Whether you’re working from home to get to grips with the pandemic or simply because it’s convenient, staying healthy is good for you. Changing your working conditions also needs you to change your health habits for your mental and physical wellness. Here are health tips for you while working from home.
1. Eat healthily
Good eating habits are good to stay healthy while working from home. A healthy diet, for one, is essential. Balancing your diet supplies essential nutrients for your body and helps you counter fatigue, infections, and diseases. Don’t skip meals, however, because it lowers your body’s metabolism. For this reason, your body runs out of energy to burn calories from your next meals, and you eventually gain weight.
2. Create comfortable working conditions for yourself
It would be best if you made your working environment as comfortable as possible. Set up a home office with an ideal chair and table for optimal posture. If you get a chair with comfortable lumbar support, then huzzah to you; you’ve effortlessly done away with nagging back pain. A comfortable chair with armrests and a 1000 angle lean helps you maintain good upper body balance to eradicate fatigue as well. Also, find a table that’ll set your desktop at an arm’s length from your body so that you don’t have to lean forward to reach it.
3. Exercise regularly
If possible, set a few hours aside for the gym. But if that’s inconvenient for you, then you don’t need to do it. Instead, you can set up a no-equipment exercise routine at home. Physical exercises at home suitable for your body include the Russian Twists, leg and calf raises, squat jumps, among many others.
4. Stay hydrated
Consume enough water to hydrate, but not too much to disrupt your body’s electrical balance. Sufficient water consumption prevents dehydration and counters moods swings and constipation, which could otherwise render you uncomfortable.
5. Socialize with others
Don’t be solitary. It’s good to have a break, talk to friends, and engage your family in mindful conversations and fun. Talking to people helps you make personal connections that are good for your mental wellness. You can also engage your co-workers in simple “pep talks” remotely and keep the bond more robust.
If you’re still transitioning or are already used to working from home, staying healthy is vital for your mental and physical wellness. Besides regular exercises to stay active, a good diet and hydration are paramount. However, don’t forget to build your relationship with your colleagues, friends, and family.