Work-From-Home New Year’s Resolutions
January 4, 2021
New Year’s resolutions for 2021 are likely quite different than past years. If you are working from home, adapting these four resolutions could make for a healthier and happier you.
Establish a Routine
It can be difficult to keep regular meal times when your commute is now a few steps down the hall and the kitchen is right around the corner. Try to get back into old habits and eat meals every 4-5 hours. Snacks should be planned out and purposeful. Examples: apple and 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter or 5-6 crackers and a piece of cheese or ½ cup cottage cheese and ½ cup blueberries.
Keep your Office and Home Separate
Your desk should be a food-free zone. When it’s time to eat, take a break and sit at the dining table for a meal. This will prevent you from grazing on high-calorie, high-carb munchies all day.
Dress the Part
For me, pajamas = rest. So staying in sweats all day might make you feel less productive. Wear a top that makes you feel good about yourself and if you can get away with it, wear workout gear on bottom! Now you’re halfway prepared for a good home workout.
A New Kind of Commute
If you’re no longer commuting to work, take that time to go for a brisk walk in the morning and evening. Fresh air and exercise will help you start and end your day on the right foot (no pun intended).
Gabrielle Nichisti, RD, LDN
Gabrielle Nichisti, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian with the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Lancaster General Health.
Education: A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Nichisti values both education and counseling to connect with her patients. Passionate about leading an enjoyable, healthy lifestyle, Nichisti strives to help others overcome obesity, diabetes and heart disease.