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As we face weeks in lockdown, we seem to be sitting a whole lot more. Sitting for over six hours for days can cause a set of health problems. It can create cardio-metabolic problems and create i...
Set a timer once an hour to remind you to move. Get up and move your body, walk up and down the stairs, or take a brisk loop around the block.
The movement needs to be reasonably active and...
Most people can find an activity that they enjoy. It could be walking the dog, doing pilates, or playing in the garden.
Find the activity you like and get value from and do that.
Sitting all day can drive lower back and shoulder pain. Typing away all day can cause carpal tunnel and strain the wrists. Some pointers to address these issues:
At home, we are tempted to graze on empty-nutrient snacks.
Maintain an eating structure. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and nutrient-rich foods.
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Sitting for an extended period is linked with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and an increased risk of death from heart disease and cancer.
Excessive sitting may also slow metabolism, whi...
Injecting physical activity into your working day could reduce some of the health risks that are elevated by being sedentary.
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Many working parents are facing working from home with kids and without access to babysitters, playdates, and even Grandma-dates that you might generally rely on.
It won't be smooth sailing ...
If you have another adult home with you, consider a split schedule: At the beginning of each day, decide who will be the 'on point' parent. That person will work at the dining room table, feed the kids and suggest activities, while the other parent works in a different room.
One parent can also work before the children are awake, then you can stagger work times during the day, and the other parent can work when the children are in bed.
Before you make adjustments to your work schedule in order to watch your children, talk to your boss or HR.
Let them know that your transition to home also means being responsible for your children. Create a schedule that you can share with your boss and assure them of your commitment to maintaining the level of excellence they expect.
If you clearly communicate your needs, you will decrease the level of stress and also open the door for coworkers to follow suit.
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