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Staying Healthy When Working from Home

Posted By Community Editor, Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Long hours and lots of sitting in a desk chair are common conundrums, whether you work at an office or at home. Many at home workers don’t realize that the convenience of the at home lifestyle can also lead to some unhealthy behaviors. Below are some workout tips, healthy lunch and snack ideas to help stay healthy and fit when you work from home.

Exercise and working out is a necessary part of balanced self-care. Some at home workers take advantage of being connected all day and serve as virtual workout buddies for one another. Since you are already communicating virtually with your coworkers while working remotely, it makes sense to utilize one another to keep you on track and motivated with exercise goals. Scheduled breaks are also an important part of your work at home routine, and we recommend that you try to get some physical activity in every time you step away from the computer. 

Good health begins with fueling your body with the right foods, including healthy snacking. Some healthy snacks that also boost your energy levels include apples, nuts, berries, carrots, and hummus. Choose snacks that you won’t feel bad eating afterwards.  Dark chocolate can also be a surprisingly healthy snack, and is a great energy source, releases endorphins, and boosts immunity.

Decide in advance what you are going to eat throughout the day.  You can prepare the basics ahead of time, such as roasted vegetables, grilled or sautéed chicken, and whole grains. By doing the prep work up front, you can put together a nice healthy sandwich, salad, or even a wrap for lunch without taking too much time. Whatever decisions you make, be sure to get good nutrition without overeating so that your energy levels remain steady and you will be well fueled for the rest of the work day.

For more information about the work at home lifestyle, and for work at home career opportunities, visit www.wahspace.com.   

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