Information for Bloggers
The Dangers Of Working At Home
Bloggers who work from home seem to be increasingly reporting a variety of health problems, or are more prone to them given the change in lifestyle.
Lack of fresh air and lowered immunity due to working at home
Results in: Flu
Bloggers have been reporting serious cases of illness. I was lightheaded for a few hours today, but it passed. Last year, around this time, I was sick for days – something that had not happened to me for as long as I can remember.
Gaining weight working at home full-time
Results in: Obesity
It is just not always easy to do something about it without a concerted effort.
Obesity and inactivity
Results in: diabetes
With diabetes becoming an epidemic, weight is something to watch very closely. I’ve tried to eat less per meal, but sometimes I end up snacking too often since it’s easy to do so at home.
Inactivity or sitting in a cramped position for long hours, over extended periods
Results in: DVT – Deep vein thrombosis
If you’re over 40, or have had surgery or recently had a baby or surgery, or are susceptible to any number of risk factors. It’s typically a traveller’s disease but does strike people with sedentary lives.
DVT or other reasons
Results in: heart attacks
Lack of fresh air
Results in: headaches
If you work and sleep in the same room
Results in: insomnia
Not speaking all day
Results in: hoarseness of throat, unless you conduct a lot of phone calls from home
That’s not to say that people working offline are not prone, but when you work at home, it’s easy to forget to exercise or even leave the house for fresh air on a regular basis. These are only a few ailments that someone working at home could be prone to. Now, the question is, how do we remind ourselves to actually take a break when we’re thinking, I’ll do it in a minute.
Any suggestions? Scheduling your time like a regular job might be the key.