virus coughs or sneezes, similar to how the flu and other respiratory illnesses are spread.

Some viruses are highly contagious, while other viruses are less so. It’s not clear yet how easily COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person.

In general, everyday preventive actions can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share your recent travel history with your health care provider

There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, and there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own.

If symptoms feel worse than a standard cold, see your health care practitioner. They can relieve symptoms by prescribing a pain or fever medication.

You should also:

  • drink plenty of fluids
  • get rest and sleep as much as possible
  • try a humidifier or a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough

If you plan on travelling abroad, the Government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information is their website:  https://travel.gc.ca/  . It provides important advice to help travelers make informed decisions and travel safely while abroad. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, travelers should check the website and consult with their health care provider prior to travelling. You should also check for notices about the destination that you are travelling too:  located on their website too.

REMEMBER, in the end, the decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. Ensure you monitor the news while away, and remember that travellers should expect increased health screening measures at points of entry for international destinations, including airports. Local authorities may impose control measures suddenly, including movement restrictions such as quarantines.

If you are concerned that you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, contact your local Public Health Authority, for what to do next.

GOOD TO DO:   Download Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources.

Stay healthy & safe!

 

AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse to the Rescue #AnthroDesk #ad

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is connected through an USB cable that has approximately 4 feet of cable, while the dimensions of this item is 122 mm L x 62 mm W x 75 mm H.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

The mouse has five buttons [back, forward, DPI, left click, and right click] and a scroll wheel. At a glance, this right-handed mouse looks as if made of a matte-black rubber; however, it is made of plastic.  The scroll wheel is made of a tempered ABS material and it makes it more resistant than the regular plastic used on other mice. The lower price point doesn’t deter from its effectiveness.  It’s ready to use right out of the box; simply plug it in and it’s ready!

This mouse is equipped with a DPI button that allows you to adapt it to your needs [1000, 1600, 2400, 3200 DPI’s (Dots per Inch)].  However for me it doesn’t really play an important role.  DPI’s essentially is how sensitive the mouse is; or rather, the higher the DPI the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move your mouse.  This feature is more crucial for gamers and for those involved in graphics.  Good to note:  this mouse is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse has an LED light indicator.  It glows green, pink, blue, and red depending on your DPI configuration.  While the LED light indicates the DPI configuration, some say that the LED lights can assist you to find it in the dark.  This would be useful for students who stay in a dorm room but share it with another student … just imagine being on different schedules and having to stay up late to do homework while your room mate has to get some sleep!

The shape of the vertical mouse is sculpted to fit your hand, as if you had it extended to shake someone’s hand.  This makes for a comfortable position; it reduces the potential for wrist pain and strain because your arm isn’t twisted as it is with the use of a traditional mouse.

I have carpal tunnel syndrome and after using the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse I can say that I have really noticed an immense difference!  The vertical position is ergonomic which makes it comfortable for anyone to use, and especially for those who spend long hours at their computer, or for those who already have health concerns.

Overall, the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is an excellent economical choice.  If I were to make any changes it would be to suggest that it not be made as lightweight as it is.  When I click the left button it’s difficult to hold the mouse still.  Perhaps it’s just me?   I just think that if it had a little more weight that it might make it feel more substantial and therefore make it easier to hold it still while clicking the buttons.

Visit the website for more details:  https://www.anthrodesk.ca/

 

The AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray is Perfect! #anthrodesk #backtoschool #ad

The Canadian made AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray fits the bill perfectly!  [Found here: https://www.anthrodesk.ca/laptop-table-tray-for-desk-or-bed.html or here: https://www.amazon.ca just look for “Foldable Laptop Table with Height Adjustable Legs and Tilting Tray” ]

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

With all the back to school and back to work buzz right now I thought that I should share with you my latest MUST HAVE item!  It’s the perfect laptop table tray that can serve everyone’s purpose.  It’s great for everyone (SERIOUSLY):  professionals, students, children, and seniors!  This simple laptop table tray is exactly what I was looking for.  I love how much more comfortable I am when writing my posts; quite simply, I can easily move from standing to sitting, from the office to the couch, and I can take it with me to the backyard or to the park!  When I need to store it away I can easily do so by folding the legs down flat.  I like how sturdy it is and how convenient it is too.

Students and children alike will discover how useful this foldable laptop table is.  It’s an amazing item to gift to your College-bound student, and a sweet table for children to use as a reading table or a table to colour on at eye level!  Remember laying stomach down on the living room rug as a child?

My mom is no longer with me; however, if she were alive and still at the long term care residence I could see this foldable laptop table being put to good use there too!  A comfortable ergonomic laptop table; such as this, could be used at craft-making or snack time.

The many uses are limitless!

Key Points:

  • MULTIPURPOSE – Use as a laptop workstation, a standing desk for office work, a TV tray for snacking, a laptop for relaxing in bed, a couch desk, a workstation in a park, or even a book/tablet stand.
  • HEALTHIER WORKING – When used in conjunction with a regular desk it enables you to work while standing; it eases tension caused by long hours sitting in the workplace.
  • EASY TO USE – Two auto-lock buttons on each side easily enable quick changes in height (adjustable from 23 cm to 31 cm). In addition, two clamps may be used to adjust the surface angle (from 0-30°).  
  • Supports up to 60 LBS, will not wobble or sway, provides a secure 52cm x 30cm stable platform for your laptop, notebook, tablet, or monitor.
  • LIGHT BUT STURDY – It can fold flat for convenient storage, is light enough to carry around, and can fit in many bags! It’s made of 100% high quality engineered wood which is environmentally friendly, strong and durable.
  • PORTABLE – You can work anywhere, simply fold the desk flat and you have your on-the-go ergonomic workstation ready.
  • SAFE – There is a ledge on the bottom which keeps your laptop safe while table is tilted.
  • NO ASSEMBLY – The best part is there’s no assembly required!

With limitless uses, I can foresee having a tough time using it in my home.  Why?  I would probably take up a lot of my time trying to hunt it down!  Will I find it in my daughter’s room?  Will I find it in the office?  Will it be left in the car after having been taken elsewhere?  I just know that everyone will want to use it.

Fortunately it’s not an expensive item at all.

Lastly, the AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray will change how you live and work.  By reducing the amount of sitting in the same position for long periods of time you can improve your health, your productivity, and your creativity.  Research says that sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, diabetes, obesity, and depression.  Sitting for long periods is actually killing us!

Be wise and take steps to ensure you change your position often.  This is exactly why the AnthroDesk Laptop Table Tray is not only useful for day-to-day use but also for your health.

It’s a great find and why I knew I had to share it with you!

To discover more visit:      https://www.anthrodesk.com