MADRID, 28 (OPPORTUNITY)
Sometimes the fatigue, anxiety, satiety and even sadness that flood us can be due to the hours we spend in front of the computer working remotely. And this Covid outbreak has completely changed our lives, and there are many professionals who have been doing their jobs since the incident, which means they don’t disconnect when they finish their workday. . It is very important that it does not affect your physical and mental health, so you should be aware of the impact telework has on your life.
To prevent these problems from occurring, Cigna Medical Service has identified some signs that could detect that working from home is beginning to affect physical and mental health:
Difficulty breaking with professional obligations.
The increased use of new technologies and many people moving to keep their desks at home made it difficult to leave work after working hours. If you don’t get enough rest and work-related problems, you may experience the so-called “burnout”, which especially damages your mental health.
Involuntary increase in working hours.
For work from home to work, it is essential to find a way to organize and manage yourself in an efficient and productive way. If this is not done, there is a risk of overwork, an unintentional increase in workday and the result of feeling overwhelmed and frustrated because the company did not fit what it wanted.
More isolation feeling.
Daily socialization with other colleagues and supervisors is reduced. For those who live alone, this reduction in direct contact with others can create feelings of loneliness, or worse, loneliness; an emotion that can manifest itself both physically and psychologically in the long term and in turn lead to increased levels of stress and anxiety.
Lower mental speed and concentration.
The accumulation of negative thoughts and stressful situations is not positive for the mind. This is because when we are stressed we cannot take control or put our thoughts in order. In addition, it should be noted that the body and the brain go hand in hand, so insufficient mobility will also cause a decrease in blood flow. This, among other things, impairs brain activity, leading to a decrease in intellectual performance, especially in terms of memory and attention.
From a physical point of view, sitting for a few hours without combining it with some form of physical activity can also cause unnecessary strain on the waist. In addition, there is poor ergonomics of the workplace: uncomfortable chairs, small tables, doing work tasks while sitting on the couch or lying in bed, the computer is in the wrong position, poor lighting. .. All of this causes poor posture, which can cause muscle pain and contractures.
Similarly, waking up and sitting right at the computer without having to commute has little effect on calories. If this emotional hunger is added, which is caused by the current feeling of isolation, loneliness, stress, or uncertainty and impulsively ingesting calorie and poorly nutritious food, the risk of gaining weight is very high. highest.
Night rest problems.
Being in a state of tension prevents you from getting enough sleep. A good solution to reverse this situation is to do some physical activity as it translates into significant energy expenditure and aids in the release of endorphins. However, if such an effort is not made, the energy expenditure that conveys the need for rest to the body will not be the proper secretion of endorphin hormones that directly affect our relaxation and alertness. sleep. loop.
Heaviness in the legs.
Sitting for a long time also impairs blood circulation, especially in the legs, and increases water retention in the lower extremities. It causes heaviness, fatigue, swelling and even pain in that part of the body.
Digestive system disorders
A sedentary position during the working day also impairs the intestinal passage and absorption of nutrients, causing poor digestion and diarrhea or constipation.