Tips for finding a healthy work/life balance working from home

Part of the Healthy Living series segments on Global TV in Saskatoon. 

Dr. Jacqui Fleury, ND appeared on Global TV this morning to discuss tips for keeping healthy while working from home.

Keeping moving is critical

Keeping moving is critical, especially when working from home. Working from home can lead to prolonged periods of sitting, which can actually undo the benefits of a workout. It’s important to find ways to keep moving throughout our workday.

Some suggestions from Jacqui to get up and out of your chair more frequently:

  • Pace during phone calls
  • Do some pushups after each Zoom meeting
  • Take the stairs a few more times

Less is more when it comes to diet

As we’re moving less often, we are burning less calories. This means reducing our calorie intake and only eating when hungry by listening to our body’s hunger cues.  It’s also a good idea to hide those snacks (especially any leftover Halloween candy). Food is always accessible when we work from home, so it’s important to develop good routines around eating.

Don’t forget to drink your full water quota

Water is not only good for hydration, but also for digestion. Plus it gets our bodies moving more frequently as we usually need the washroom more often. Water and movement is also good for our brains. –

Go to sleep early and wake up early

You want to aim to be in bed between 8 and 10, and up between 6 and 8. While working at home might make it appealing to sleep in, it really helps your routine to be up and moving before 8am.

Watch the full interview with Dr. Jacqui Fleury, ND on Global TV’s Facebook Page.

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