Tips to stay healthy while working from home

Author: FITivate | Published date: July 8, 2021 | Category: Medical

Keep yourself hydrated

One might tend to miss out on adequate hydration, especially during long stretches of teleconferencing sessions. Remember to have a water bottle within reach on the workstation and drink up consistently throughout the day.

Mindful snacking

Avoid snacking on high calorie titbits such as chips, candy or desserts. Instead, eat healthier options such as baked nuts and fruits. Do stock up the fridge and pantry with healthier food options.

Get up and be active!

Sitting down for long hours can cause aches and stiff muscles. Remember to take a short walk around the house, or engage in 5 mintues of stretching routines for every hour of sedentary desk work.

Set work boundaries

The lines between work and home tend to blur when working from home. Designate a specific location for work and adhere to specific working hours. Try not to engage in any work engagements beyond this boundary and put away all work-related matters outside of "office" hours.

Do workouts at home

Body-weight exercises or exercises that involves the use of simple equipment, such as resistance bands, can offer effective exercise routines from the comfort of home. Engaging in 30 mintues of such exercises on a daily basis can help individuals maintain a healthy weight, build lean muscles and enhance alertness throughout the day.

Set challenges

Keep fit together while engaging in healthy competition. Set fitness challenges with family members, draw out fitness goals and objectives such as clocking the most number of hours working out or whipping up the healthiest culinary dishes for the household. Fun activites are certain to put everyone in a good mood.

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



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