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Tips for Working from Home

Tips for Working from Home

Working from home can be a challenge, especially when you are used to being in a typical office setting. The combined effects of sitting for long periods, sleep deprivation and work stress can add up over time. By making proactive choices now, you can take back control of your health and well-being. Here are some helpful tips to stay healthy while working from home. Sleep Commit to a time when you turn off all devices before bed. The blue light emitted from phones, televisions and other devices actually inhibits the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep and wake cycles. Try to turn off technology at least 30 minutes before winding down to go to sleep. Design a routine to help you relax after a long day of work. Try meditation, a yoga video, reading a book or taking a warm bath to help you wind down. Eating at Home Working from home presents a great opportunity to cook and eat more meals at home. If you have flexibility in your schedule, you can go grocery shopping during off-peak hours to avoid the crowds. Before heading to the store, create a list of ingredients that you will need to ensure you can make the meals you planned. Focus on eating away from your desk to allow yourself to practice mindful eating. Try a new meal delivery service such as Home Chef, Freshly or Gobble. Freshly does all of the preparation and cooking for you, so that all you need to do is heat it up. Hydration while your work from home Staying hydrated can be difficult when...
Tips on surviving COVID and emotional eating

Tips on surviving COVID and emotional eating

Self-care during the COVID Pandemic I am here at home along with everyone else in this unprecedented surreal situation which is somewhere between a scary movie and a perpetual snow day. Our offices are closed and we are thankful to be able to support our clients with virtual appointments. I am feeling lucky that I can continue to do a job I love in the midst of this craziness to have some routine and normalcy. As I have been discussing with my clients the last few days- the effect COVID- 19 has on our mental health and disordered eating is palpable. The isolation that is mandated by law at the moment, and for good reason of course, contributes to more challenges on top of the fear of this pandemic. In this blog I wanted to highlight some ideas to help you take care of yourself during the isolation as it affects us both nutritionally and mentally. Ideas to help you take care of yourself during the isolation First, many of my conversations have been around emotional eating. Please be gentle with yourself. It is a natural human experience to eat in response to emotions. Think of happy celebrating a wedding to the sad- breaking up a relationship… food! This is NORMAL. The challenge becomes when this is the only tool in the toolbox to manage emotions. It’s a task food simply cannot do. The anxiety of the unknown we are experiencing is not an everyday occurrence and it is not uncommon for food to try “help”. If you find the last few days have been met with emotional eating-...
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