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How to Stay Healthy When You Work from Home

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Was it always your goal to be able to work from home? Less time wasted in traffic jams means more spent on the things you love doing. While working from home has its benefits, it does not mean that it is going to turn your life for the better automatically.

If you do not pay enough attention to your life-work balance, it might have grave consequences to your health. Whether you are a full-time remote worker or you do it seasonally, we have made some tips for how you can keep your health while working remotely.

Exercise

Sitting too much can be harmful, so make sure that you are getting enough exercise. Freelancers and remote workers have the luxury of choosing the time and place for exercise, and getting enough exercise is the most important thing. Running, swimming, and yoga practice might be most beneficial since they can help your posture and your stamina. You can find more tips on https://runnerclick.com/. Any way or excuse that you can find to move your body, do it! No matter if it is a set of pushups in the morning or a long walk in the afternoon, it will be beneficial to your health.

Exercise can be a great way to help you with depression, as well. While you may think that health only relates to physical health, mental wellbeing is just as important. Getting enough vitamin D can also help with depression, so running outside, walking, or any other outdoor physical activity can help have an impact on your health overall.

Rest

When you finish for the day, shut down your computer and do not check in on work, unless it is an emergency. Becoming stressed is easy when you work remotely, freelancers tend to become workaholics and work more hours than office workers. Skipping sleep and working all day is just a ticket to burnout and depression, so the key is to have a productive day is to get a good sleep. If you want to improve your sleep quality, turning off your phone a couple of hours before you fall asleep, or keep it in a different room, never bring your home to bed. It is a good idea to have a designated space for your work. Design a night-time routine to let your body know that it is time for rest. If you are unsure how much sleep you need, here is a creative way to find out.

Nutrition

Working remotely allows you to eat healthier than you usually would in an office environment. You do not have the opportunity to make an excuse to order fast food and sugary snacks. Now you can cook your food. If you are not a great cook, it does not matter, quick and easy recipes can be just as healthy. It is crucial to plan your meals and go shopping in advance to save time and keep your lunch break from being too long. It is even a good idea to prepare your meals weekly; this way, you will always have healthy food. To avoid bad eating habits, throw out all junk food in your house and replace it with healthy, whole foods and snacks. If you like to nibble on something sweet or salty in between your meals, buy things like fruits, nuts, hummus, or even black chocolate.

Keep your food in the kitchen and do not eat at your work desk, this way you will be more mindful about your portions, and you will have to get up and walk to the kitchen to eat. If you like to nibble on something sweet or salty in between your meals, buy things like fruits, nuts, hummus, or even black chocolate. Another way to get your nutrition right without compromising the taste is to get detox organics.

Watch your coffee intake, since too much coffee can induce anxiety and make you less productive.

Furniture

Sitting for prolonged periods can be detrimental to your back. Get a great chair that can support your back well and keep your posture correct. Maybe even invest in a standing desk. Try not to work in a dark room – if you do not have enough natural light, buy a desk lamp. Clean and ventilate your working environment regularly. Fresh air helps with focus.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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