Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Healthy Habits to Make While Working Remotely

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies were forced to allow their employees to work from home. Some companies have even decided to make working from home a permanent change. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks want you to be healthy no matter what your work situation is. Keep reading this week's blog for a few healthy habits to make while working remotely. One healthy habit you can start right now if you haven't already is to make a yearly appointment with your Primary Healthcare Provider at the Lake of the Ozarks for a general check-up. If you don't have a Primary Healthcare Provider, we strongly urge you to choose one. For a complete list of the Primary Care Providers at Central Ozarks Medical Center, visit HERE.


Healthy Habits to Make While Working Remotely


Try to get some Vitamin-D at least once a workday.
Vitamin D is good for you for a NUMBER of reasons. Some of those reasons can include but are not limited to:

  • Weight Loss
  • Decreasing depression
  • Reduces your chances of getting the Flu
  • Reduces your risk for heart disease

One of the best ways you can get some Vitamin D while working from home is just to grab your laptop (if you have one) and go sit out on your porch or patio. You know you have a bunch of e-mails to check anyway, so why not go do that in the sunshine for awhile?

Take walks on your breaks.
Yes, it can be very easy to get caught up in your work and forget to give yourself breaks, but don't. Your body can start to ache if you sit too long without giving your muscles the chance to stretch out. Take a walk around the block, down your road, around the house, wherever is most convenient for you. Not only can walking be good for your physically, but mentally as well. Give yourself the chance to clear your mind throughout the day. You may be surprised at how many GREAT work-related ideas may come to you during a transitional period such as this.

Refrain from stress eating the WRONG foods.
One of the worst habits you can get into is stress eating. Let's be honest, work can cause stress, typically can't control that. However, you can control how you react to it. Stress eating doesn't solve your problem, it will likely just lead to weight gain and possibly even a lack of confidence. To help yourself refrain from stress-eating, try meal planning. If you know you've already went through the effort of preparing your healthy meals, you may be less inclined to go eat something unhealthy.


Have You Established Your Primary Healthcare Provider Yet?


All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you found these tips helpful if you are now working remotely. You may have never foreseen yourself working from home and these circumstances may have caught you completely off guard. Again, we want you to be healthy no matter what your work situation is. Part of being healthy can involve making sure you are getting your yearly health check-ups completed. To schedule an annual health check-up with one of our Primary Healthcare Providers, you can call us at one of our phone numbers listed below, depending on the location you are trying to reach. To stay up to date on our latest announcements, please follow us on our social media channels listed below.


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