Your Coronavirus Work-From-Home Wellness Plan

Expert advice on staying active, where to sit, and what to snack on when your home becomes your office

Dana G Smith
Elemental
Published in
7 min readMar 17, 2020

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InIn light of Covid-19, thousands of people are starting to work from home, and on behalf of freelancers, writers, and programmers everywhere, I would like to say, “Welcome to the couch.”

As a health and science writer, I have been working from home pretty much full time for almost three years. Full disclosure: There are a lot of bad habits you can fall into. And, yes, distractions, endless snacks, and having no technical reason to leave your bed or put on pants can leave you feeling blah mentally and physically. But I’ve also learned that with the right routine, your home can be conducive to a healthier work environment than the office.

Here’s a run-down on ways you can set yourself up for work-from-home wellness success.

Stay active using the “Pomodoro Technique”

While being cooped up in the house all day may hurt your step count, especially if you walk or bike as part of your commute, it doesn’t have to. The best thing about working from home is you’ve gained back all the…

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Dana G Smith
Elemental

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental