More and more of us are spending increased time at home to stop the spread of COVID-19. It’s the right choice, but it also has it downsides.
That’s especially true when it comes to maintaining healthy habits. It can be all too easy to grab the junk food snacks or sit in one place all day. Here are three simple tips to help you be healthy.
Stay active – keep moving.
We all know this one, but it’s important. There are countless online workouts and yoga classes to try for free or by subscription, but you can also dance while cooking or doing the dishes, take jumping jack breaks, or go for a walk to mark the end of your workday. Every move counts, and so try to bring the fun into everyday activities.
Make sure your home is safe – test for radon
Radon is a radioactive gas that’s in all our homes. If your home has high levels of radon, all the time you’re spending at home these days could be increasing your exposure and your risk of lung cancer. Long-term exposure to elevated levels of radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to test. You can buy an inexpensive DIY kit or have a professional come in and do the test for you.
Get the right set up – ease your pain
Whatever your workspace looks like, making it ergonomic is crucial. It’ll save you a lot of neck and back pain or discomfort, eye strain and visits to chiropractors. You can purchase a dedicated standing desk or the latest supportive office chair, but if you want to save some cash or you feel like a project, head to YouTube for some DIY tutorials. If you’ve been doing online shopping, hang on to some of those boxes and try making a foot stool or computer riser.
Find more information about radon testing at takeactiononradon.ca