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Promoting Healthy Eating When Working From Home on World Health Day 2020

World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April each year. Since its observance started, on this day, every year, the world focuses on specific health themes that are of priority to the World Health Organization. In 2020, owing to the worldwide spread of Coronavirus, the subject of this occasion was “health care access to all.”

This year almost everyone is working from home. The work schedules of all individuals have altered to a great extent. Similarly, people’s eating schedules have also changed drastically. While that could be considered harmful for health, people’s health across the world is doing great, thanks to all the home-cooked food they’re having. Plus, everyone has plenty of time to get into the habit of shaping up.


Pexels | The theme for World Health Day 2020 was better health for all

Additionally, experts suggest that the following tips can further help to enhance health while working from home:

Position your desk appropriately

Make sure that your workstation’s setup is away from the kitchen; otherwise, you may get tempted to check what’s cooking multiple times a day.

Focus on real nutrition

Although home-cooked food is adequate for most, it is vital to make sure that you have a balanced diet. Carbohydrates, proteins, vegetables, fruits, juices, and milk products should be consumed regularly.

Timings are vital

Fixing your meal timings is beneficial. Maintain gaps between meals as per a typical office day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the accurate timing and snacks between the meals will keep your body regulated.

Read – Why timings are Important

Portions to be monitored

If you aren’t much active physically, you have to keep a check on your meal portions. Extra food may make you put on weight. Ideally, it would be best if you had a balanced meal with small portions.


Pexels | Monitor your meal portions to inculcate healthy eating

Have plenty of fluids

Keeping yourself hydrated is equally significant. Don’t forget to sip water at regular intervals. It is good to keep your water bottle at your workstation. Even juices and shakes can be helpful.

Avoid caffeine if you can

Too much caffeine intake is detrimental to health. Therefore, refrain from having more than 2 cups of tea or coffee a day. It’s essential to keep your body in a healthy state.

Practice meditation, yoga, or physical workouts

While working hours have stretched to a longer time, still, try to take out time to exercise and practice relaxation techniques. Being at home allows you to take care of yourself. Hence, indulge yourself in recreational activities too.


Pexels | Engage in sufficient physical exercise

Read – Tips to Relax when you Work from Home

To sum up

Working from home has provided us with an excellent opportunity to focus on our well-being. Practicing healthy eating habits and exercise, recreational activities, and spending quality time with family are a few optimistic and worthwhile outcomes of the lockdown. So make the best use of it.

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