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Top Tips for Working from Home

Working from home can be a challenge, but it can also be great for our productivity and it may be a challenge for our waistlines!

Work away from the kitchen - If you can, work as far from the kitchen as possible. It can be awfully tempting to wander over to the fridge for a quick nibble. Staying out of eyesight of the kitchen can help.

Beware the caffeine - With instant coffee makers, grabbing an additional cup, especially with so many video conference calls, it can be too easy. Be aware of your caffeine intake. Too much caffeine can spike anxiety levels and lead to headaches and water loss.

Keep up the water intake - Make sure you drink a good amount of water during the day. Water intake and staying hydrated is important, and helps you think more clearly. It often keeps you from unnecessary snacking, too!).

Prep healthy snacks - If you’re going to be snacking, take some time in the evening to make some healthy snacks in little containers or baggies. Cut up some veggies with a favourite healthy dip like hummus, or some fruit, make some granola bars. Choose foods that help your digestion and increase energy.

Take lunch breaks - Step away from your computer screen and eat lunch away from where you work (it is important to not eat where you work!). Eat foods that won’t bog you down mid-afternoon.

Buy real food - This is a great time to try out some new healthy recipes made from whole foods, not processed and packaged foods which can be very hard on inflammation in your body. Buying lots of veggies can help ensure you eat them as you won’t want to waste them.

Plan snack and mealtimes - If you can, set times during the day that you’ll have snacks and when you want to eat meals. It’s all part of setting daily routines. It also gives you something to look forward to during the day.

Remember too, to get your EXERCISE in! Even just some cardio (go for a brisk walk!) and stretching (yoga!) can make a big difference. It helps your digestive system and combined with healthy foods, boosts your immune system!


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