5 Ways to Incorporate Movement into Your Work from Home Routine

Employees have been forced to work in a way they have never done before due to the global health situation. From juggling childcare to following quarantine guidelines, workers have to change both how they work and where they work.

A lot of office-based employees don’t have the right setup at home. Some don’t have a dedicated home office or the ergonomic equipment to work comfortably during the long workdays.

There are many opinions about how to work efficiently at home, especially during these challenging times. Our recommendation to you is MoveMore.

Movement is extremely important for our physical health, as well as our mental health. When you switch from sitting to standing every 30 minutes (what we call the Sit-Stand SwitchTM), your health, mind, and body will be positively impacted.

You might also consider taking short breaks to walk with colleagues for your physical and mental health. Research shows that moving alongside someone else improves self-esteem!

So make sure you keep moving for your physical and mental health and turn to qualified medical professionals and community resources if you’re struggling with mental health challenges.

A holistic approach to self-care is crucial during these stressful times. Here are 5 ways you can add movement and comfort to your workday for a more productive, tranquil you, even when the unexpected happens:


1.Set a reminder to stand

Use your smartphone or kitchen timer to set a 30-minute interval to prevent all-day sitting. Use a Fitbit or other wearable device to track your activities and remind yourself to move. Apps like Rise & Recharge will also remind you to make the Sit-Stand Switch!


2. Take a breath of fresh air

Take a short walk outside to enjoy the outdoors and get your steps in.There are many health benefits to sunshine and fresh air, including boosting your immunity.


3. Create an ergonomic workspace

Working on a small laptop or sitting on your couch for more than eight hours can harm your neck and back. Invest in a professional-grade, height-adjustable workstation to allow you to add low-level physical activity to your day without disrupting your work schedule.

Unlike the WorkFit®-Z Mini, which uses an existing desk and is ready to use out of the box, the new Mobile Desk can be moved wherever you want to work. We recommend adding a monitor arm for the most comfortable view. A second or third screen can boost productivity. Ergotron workspace planner will help you choose the right installation height for an ergonomic fit.


4. Try new ways to exercise

It’s okay if you can’t make it to the gym or the weather isn’t cooperating. You just need to get creative! You can find free online resources for at-home workouts. FitnessBlender and SarahBethYoga offer helpful videos. Try these simple exercises to sharpen your focus and stretch your muscles if you have a few minutes to spare.


5. Try to have standing meeting

On average, employees attend 62 meetings per month. When you work from home, you’ll spend hours on conference calls. Take advantage of your meeting time by standing while you are on the phone.
We hope you’re inspired to add movement to your workday! For more ergonomic products visit our ergotron products page. Do you have any other suggestions? Please share them with us on our social channels!

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