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    29 Products That'll Make You Feel Better If Working From Home Is Hurting Your Body

    Health is wealth.

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    1. A pack of pain-relief patches that'll provide a soothing cold/hot sensation to your tense muscles. Since they're topical, they'll provide targeted relief to any sore spots in an instant.

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    I like these patches because they're less messy than their cream counterparts, and they stay in place. The size is perfect too, since I normally have a point of tension rather than an entire part of my body. I literally type for a living, so my hands and wrists are constantly sore. I stick a few of these patches on, and it helps me type away pain-free (they're also great for sticking on your wrists to keep your laptop edge from digging into them).

    Get a box of 40 from Amazon Canada for $6.77.

    2. An inflatable mousepad that'll give you the wrist support you've been needing. You can also fill it with warm or cold water to get some temperature therapy, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    3. A shiatsu massager that'll give you a deep tissue massage on any area that's been aching from the way you sit. It has arm loops so you can control the pressure (or multitask).

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    There are eight little nodes (four big and four small) that roll around and knead out all my knots and tense muscles. You can switch back and forth between rolling inwards or outwards. It also has three speed settings, and a button that turns on the heat. Don’t worry, it’s not HOT hot — it’ll add just a touch of warmth to your massage, which makes it that much more relaxing and soothing.

    Check out my full review of the MaxKare Shiatsu Massager.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $77.99.

    4. An essential oil roll-on that'll help kick headaches and cramps to the curb. The roller ball itself will help improve circulation and really rub the oils in.

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    "I've used it to ease cramps, relieve muscle tension from sleeping on my neck wrong (because apparently that's my life now), and as a drug-free solution to headaches. The blend of relaxing clary sage, zippy peppermint, floral geranium, and zesty lemon oil is a genius combination that not only feels great, but smells fantastic, too. I love that it comes in a glass bottle, which preserves the integrity of the high-quality essential oils a LOT better than plastic. If you're looking for a new ally in the fight against fatigue, irritation, mood swings, cramping, and nausea, this is it." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it from Blume for $23.

    5. A back stretcher that'll help you stretch your spine, if you spend the whole day hunched over. It has three adjustable heights, is loaded with acupressure points, and even comes with a strap that'll let you attach it to your chair.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.79+. Available in five colours.

    6. A big heating pad that'll warm up your muscles and increase blood circulation. Reviewers say that the size and plush fabric are really comforting for wrapping around large body parts.

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    It comes with a remote, so you can adjust the heat setting.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    7. Or a peach pad that you can pop in the microwave or freezer. It's infused with a lavender scent, so it'll bless your senses with some aromatherapy, too.

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    Get it from Indigo from $38.

    8. A couple of containers of bath salts that'll help you unwind at the end of a long day. They come in reusable glass and bamboo jars that'll look lovely on your countertop (or can be repurposed as spice jars).

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    One is lavender and citrus scented and the other one is matcha and mint. It also comes with a bamboo tray and spoon.

    Get it from Indigo for $56.

    9. A light therapy lamp that'll help keep your spirits (and energy levels) up, since it mimics the brightness of the sun. Reviewers say it helps them deal with winter blues, especially if they're working out of a basement or room without a lot of light.

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    "I know I feel down in the winter months, so I thought getting this light therapy lamp might help. It's got a countdown timer, four brightness levels, and three different colour temperatures. I usually turn it on while I'm drinking coffee in the morning (to start forming a habit) and sometimes I'll turn it on while I'm sitting in front of my laptop working." —Kyle Richmond

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $102.97.

    10. A lumbar-support seat that'll help correct your posture by propping up your tailbone. It's also padded, so it'll still be comfortable to sit your tush on.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $69.99. Available in 11 colours and two styles.

    11. A bottle of natural pain relieving spray that'll help ease your WFH aches with just a few spritzes. It's non-greasy and will absorb quickly into your skin without needing to rub it around.

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    It's made of a blend of menthol, camphor oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, jojoba oil, and clove oil. It also comes with a mini spray bottle.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.99.

    12. An eye massager that’ll use air pressure to knead the area around your peepers when they’re tired from staring at a screen all day. It also has heat and Bluetooth settings, so you can connect your device and really relax.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $75.99.

    13. A hand massager that'll use air compression to give your paws the rubdown they deserve. Reviewers with carpal tunnel and arthritis say that it's helped provide them with relief from their painful conditions.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $129.99.

