Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more people now than ever have transitioned to working from home and for many of us, this is new territory. Whether your workspace now includes kids and pets, or just yourself, both come with their own set of challenges.
During this time, it’s important to set our sights on what we want to get out of this experience. By planning ahead, we can abate the traps of low productivity, weight gain, and mood changes.
A How-To Home Guide
Follow these tips to stay physically and mentally healthy while social distancing and working from home:
- Have your own space: Try to separate your workspace from your household. The best way to drown out background noise and stay focused is to work in a secluded area away from distractions.
- Get comfortable: Good posture is essential to avoid discomfort and muscle strain. In your home office, Include a good chair and a desk or table the proper height. When setting up your monitor or laptop, the top of the screen should be at eye level to protect your neck.
- Set a schedule and stick to it: It can be difficult navigating your new normal during this time, but one thing you still have control over is how you spend your time. However enticing it may seem, staying in your pajamas all day and watching TV late into the night won’t make for a sustainable routine. Set a daily schedule that allows you to have a healthy and productive day and stick to it.
- Keep healthy foods in the house: It’s tempting to snack throughout the day when you’re at home. Instead of battling with your willpower to stay away from the pantry, try eliminating junk food in the house altogether. For guilt-free snacking, stock up on healthy and hearty groceries like granola bars, nuts, and fruits. Eating more nutrient-dense foods will also help boost your immune system, so it’s a win-win!
- Stay active: Staying active is as much of a benefit to your mental health as it is your physical health. Don’t let your gym closing deter you from your fitness goals. Get creative with home workouts, online videos, and activities that make you break a sweat.
- Check on others: This season filled with uncertainty can be very isolating for some people. Reach out to your loved ones by calling, video chatting, or texting them. Communicating with others will help you maintain a positive outlook, and a simple message can go a long way with someone who’s been cooped up alone.
Nutex Health hopes that all our readers are staying safe and healthy during this time. If you or a loved one start experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider, and seek medical help immediately if you’re showing emergency warning signs.
Nutex Health, Inc supports you and your family’s health. You can depend on any of our concierge-level medical facilities to deliver the emergency care you deserve. Our facilities are open 24/7, 365 days a year, and we’re here for you!
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