Working At Home? Consider These Tips To Stay Healthy

Dedication matters.

It is not the place you are at. More often than not, it is about what you decide to do, when to do it, and how to do it. These things apply at work, in life, and in everything you do, health included.

If you happen to be a work at home person, while it does require you to commute, being too occupied with work and everything else may make you forget yourself and your health.

To remind you that you need to take care of your health and what you can do, consider these tips:

Have a conducive working space
The first thing you must do and look at is ensuring a conducive working environment. When this is taken care of, it is easier to focus on other things, such as productivity, staying healthy and happy, even when working at home.

Get a great chair
This is something that should be non-negotiable when working at the office and even more so at home. It is easy to get distracted and to slouch when there is no one to see or notice you, but when you have a good chair, not only it will provide good back support, you will also find it easier to work and focus even when nobody is looking.

Get up often
Standing breaks should be automatic. Do it every hour, and you will be okay. This gives you a chance to keep the blood flowing, so to speak, to regain your focus and refresh your perspective.

Schedule a sweat session
Don’t forget to include this on your schedule. It does not have to be rigid or long, but it has to happen as often as you possibly can. Working at home generally allows you to keep sitting all day and if you don’t exercise, you might develop a lifestyle that is sedentary, which is never a good thing, short or long term.

Drink plenty of water
Sip water all throughout the day. Not only you will stay hydrated, but it will also help you stay sharp and focused. Also, when you are hydrated, you can avoid cravings and munch on unhealthy foods. Go ahead and keep drinking water. To make sure this would happen, prepare a water bottle and keep it on your table the whole day. This way, you will have no excuse!

It is easy to forget the basics when we are busy with a lot of things, but we have to remember that the basics are the things we go back to because they are the things that make us better and healthier.

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This article originally appeared in HealthDelight. Reposted with permission.