    14. A corrective brace that'll help you improve your posture, if you want to prevent back pain before it happens. It comes with detachable armpit pads and adjustable straps, so they'll be comfortable to wear all day.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.98.

    15. A massage ball that'll target your knots with the help of a layer of firm spikes. It's small enough that it'll get into crevices like the bottom of your feet or shoulder blades.

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    "My RMT is very unimpressed by the state of my knots, so much so that she encouraged me to start doing pressure-point massages on myself. So, I purchased this prickly little orb to help knead out my aches and pains. This baby may be small, but the results are major. Thanks to its size, I can really dig it into my neck and shoulders, which are my real problem areas. Oh, and it's a great fidget toy to play around with while I'm on calls or working. Basically, this is the best $10 I've ever spent." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    16. A massage gun that'll pack a punch when your muscles really aren't cooperating. It'll connect to the Theragun app and to deliver custom percussive routines made just for you.

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    It comes with a travel pouch, dampener, standard ball, cone, thumb attachments, and power adapter. The motor is made with a special technology that makes it quiet to use.

    Get it from Indigo for $399.

    17. A footrest pillow that'll give you somewhere to prop your feet if your chair is a little too high. And if your legs get restless when you sit for too long, you can also flip it over and rock them back and forth using the curved side.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    18. A double-sided hand massager that's made to roll out your tense fingers and palm. You can control the pressure by squeezing the tool tighter or gentler.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.98.

    19. Or a pack of acupressure rings that'll stimulate circulation in your overworked fingers. Reviewers say it always helps them stop picking at their fingers and nails when they're feeling fidgety.

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    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    20. Or a hand brace that'll prevent your hand from getting twisted into awkward positions in the first place. It's adjustable, so you can tighten or loosen it in whatever way is more comfortable for you.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    21. A versatile ice roller that'll give you an instant boost of energy. The cold therapy it provides can help de-puff your face, reduce headaches, and even soothe your sensitive spots after a wax.

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    "I have recommended this to so many people I have lost count. It’s, hands down, the most helpful thing I’ve ever bought on Amazon Canada. It's great for cooling down when it feels like a sauna outside, it helps wake me up in the morning, and it saves me when I have a migraine. Everybody needs to buy one of these immediately."—Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.97+. Available in three colours.

    22. A pair of retro-style glasses you can get with blue light-blocking lenses that'll help lessen the screen strain on your eyeballs. They can also help increase melatonin levels when you use your devices at night, when compared to regular lenses.

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    Get them from Eye Buy Direct for $45+.

    23. This memory foam seat cushion that'll protect your tush from going numb after hours of sitting. Reviewers love the shape for relieving pain from sensitive backs and tailbones.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $40.95. Available in five colours.

    24. A weighted blanket that'll feel like a big, comforting hug. Reviewers say using it has worked wonders for their anxiety and insomnia, and that it helps them fall asleep faster, too!

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    You should pick one that's about 10% of your body weight, for the perfect amount of pressure.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $65.90+. Available in seven colours and 15 size/weight combinations.

    25. A Microsoft Excel course that’ll help you master spreadsheet functions like a pro if your brain is hurting from trying to figure them out on your own. You'll learn to make a budget, visualize data, perform VLOOKUPs, and so much more.

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    Sign up for the course on Udemy for $25.99 (originally $149.99).

    26. A convertible standing desk that’ll help you get on your feet for a few hours a day, because your butt is basically starting to atrophy at this point. It has four memory presets, so you could even split the cost with your roommates or partner.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $339.87. Available in four colours.

    27. A sheet of light-dimming stickers, if all the distracting lights around your workspace are starting to give you serious headaches. They won't completely block the light, so you can still see the status of your devices.

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    "Buying these light-dimming stickers was the best money I've spent in a while. I just popped them onto my devices and the lights were instantly duller. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for each device. I can still see that the lights are on, but they're not nearly as annoying."—Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the light dimming stickers (it's #15 on the list).

    Get a pack of 100 stickers from Amazon Canada for $7.89.

    28. A futuristic ring that'll track different health insights like your sleep quality, so you'll be able to figure out if you should make any adjustments in your lifestyle (because health is wealth). It'll pair with the app, so you'll get a summary of all your stats.

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    Get it from Indigo for $399.

    29. And lastly, a padded lap desk that'll keep everything balanced, so you can work from your comfy couch with the awkward angles. It has a built-in mousepad and a phone slot, so you'll have everything you need right at your fingertips.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99.

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