August 27, 2020
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August 27, 2020

David Grey – Osteopath

Increasingly, going into the office doesn’t even require heading out the door. But working from home can present a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to your health. The abundance of alluring snacks in the kitchen, the lack of social stimulation and the temptation to work in an ergonomically unsound position, like in bed, can all sabotage our best health intentions. Here are some tips for staying healthy while working from home:

Set up a separate office space. Use a space in your home that’s designated solely for work. Choose a good chair.

Or ditch the chair altogether. Use a standing desk to give your back a break and reduce your overall risks.

Get up every half an hour and get out at least once a day. Set a timer or use an app to remind you to get up and stretch once every 30 minutes, and make sure to get outside, even just to walk around the garden.

Set a schedule and stick to it. It can be tempting to wake up late and work at odd hours, but you will benefit your mental and physical health.

Importantly schedule your own time! Get showered and dressed as if you’re going to the office. Research has shown that self-efficacy has a positive impact on health behaviours, including weight control and exercise.

Get social in your community. Maintaining healthy social connections improves your overall well-being and helps you stay motivated.

Best wishes, David

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