Five keys to prevent teleworking from being bad for your health

Confinement It has changed our way of life in every way, and one of them is work. We have gone from living with our colleagues in an office where we spent eight hours a day to see those same colleagues by video call, while we continue to make our obligations at home. Our home has been conditioned to become our new 'offi': it has arrived telecommuting.

Despite the hundreds of recommendations we follow (or not), to be truly effective and not being carried away by laziness, teleworking may be having an impact on our health. Not only because we must learn to reconcile schedules (Working at home does not mean never resting, nor does it do it in pajamas), but because it is an exceptional situation in which we have never encountered before and from which every day we learn something new.

These are some of the ways that telecommuting can be impacting on your health, and maybe you haven't even noticed.

Your posture has worsened

Assume it, working in an office, surrounded by bosses and colleagues, is not the same as at home with a can of beer and some potatoes next to you. In the comfort of home we relax, and that can translate into worse postures when starting to work. Also, you are likely to get up fewer times, which will make your back more heavy. In the long term, this can lead to serious complications, such as Skeletal muscle injuries of the nerves. Although teleworking, try to maintain the best posture for your own good.

Vitamin D

It is essential to our body and yet it is being difficult to have enough during confinement. According to the dermatologist Lisa Bruno in 'Best Life': "Vitamin D is essential for maintain cognitive health and function. However, even before the COVID-19 crisis approximately 50% of the population did not receive enough. Now the situation has worsened. "If you don't go shopping or work and you don't have a house with a garden or terrace, the expert recommends that you look out the window at least 15 minutes a day.

You neither exercise nor sleep well

They are closely related. If you wake up in the morning and already you sit down to work, And you only get up to go to the couch to read or watch TV, it is logical that at the end of the day your body is not tired enough to sleep properly. Experts recommend walking approximately 10,000 steps a day, as difficult as it may seem to reconcile it with teleworking you should try.

So that your sight does not suffer, work the appropriate hours and rest it from time to time, looking towards a distant point on the horizon

Our schedules and our way of life have changed and that the body notices it. Some possible health problems resulting from lack of sleep include impaired cognitive function and the immune system, depression, anxiety or hypertension, so if you are having trouble reconciling it, try to alleviate the problem by doing more exercise.

Eyes resent

Eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain… spending so many hours in front of the computer, and directly turning on the TV or picking up the phone when you're done, can greatly aggravate the situation. If, in addition, you do not have adequate lighting or a conditioned space, and you continue with a bad posture (we have warned you), everything can get worse. Try to work the appropriate hours and rest your eyes from time to time, looking at a distant point on the horizon for a few seconds.

You have more digestive problems

Sitting too long can negatively affect your digestive system. According to him 'Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology'Lack of exercise, a main feature of a sedentary lifestyle, compresses the body's organs and decreases blood flow, which can lead to inflammatory bowel disease. Further, compression of the abdomen while sitting slows down digestion, resulting in bloating, gas, cramps, and heartburn. We go back to point number 3, exercise a little! It will also be good to fight the anxiety of this crisis that we are currently experiencing.