- Oct 15, 2016
What advice can you give someone who works from home and has to spend long hours sitting at the computer when it comes to weight loss and keeping fit?
I think the "have a separate room for work" advice is key. I worked from home exclusively for a short period a few years ago while finished my thesis, and I used one room in my then apartment as my home office. That room was for work and work only. I was only in that room when I was working, and I did not go into that room when I was not working (except to clean it, of course ).My husband has worked at home for about 5 years. He has an office downstairs and he uses that room for work only; at our old house he used a computer room upstairs right by the living room and he found he was too easily distracted. He also makes sure to eat lunch at our kitchen table rather than eating in his office. He gets up and at least walks around about once an hour and has a dart board set up downstairs that he'll go take a break to just get up and move around.
Over the years I have noticed he doesn't like staying at home on the weekends because he is home all the time and even though he is on conference calls he misses being able to see and talk to people.
He finds he can get a lot more work done since there are fewer distractions.