How to stay healthy while working from home

As you're no doubt aware, life as we know it is decidedly different to how it was this time last year.

Thanks to the global pandemic sweeping from country to country, more and more of us are being forced to work from home wherever possible, and while things are looking promising, we're not quite out of the woods yet.

As a result of this, it’ll be a while before we can return to normality in the workplace and go back to crowded offices and work spaces, so we need to make do with what we have at home.

Working from home can be challenging, not only when it comes to your productivity and motivation, but also with regards to staying fit and healthy as well.

If you’re spending more time sitting at your desk at home, your health and fitness may suffer and you may be susceptible to weight gain.

To help you out, here are several tips on staying healthy while working from home.

Schedule exercise breaks

Young girl rollerblading inside

Obviously when you’re working from home, the goal is still to get plenty of work done, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a break to exercise.

Physical activity is essential, not only for your physical health, but also your mental health as well.

If you don’t have access to a gym, or have the time to hit the gym, schedule exercise breaks at home around your workload.

Every hour or so, try to take a 15-minute break to exercise. This could be a walk around the garden or the block, or a bodyweight circuit workout in your front room.

When you’re exercising, you’re burning calories and working your muscles, which can only be seen as a good thing.

Prep healthy meals in advance

Woman preparing health shake 

Exercise is only part of the story when it comes to health and wellbeing.

If you’re serious about being healthier when working from home, be sure to stock up on healthy ingredients, look up healthy meal prep ideas, and prep your meals for the working week in advance.

Find a weight loss meal plan that works for you and go ahead and cook healthy meals, as that way when the time comes for your lunch you already have a healthy meal ready to eat.

This will save you time while working, plus it means that you have no excuses!

Consider a healthy meal prep delivery service

Pwrmeals food containers

We understand that life at home can be hectic and if you don’t have the time to prep your meals, or if you simply don’t want to, how about investing in a healthy meal prep service instead?

Here, you can select a series of healthy and delicious portion controlled meals, and have them delivered directly to your door.

Now you simply heat them accordingly and you have yourself a tasty, healthy, delicious weight loss meal plan with minimum effort.

Using these services is great because not only do you get to enjoy healthy meals, you also get healthy meal prep ideas, you save time, and you don’t have to worry about the washing up afterwards.

Keep healthy snacks around and ditch the junk

Healthy snack of nuts and dates

One downside to working from home is the fact that you have access to your own kitchen and can therefore indulge in any unhealthy treats you shouldn’t have.

To avoid the temptation to raid the cookie jar when you’re supposed to be working and get peckish, or even bored for that matter, don’t buy junk in the first place!

Instead of unhealthy snacks, stock up on healthy and nutritious snacks that will help beat hunger and help keep your healthy regime on track.