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How To Work At Home And Not Ruin Your Health

January 14, 2014

By Carol Amato

I don’t think I realized what a sedentary lifestyle was until I started working from home. Sitting at your desk all day long, whether you work at a job location or at home, could be detrimental to your health.

Watch this short video – it could have a drastic impact on your work day, energy level and overall health.

Click to play, then double click to go full screen.  Press Esc key to exit full screen.


Have you considered buying a stand-up desk? They’re cheaper than I thought for a laptop. Splitting your work time between standing and sitting is the best way to work, and if you have a counter that would suffice then you wouldn’t have to actually go out and buy a stand up desk.

Alternating between positions is the most important thing, and making sure to keep your form ergonomic.

Does this describe your work space?Alternate sitting and standing

  • Ergonomic chair and desk

  • Plenty of light
  • Water to drink
  • Fresh air, or well-ventilated space
  • Private, distraction-free area

Make sure to keep your day balanced by taking breaks and giving yourself a chance to exercise or rest and clear you mind. If you have a good tip to share, please list it below – would love to hear your thoughts.

Take Care,
Carol





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  • http://traveledkid@gmail.com Bert

    How very true sitting too much, too many distractions – not easy working from home. Have to find a balance.

    • http://carolamato.com Carol Amato

      Yes, Bert – it is a challenge but the rewards are great if we are disciplined and goal-oriented.

      Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. :)

      - Carol

  • http://howtolearnaffiliatemarketing.com/ Lisa Devereaux

    Hi Carol I totally agree! When you have kids, working and trying to balance an online marketing job sometimes you forget your own health. Which reminds me I think I will take a break now!

    • http://www.carolamato.com/ Carol Amato

      That’s awesome, Lisa – you made me smile – keep up the balanced life! :)

  • Adrian Gonzales

    I agree with this. Especially me who is working at home. I find hard together with my daughter but this really help me. Thanks for sharing this Carol. -)

    • http://www.carolamato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Adrian! So glad it helped – it’s a challenge but the best possible place to work, in my opinion. :) You’re welcome!

  • http://geririchmond.com/creating-shareable-promotable-content Geri Richmond

    Hi Carol,

    What a great video about how to take care of your health when sitting at a computer.
    There was a gal on the Warrior Forum that said she almost lost her life because she got a blood clot in her leg from sitting hours on end at her computer.
    She was warning everyone to get up and walk around for a little bit during the day.

    Love this post.
    Thanks for the reminder, too. :)

    Geri Richmond

    • http://carolamato.com Carol Amato

      So happy you enjoyed it, Geri. It’s really important, so much so that I’ve committed to splitting my day between sitting and standing!

      Absolutely going to do it! :)

      Talk soon,
      - Carol

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