Working from home can potentially save you time and money. But did you know that it can also help save your health? (Provided that the right boundaries are in place, of course.)
There are many advantages that accompany a WFH setup, the most obvious ones being its cost-effectiveness and inherent flexibility. However, another one would be its potentially beneficial effects on our overall health and wellbeing.
Let’s have a look at five of them:
You Can Eat Healthier
We’re all too familiar with the lunch setup when you work at an office. Some people pack their own lunch, but if there’s no microwave at the office, they’ll have to enjoy it cold. Others go for lunch out and end up spending a lot on fast yet unhealthy meals.
A remote work set-up spares you from these limited food options. With your kitchen literally within reach, you can prepare healthy food from your pantry staples.
You Can Get More Sleep
Before the pandemic, living near the workplace was a (costly) privilege. Some business owners even have to travel long distances or take long commutes just to get to the office. And that’s not counting the time it takes to get ready in the mornings.
With a remote set-up, you can get to work as soon as you wake up, so you can get extra time to sleep. Better sleep, in turn, helps improve your overall decision-making processes and productivity. What a win-win.
You Can Lower Your Stress Levels
Regardless of where we live, we can agree that traffic jams, long commutes, and high costs of living are stressful.
It’s a good thing that remote work does away with all of these. When you manage your business from home, there’s no need to endure rush hour or have to shell out money for office rental expenses and utilities.
Thus, you can eliminate common stressors and focus on more important things that are worth your time and attention. Such as growing your business – and cultivating a healthier work-life balance.
You Won’t Get Sick As Often
Eating healthier, sleeping better, and cutting down on stress is always good for the immune system. However, there’s more to the potential health benefits of remote work than that.
One of the reasons why people tend to stay healthier when they work from home is because they lessen their exposure to germs and viruses.
According to certain surveys, a lot of professionals still report to work even when they’re feeling under the weather. As a result, they spread germs easily throughout the office – and pass them along to their colleagues.
No such risk when you work remotely, of course.
You Have Time for Exercise
You can use the time you save from not having to commute to work out. Why not go for a morning run before you log in for the day, for instance?
If you feel burned out from all the meetings, you can even take a quick break and do some light exercises. Any time of the day (or night).
With a more flexible daily schedule, you have more reasons (and time) to actually get up and move. And your body will thank you for it.
You can’t take care of your business if you don’t take care of your body first. When you invest in your health, you can reap the rewards in all aspects of your personal and professional life.
Remote Staff has been assisting AU SMEs and entrepreneurs like you with the help of our remote workers from the Philippines since 2007. Aside from hiring, we also provide onboarding assistance so you’ll have more time -and energy- to also take better care of yourself.