Staying Active as a Remote Employee

Written by Petra Davidson

As Remote EEG Technologists and members of the health care environment, we should all be maintaining good health in order to promote good health. Every day there are many new advances in portable, office sized exercise equipment. This makes it much easier to stay active while working hard in your home office!

Staying active not only means keeping our bodies within a healthy BMI, maintaining a well-balanced diet and adequate cardiovascular endurance, but also keeping our minds sharp. All of these areas of health rely on one another. We must maintain an adequate diet to maintain our physical and mental health as well as our continued neurological health. 

There are multiple ways to achieve this goal. Here are a few:

Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that is more than being flexible. When practiced properly, the intentional focused breathing, postures and stretching lead to a higher level of focus and concentration. Try doing a 5-minute yoga flow each day and see the benefits first-hand!

Cardiovascular or Strength Training

Using a pedal bike or stationary bike is a great way to get cardio in if you don’t like to run! If it’s nice out, bike around your neighborhood. If not, you can use a stationary bike in your home during your lunch break. There are many ways to get cardio in that don’t require any equipment at all! You can also do simple exercises with hand weights or resistance bands if you’re looking for more strength-based training. Don’t have weights? Use a jug of laundry detergent or fill a backpack with books!

Brain Games

Doing brain games and mental tasks such as puzzles, reading, and working on continuing your education are all equally important to achieving and maintaining excellent health!

For additional resources check out the CDC’s website:

https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/initiatives/resource-center/case-studies/engaging-remote-employees.html