Working from home has become much more common over the past few years since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although many individuals have since returned to in-person employment, many continue working from home. While there are benefits, such as no commute, there are also some challenges. Dr. Antoine Geffrard, the experienced doctor at RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, provides diet, exercise, mental health, and other services to help you stay healthy while working from home.
Challenges of Working from Home
Working from home offers several benefits. For instance, not having to commute to work every day saves travel, time, and gas money. However, despite some of the pluses of working from home, there can also be some challenges.
Working from home makes it easy to develop multiple unhealthy habits, such as not getting enough exercise or snacking on unhealthy items while you work. In general, it can take a toll on both physical and mental health. Some people even find it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance as it can be tempting to try and quickly complete just one more work-related task.
A few of the challenges of working from home include:
- Feeling isolated
- Loss of connection with others
- Distractions and disruptions
- Snacking more than usual
- Decreased physical activity
- Unhealthy work-life balance
- Feeling unmotivated
Tips for Staying Healthy at Home
There are many things you can do to maintain better health while working from home. Additionally, the knowledgeable medical professionals at our office in Southfield, MI, provide diet, exercise, mental health, and lifestyle recommendations tailored to your specific needs to promote better health.
Some helpful health maintenance tips when working from home include:
- Set up a comfortable workspace that is also ergonomic
- Eat a balanced diet and avoid snacking on unhealthy items
- Stay well hydrated throughout the day
- Take short breaks periodically
- Get up and walk around or stretch
- Develop strategies for minimizing stress
- Stick to a daily routine
- Connect with others regularly
- Maintain work-life balance
Working from home has many advantages, but also makes it easier to develop unhealthy habits. To learn more about health maintenance when working from home, schedule an appointment with Dr. Geffrard to discuss diet, exercise, mental health, and more by calling RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, at (248) 663-5353.