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Eat Healthy While Working From Home

By Paul Rothbart

With modern technology, more people than ever are working remotely. What's not to like? You're in the comfort of your own home, no commute, no going out in bad weather. You can even make every day casual Friday. Personally, I am a big fan of working from home. However, there are potential pitfalls. For example, nutrition can suffer. When working outside the home, you may pack yourself a healthy lunch, or at least order something with good nutrition. Being at home means having access to that bag of chips, that pint of ice cream, and perhaps more donuts than are good for you. Don't let a good thing ruin your health. Here are some tips to help you eat healthy while working from home. 

Setting Up Your Work Space

Choosing a space in which to work can have an impact on snacking. It may be comfortable to work at the dining room table, but avoid the temptation. You don't want to be in a position with easy access to the refrigerator and cupboards. Sitting at the table where you eat can also place subtle suggestions in your mind. A separate room set up as an office is ideal, but if you don't have that, a desk in the living room or even a bedroom can work nicely. If you have a finished basement or garage, that can also be a good place to set up shop.

Set a Schedule

When you work away from home, you have scheduled breaks and a lunch period into which to snack and eat. Set the same type of schedule at home. Plan a lunch hour for the time that works best for you, and that is when you eat a meal. Then, back to work. Likewise schedule morning and afternoon breaks where you might have a healthy snack, if so needed. You will get used to the schedule, just as you would if working outside the home. This is one of the most effective things you can do to keep eating healthy.

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is important, even if you work from home. Water will fill you up without any calories or unhealthy substances. It also helps to prevent headaches and keep you fresh and working at your best. Water is a far better choice than soda or even fruit juices that often contain a considerable amount of sugar.

Working from home has its advantages, and for some people, it is ideal. It can be challenging to eat healthy while being at home with a kitchen that is stocked with food, some of it not so healthy. By following these tips, you can work productively and eat healthy in the comfort of your own home. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in New Braunfels, Tex.

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