Working from home can be overwhelming as you need to get used to sharing your personal space with your workspace. You’re always checking-in on your family and trying to stay on top of your meetings and workload. Because of this, I want to share three tips to stay healthy while working from home.
Staying healthy does not necessarily mean “staying skinny.” According to Medical News Today, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
If you recall the first “Working From Home, A Series” blog post, I shared seven tips to be productive at home. These are great to be organized and have a balanced day; however, they are not everything we need to stay healthy. Let’s break it down.
Mental: We are always on our computers and cellphones, which can easily cause us to strain our eyes and have a headache. Headaches drain your body; they cause fatigue and sometimes even nausea. This can lead to lower performance and can interfere with your work. It’s time to switch to yellow lighting. Try a pair of blue light glasses or download the Chrome extension to ensure your computer lighting does not strain your eyes.
Physical: Many gyms and influencers are doing free live workout sessions. Try any of these or walk 20 minutes around your complex. Start using your time at home to learn how to cook new recipes. Feed your body with nutritious foods and start seeing how your body changes. Start changing your life, begin moving around, eat new foods, and of course, don’t forget to stretch!
Social: Being indoors can be overwhelming, talk to your friends, and come up with Zoom or Facetime options to still hangout. Ensure that just because you are staying/working from home, it does not become the only thing you do during our new normality. We need people to share our life with, and talking to friends can genuinely make a difference.
Want some good news? Make sure you are on the lookout for our blog post on what to do to stay engaged at home. Here you will be able to find activities that can help you fulfill a healthy, balanced life.
Remember, the new normality means adapting, and you’re not alone.
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By: Isabela Rosa- September 2020