Staying Healthy While Working From Home

Adapting to the work-from-home lifestyle comes with its own set of challenges. The isolation, blurred boundaries, and increased screen time can affect your physical and mental health. But fear not, here are some tips to help you stay healthy and balanced in this new working environment. Set boundaries, invest in blue light glasses, establish a morning routine, create a dedicated workspace, and prioritize a balanced diet and proper sleep. These small changes can make a big difference in your overall well-being and productivity while working from home. Stay healthy and thrive in your remote work setup!
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The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused many changes throughout the world. Many businesses have moved away from office space and into the home. This change has led to many positives like increased productivity and happier employees on average. However, staying healthy while working from home can be difficult. It is important to maintain both physical and mental health. Here’s what you need to know.

Challenges to Working From Home

Working from home presents several challenges to one’s physical and mental health. Here are just a few:

  • Feelings of isolation
  • Maintaining work-life balance
  • Managing disruptions in the home
  • Harder to stay motivated and focused
  • More difficult to start and maintain healthy habits
  • Lack of social interactions can lead to feelings of depression
  • More time spent working can lead to heightened levels of stress

It is important to take steps to combat these challenges. Keep reading for some ways to stay healthy in this new working environment many of us find ourselves in!

Tips for Staying Healthy While Working From Home

Set Boundaries

In a digital age, people can be in contact with one other with the touch of a button. The boundaries between home and work life can be significantly blurred when working at home.  People tend to spend more time in meetings and are more likely to spend more time working while at home. Set specific hours that you will answer phone calls and emails for work and stick to it!

Invest in Blue Light Glasses

Working from home has led most people to spend more time in front of screens. Blue light glasses filter and protect your eyes against dangerous lights coming from your screens. They can help improve sleep quality and decrease eye strain. 

Create and Stick to a Morning Routine

A morning routine can help create a feeling of a home-to-work commute that is often missing when not working in the office. Establish a series of activities to do every morning before work to get your mind and body ready for work!

Carve out a Dedicated Work Space

Set up a specific space in your home to do work and only work. Whether it is a home office or an extra bedroom, having a specific space to do work can help you better maintain your work-life balance. Wherever you choose to work, ensure that it is properly set up to maintain optimal comfort and posture, as suggested by the CDC.

Eat Right and Sleep Right

Eating a balanced diet of proteins, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits, and vegetables is essential to maintaining health. Eat a good breakfast before work and take a lunch break to eat a full lunch!

Getting enough sleep is also important for keeping your immune system strong and your productivity up. Make it a priority to get between 6 and 8 hours of sleep every night.

Start using some of these tips to improve your health while working from home today!

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