Stay In Top Health While Working From Home
These days, more and more people are working from home, either as freelancers or as part of flexitime from their regular office job. Working from home may sound like the dream to most people, as they can work at their own pace and at times to suit them. Plus, there won’t be any distractions from any annoying colleagues!
However, there can often be times when our health can slip while we are working at home. After all, you might be tempted to settle down on the sofa and stay in a horizontal position while you are tapping on your laptop all day! That’s not going to do your fitness any good at all!
Working from home doesn’t mean putting your health at risk, though. If you remember all of these following tips, you will find that you can easily stay in top health.
Go Easy On Yourself
For most people who work from home, it can be all too easy to keep on working well into the evening and only stopping when it’s time to go to bed. After all, you won’t need to stop to commute home so the temptation to simply keep going and get all your work done can be overwhelming. But, no matter how busy you may be, it is very important to set a time that you should stop working and stick to it. Otherwise, you will just be working around the clock which can greatly stress you out and could lead to a burnout!
Remember Your Social Life
Some people who work from home can often feel isolated and disconnected from other people. This can often lead to depression and other mental health disorders, including bipolar disorder, which you can read about on the Bipolar Lives website. As you can see, the symptoms of bipolar could easily be confused with being lonely, frustrated, and stressed. It’s important to figure out whether your issue can be solved by simply being more social. So, be sure to plan in a couple of social meetups with friends through the week so that you don’t risk your loneliness and frustration with your situation bubbling up and causing long-term mental health conditions
When you are working at home, you will be sitting at your desk or on the sofa for most of the day. As a result, you won’t be burning off quite as many calories as you should be. So it is necessary to get up and move about from time to time. Even if it is just to go to the kitchen and grab a drink, you will notice the benefit. Blood will start pumping through your body, which can help wake you up and improve your thinking. Not only that, though, but you should aim to stretch your back and neck as often as possible so that you do not develop back pain from all that sitting.
As you won’t be burning a whole load of calories, you should try and limit the amount of food you eat every day. One of the best ways to do that is to cut down on your snacks throughout the day. If you eat a hearty breakfast and lunch, then you will feel fuller for longer and won’t need to rely on small bites in between meals. If you do get really hungry and need to nibble on something, then it should be something healthy and low in carbohydrates, such as a piece of fruit or a stick of celery.
Rest Your Eyes
One thing that many people forget about – even if they work in an office – is that their poor eyes will need a rest after working in front of a computer screen for hours on end. It’s really easy to rest your eyes, and you should do so after thirty minutes of looking at a screen. You just need to look away! You don’t have to look too far off into the distance, just looking at anything other than a computer screen will be a great rest for your eyes. For instance, you could flick through the daily newspaper or do some filing that you’ve been meaning to do for a while now.
There’s no need to get unhealthy just because you work from home. As you can see, there is plenty that you can do to keep on top of your health and fitness! And all of these tips will also greatly improve your motivation and productivity. So, what are you waiting for? Give them a try today!
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