Many people continue to find themselves working from and may continue to do so for the foreseeable future, which many will be thrilled about because remote work can bring many benefits. While there are many perks to WFH, it is also important to understand the importance of staying active as inactivity is a major danger of working remotely.

Physical Health

When your commute consists of simply shuffling from the bedroom to your desk, it is very easy to only take about 10 steps all day and this can be incredibly unhealthy. It is said that people should take around 10,000 steps a day which would be a healthy amount, so this is obviously challenging when you are spending all day at home and could lead to weight gain and other physical health issues.

Mental Health 

In addition to physical health issues, you will also find that inactivity and staying inside all day can have a negative impact on your mental health. Many people have been suffering from cabin fever and feelings of isolation in recent times, which is another reason why it so important for people to get out of the house and to stay active if they are working from home.

Staying Active 

So, how can you stay fit and active if you are working remotely? Obviously, you can’t always decide to leave the house for an hour or so during the working day and you need to make sure that you are working to the best of your ability. It is a good idea to stand up and walk around throughout the day, but you should be focusing on your time before and after work to make sure that you are staying active.

Exercise

Exercising at home is one option and there are all kinds of workouts that you can do both with equipment and without equipment. As mentioned above, it is also helpful to get out of the house if working remotely so you may also want to consider going for walks, jogging or cycling (these can also be a great way to end the day and separate work from home). 

You must be careful when out exercising, though, especially at night because accidents can happen. If you have an accident while exercising that was not your fault, you should look into making a personal injury claim to seek compensation that can help with your recovery.

WFH certainly has its perks, but it is also important to be wary of the dangers when it comes to inactivity and you need to make a concerted effort to stay active and healthy.

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