Work From Home Tips

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Work From Home Tips



WFH Tips

With the ongoing lockdown within Ontario, many of our patients in Mississauga and all over the G.T.A. are continuing to work from home. Here at the Active Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we are aware of the impact working from home can have on your spine and your health. Here are three simple, practical tips to help with your health and well-being, while you work from home:

  1. Change your clothes
    When the pandemic first started, many people rejoiced at the fact that they would be able to wear pajama bottoms to their Monday meetings. A year later, many professionals are finding it hard to separate their work and home life as both are carried out in the same environment. Not everyone has the luxury of a home office, with many people working from their dining room tables or even their bedrooms. Changing out of your pajamas and into an outfit you regularly wear to work, can help to mentally prepare you for your workday. Once the clock hits 5 pm, changing into your sweatpants may even feel like a mental reward. Changing your clothes is one small but beneficial step in the development of a healthier mind during this lockdown. A healthy mind helps maintain a healthy spine.

  2. Move every 30 minutes
    If you are currently seeing a Mississauga chiropractor at the Active Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, you know that movement is not only encouraged but is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Many people working from home find themselves hunched over computer screens for hours at a time. Our chiropractors recommend changing your position every 30 minutes. Consider investing in a sit-stand desk for your workstation. Do you have frequent meetings or phone calls throughout your day? Try plugging your headphones into your phone, and taking walks outside during these meetings and calls. With all this movement, it is important to keep yourself & your spine hydrated with water regularly. Find small ways to incorporate movement into your workday, even if it is as small as shifting your position every 30 minutes.

  3. Open your windows
    Transitioning into warmer weather, everyone wants to be outside. With a full workday, taking regular breaks to step outside may not be a viable option. Even so, it is still important to get fresh air into your lungs. So, open up your windows and blinds. Let the air and light into your household and workspace. Allow your body to inhale the fresh air and soak in the sunshine. During your breaks, take some time at your open window, your balcony, or your backyard deck to slow and steady your breathing. Your mind and body will benefit from this small modification.

    If you find that working from home has affected your health, don’t hesitate to book with your local Mississauga chiropractors at the Active Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre. We look forward to walking alongside you on your journey to better mental and physical health.

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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Closed

Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday
Closed