Working from home has a lot of benefits. You can save a lot of time because you don’t need to travel from your home to your office. Similarly, you can save effort and energy. Instead of using public transportation or driving, you just need to walk a bit, start your computer, and work. In fact, other people who work from home do their tasks at the comfort of their own beds.
And this is where the problem comes in.
A lot of employees who work from home are living a sedentary life. They spend most of their time in front of their computer, eating junk food, and doing less physical activities. If you are not aware of what a sedentary lifestyle can do to your health, here is a quick summary.
What a sedentary lifestyle can do to you?
- can decrease skeletal muscle mass
- can lead to depression
- can lead to obesity
- can lead to anxiety
- can increase the chances of having cardiovascular diseases
- can increase the risk of certain types of cancers
This is just a partial list. We can go on for days and hopefully, you get the point.
What are the best healthy activities if you work from home?
Use your ‘spare’ time for physical activities
Since you don’t need to travel that much, you can use that time to stay physically active. If you have a nearby park, why don’t you go for a run? Thirty minutes a day wouldn’t hurt, right? Or if you are not really an outdoor person, then you can do a number of exercises at home. Watch YouTube videos or invest in a good home gym equipment.
What we love about working from home is that you don’t necessarily need to buy a lot of ‘corporate clothes’. Think about your slacks and your coat. That being said, you can buy a new yoga mat, a good pair of workout pants, and nice shoes to start your road to a healthy lifestyle. Speaking of workout pants for ladies, here are some of our recommendations:
- Spalding Women’s Capri Legging
- Under Armour Women’s Perfect Pant
- Danskin Now Women’s Bootcut Yoga Workout Pants
- Delfin Spa Women’s Heat Maximizing Capri’s
- Favobodinn Unique Printed Yoga Pants
Exercise your brains
We know that your work can be mentally stressful, but that doesn’t mean you should stop doing mental games. Doing so is beneficial for your well being. There are simple mind games you can try out. You can go ahead and buy crossword puzzles. Sudoku is also good too. In fact, you can check out a number of apps where it can help you achieve a great mental health. There are some tailored fit for kids, and there are apps created for adults and even seniors.
Choose your food
Lastly, it is also crucial that you carefully pick the food that you eat. Since you work from home, you have more time to do your grocery shopping and prepare your own healthy food. Make it a habit to choose organic or natural products instead of the ‘instant’ ones. And if you can’t help but eat snacks while working, then look for healthy recipes online. You can go for carrot chips. Some people are baking kale and are getting addicted to it.
Do you have more ideas on how people who work from home can stay fit and healthy?