Tips To Stay Fit And Healthy While Working From Home

In the midst of the lockdown, working from home has become a way of life. However, it’s absolutely essential to ensure that your ‘work from home’ regime doesn’t hamper your health in any way. After all, working on your laptops while sitting at home makes for a sedentary lifestyle. However, there are a few things that you can do to avoid this and keep your body fit and healthy. Here’s how.

Take Frequent Breaks

Remember, movement is key! When you’re working on your laptop, your back, neck, and shoulders tend to stiffen up. So, make sure to stand up and move away from your workspace for sometime. During this time, walk around the house, practice some neck and shoulder rotations and if you’d like, consider sitting down to meditate.

Eat Right

When you’re working in the office, it’s easy to get tempted by your colleague’s stash of chips or the pantry’s unlimited supply of tea and coffee. Now that you’re working from home try to cut back on the caffeine. Eat healthier meals and steer clear of processed food. Instead, you can whip up a salad and toss it with a handful of California walnuts. These nuts make for a good snack too, just a handful (28 grams) offers a significant amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid ALA (2.5 grams) – more than any other nut – which bodies need but can only get from food. There’s also 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and is a good source of Vitamin E, folic acid, and magnesium, all important nutrients contributing to human health.

Schedule Time For A Workout

Work is important, but so is your workout. With no access to gyms and parks just yet, your home becomes your workout space. Make the most of this by scheduling at least half an hour each day to a good workout, whether it’s a virtual round of pilates, yoga, or strength and conditioning session. Stow away your laptops and phones and take this time to focus on your body.

Stay Hydrated

It’s imperative to drink enough water through the day. Make sure to keep a bottle right by your work station when you first sit down to work and keep refilling it as and when you finish. If you’re dehydrated, it’s easy for headaches and fatigue to settle in, so remember to drink that water.

As long as you’re focusing on your body and paying attention to its needs, you will be able to maintain a healthy work-life balance, even at home. So, start simple, keep things consistent, and moreover, stay positive.