good health while wfh: Few tips to amp up your health while working in a hybrid model

For the last two years, Covid-19 has been a major part of our lives. Along with it, the constant thought of whether or not we have to return to our workplaces has been on our minds.

While we’re all getting used to the
hybrid work environment, we cannot just ignore the impact it is having on us, both physically and mentally. It is quite a wrong notion that working online reduces stress, rather it increases manifold. Thus, we must focus on our health besides putting in our best foot forward towards our work.

Here are the tips


Keep yourself hydrated

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Maintain your fluid intake as much as possible amid your long schedules. We should drink enough fluid which will keep many health issues at bay. Along with regular water, try including other healthy fluids like lemon-ginger-infused water, detox water, green smoothies, buttermilk, coconut water, protein shakes or even milk. If you have a habit of forgetting, you can set alarms at regular intervals.

Eat nutritious food throughout the day

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We tend to keep snacking, especially while working from home. But we should keep in mind not to miss any of the three important meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner, wherever we are working from. A hearty meal packed with proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, fibres and other crucial nutrients will keep you energised for the day and save you from gastric attacks, fatigue, bloating, and even migraine attacks. Keep healthy snacks like nuts, roasted makhana, puffed rice, fruits, oats and dates balls, etc to satiate your mid-meal hunger pangs.

Some breathing exercises

Breathing exercises can not just enhance the oxygen flow in the body but also calm you down, relax your mind, boost your energy and increase your focus. Doing a few breathing exercises daily may keep your brain fresh and ready to take the daylong workload.

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Stretching

Try to take breaks every 30-60 minutes, when you’re sitting and working on the laptop for extended hours. Get up and stretch your body. This will not just relax your body muscles but also rejuvenate the body to promote your strength and flexibility.

Wear computer glasses

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Most of us work in front of computers and laptops, and at times, the screen time increases even more while working from home. Make sure to wear computer glasses and avoid the blue light affecting your eyesight. Not just laptops or PCs, but our constant fidgeting with our phones also add to this exposure to blue light causing red eyes, dryness, decreased eyesight, and so on.

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