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These Work From Home Health Concerns Need To Be Avoided

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Working from home can be a fun new way of approaching your daily routine. If you have a young family, it is so beneficial to be able to work and still look after them. Your schedule is more flexible too, which is another great benefit. 

However, one of the downsides of working from home is that it can lead to some health concerns. A lot of people end up with the same issues, and you’re about to see what they are…

Bad posture

So many people end up with bad posture when working from home – even more so than if they worked in an office. Why? Because homes aren’t set up for work. Instead of an office chair and desk, you’re probably working on the sofa or in bed. It means you spend hours of your day in an awful posture that can lead to chronic back pain and inflammation. 

You can avoid this by creating your own ergonomic home office space. There’s a video below that shows you some great tips. In the meantime, to cope with your pain, you could apply a topical treatment that eases soreness. One of the many CBD oil uses is for pain relief, so a gel or cream that includes this can help you deal with your sore muscles. 

Weight gain

Another health concern about working from home is that you can easily gain weight. How? Because you are surrounded by all the treats and snacks in your home! In an office, if you get hungry, you have to wait until lunch to go and get something. Or, you can bring a snack with you, but that’s all you have. There’s nothing to tempt you while you work. At home, you have cabinets full of things calling out for you to eat them, meaning you can very easily binge eat and put on weight. 

Avoiding this is as simple as clearing out your kitchen cupboards and getting rid of your unhealthy snacks. Adding healthy snacks will mean that you have no choice but to eat healthily when you feel peckish. Also, having a bigger and more filling breakfast can curb your cravings. 

Depression

Despite the benefits of working from home and being with your family, many people have exhibited signs of depression. Why? Because working from home can be quite lonely, and you might feel cut off from the rest of the world. You have no colleagues to talk to all the time, and you feel as though you have no social life. 

How can you avoid this? It’s easier said than done, but one option is to stay in touch with any coworkers over instant messaging services. Organize meetups during the week or on weekends, giving yourself something to do. Maintaining a social life and having others to talk to and befriend can help you avoid feeling depressed when working from home. 

Some of you might be reading this and thinking that you already suffer from these health concerns after choosing to work from home. If that’s the case, take some of the advice above and use it to tackle your concerns. You might not see overnight relief, but you can slowly see improvements in your health day by day. 

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Karla Urwitz

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love all things travel. I was in the hospitality business for 15 years and loved it. So why not become a travel agent. So I am trying to find my balance in life through being a parent to a teenager, my love of travel, and living the best life possible. Come join me on this bumpy journey of life.

3 thoughts on “These Work From Home Health Concerns Need To Be Avoided

  1. Thank you for sharing these tips! I wish I had read this earlier. I have experience working from home, but I still prefer leaving my house for work. My office is not available these days, so I visit coffee shops or coworking spaces to do some work. Coworking spaces are probably my favorite option because I love the working atmosphere there, and there are all the conditions that I need for efficient work.

  2. To avoid such things as bad posture, weight gain, and depression, you can also include some sports in your life. I’m not suggesting you become an athlete, but a little simple exercise won’t hurt. Many of us who live in private houses have a pool in the backyard. If it wasn’t in use before, now it’s high time to start using it. The thing is that swimming is incredibly beneficial for both physical and mental health. First of all, it helps to keep the muscles in good shape (oh yes, it affects ALL the muscles of your body). Secondly, it relieves stress and helps relax.

  3. Thank you for posting such relevant content! By the way, another health concern you can face working from home is poor indoor air quality. Now, staying at home most of the day, you need to pay more attention to it. The most common cause of poor air quality in home is dirty air conditioner filters. According to this guide https://polestarplumbing.com/kansas-city/hvac/hvac-maintenance, it’s crucial to routinely change the air filters. Approximately, you should change them once every three months.

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