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5 tips to stay healthy if you work from home

Working from home may seem like a dream to most, but for many it can be difficult to stay motivated and especially to stay fit and eat healthily.  After all, the snack cupboard is only a few metres away and there’s no one else there to judge what you eat.  It’s also just as easy to not exercise when working at home.  Many office workers do little as they drive to work and sit at desks all day, but being at home can mean even less exercise.  To help you stop raiding the biscuit jar constantly and becoming immobile I’ve compiled my top tips to stay healthy when working from home.

Go for a power walk first thing

This is my ultimate trick for keeping fit, being motivated for the rest of the day and waking up!  After the school run I make sure I don’t return home for one hour.  With these crisp mornings it is a very crisp and refreshing walk and I feel raring to go once I get home.  It’s also great to have a break from the house and I find inspiration and ideas keep flowing as I get one hour of pure thinking time.

Have a healthy snack box

Get rid of the biscuits, choccie, crisps and rest of the crap as they will only make you feel crap and want to snack more throughout the day which is otherwise productive time wasted.  Instead, have a go to basket in your food cupboard filled with healthier snacks.  Bags of nuts, wholefood snack bars, seeds and dried fruit are much better than processed junk food.  Have them to hand and it will stop you reaching for the naughty stuff.  You’ll also feel way better and more productive if you eat healthily.

Take a midday break

Sometimes I get so engrossed in my work I forget to take a break.  It’s a good idea to set an alarm to remember to take a lunchtime break if you do the same.  It’s good for the mind to take a break away from the computer and eat a nutritious lunch to avoid the dreaded after lunch afternoon slump.

Join in with a Twitter chat

Working at home all day can sometimes feel quite lonely, but there are thousands of others in the same situation and many can be found on Twitter chats throughout the day.  Three of my favourites are #elevenseshour at 11am weekdays, #ukbusinesslunch at 12pm weekdays and #bizhour at 2pm weekdays.  If you can take a break, even just for 15 minutes, have a browse through the feeds and chat to a few other likeminded business types.  Some adult interaction, even online, can really save your sanity when working alone for long periods.

Do a 20 minute workout online

Just because you are stuck at home all day, it doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit.  There are thousands of workout videos online and if you don’t want to invest in one you can stream YouTube fitness videos for free!  There are plenty for beginners too, so why not try pilates or yoga from your home office or living room?  I suggest taking a 20 minute break at some point during the day and going into another room in your house to do your workout.  This can really stop the cabin fever setting in, keep you motivated for the rest of the day and give you a burst of energy.

What are your tips for staying healthy whilst working from home?

 

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  1. I agree on not having the rubbish snacks in the house. If they aren't there I cant eat them #blogtipslinky

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  2. Love this! It's so important to approach working from home healthily. I tend to not switch on until the kids are at school, so my early mornings are tech free. I also go for a run at lunchtime most days to break up the day. Thanks for this x

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  3. So many valid points here and I love the idea of power walk first thing as well as a break away from the screen. I always try and set myself at last one task a day that does not involve sitting at the computer (mostly house chores), but at least I'm getting such needed screen break! #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  4. I work from home and start the day with a run or swim three times a week. I actually find it easier to eat more healthily when working from home than if I'm out and about and near temptation! #thelistlinky

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  5. I really like the idea of going for a power walk straight after the school run. My daughter will be in school for a couple of hours every day from tomorrow and I think I might take one day a week and use that time just to go for a walk or fit some other kind of exercise in. x #TheListLinky

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  6. These are such great tips! I really like the idea of a healthy snack box rather than of junk. #TheList

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  7. Fully agree with you here. Working from home can be quite lonely at times and I often find myself being distracted. I now plan what I need to achieve and plan 45 minute slots with a 10/15 minute break to get a cup of tea, put washing machine on or just mess around on twitter. It's certainly helping me mentally but also means I get up and move every hour. Having rheumatoid arthritis just sitting is no good for me and I've found this routine helps me no end #thelistlinky

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  8. Stevie

    I've worked from home for a while. I think that kick that gets you going is important. However I do find myself working longer than I planned.

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  9. Deborah Mackenzie

    What good tips; even for those who are just at home everyday. It is so easy to fall into a rut and not get one with things that are needing to be done.

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  10. Nicola Adamson

    Great ideas especially the snack box .

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  11. Such a helpful post for those who work from home! I wasn't aware of the daily Twitter chats, such a wonderful idea. I might just have to join one tomorrow :)

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  12. I do three one hour work outs a week.

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  13. These are great tips! A huge weakness for me is keeping helping snacks - Reese's cups are so good! D: I also didn't think of utilizing Twitter chats as a way to stay in touch with the outside world, haha. I love staying at home, but it becomes overwhelming when I forget to interact with others. This was really helpful, I'll be saving this post! Thanks! :)

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