HOW TO PRIORITIZE YOUR HEALTH WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

Most of us have been moved OUT of our offices and IN to our living rooms for work, thanks to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Although times are changing and uncertainty surely lies ahead, we want YOU to stay positive, productive, and purposeful while working from home! I know how hard this has been for me. It was fine for the short run and we are pushing toward the two-month mark my fatigue of being positive is real.

Not to mention, we want you to stay on top of your health and wellness goals, too! Don’t let your progress slip away now that your office space looks a little different. (We know those trips to the pantry to get snacks can be tempting when you’re working 6 feet away from it!) Have you been struggling to get into a WFH routine? Are you having a hard time prioritizing your health? No worries, we got you. We’re sharing ten of our favorite tips to help you stay on top of your health and wellness goals while working from home!

Start with a morning routine-  There’s something about having a good morning routine that starts your day off on the right foot! Maybe your morning routine involves working out when you wake up. Maybe it involves watching the sunrise while your kids are still sleeping or starting with a time of reflection while you sip your morning coffee. Whatever it may be, do what YOU need to do to get your day started and feel your best. We recommend starting your day off with an attitude of gratitude! Before you start your day, write down three things you are thankful for!

Drink more water- Do your best to drink at least HALF of your body weight in ounces of water every day! A practical way to reach your water goals is to make a fun challenge out of it! Set a goal for yourself that by 10 am, you’ll drink x amount of ounces. Then a certain number of ounces by noon, then 2 pm, and so on. View it as a challenge, not a chore, and your hydration will SOAR! 😉

Take breaks to MOVE- Our bodies were created to move! It can be hard to stay focused and feel our best when we’re sitting down all day or staring at a computer screen. Not to mention movement has tons of great benefits to the body like increased blood circulation and digestion regulation. It also helps fight off the discomfort of staying sedentary for long periods of time and even helps prevent brain fog! Consider taking a walk around the block, stepping outside for some fresh air or even a dance party! Dance Party is the solution around our house you can find us on tick tock

Remember to eat! Proper nutrition is KEY to staying focused during your workday. Without our typical office work schedule and designated lunch breaks, it can be easy to forget to feed our bodies enough food! We can’t neglect nutrition during this time– Your body needs to be properly fueled! Want some nutrient-dense, whole-food recipes to keep in your lunch rotation? Try out this FASTer Way Cobb Salad or this Chicken Enchilada Bowl!

Plan your meals for the day- Before you begin your workday, it can be helpful to plan what you are going to eat and when you are going to eat it. This will reduce the possibility of mindlessly snacking and aimlessly eating throughout the day, as well as not eating enough! You can even pre-enter your meals into MyFitnessPal to make sure you’re hitting those macro goals for the day and giving your body what it needs!

Schedule in time for your workout- Be sure to plan ahead and schedule some time to get in a workout during the day! Thankfully, the FASTer Way workouts are only 30 minutes, so there’s no need to take a 2-hour break to run on the treadmill! All you need is a 30-minute slot to get that workout in! You’ll feel more energized AND more motivated to power through the rest of your day! So, don’t forget to schedule in some time for that workout… Trust us, you’ll be glad you did! 

Mindful eating not aimless snacking- We get it, you’re home with your family and oftentimes, what does everyone want? JUNK FOOD! It can be easy to grab for those cheesy chips or those sugary sweets because they’re convenient. However, we want to encourage you to be intentional and mindful when choosing your food! Don’t grab for the chips because they’re convenient– Be MINDFUL about what snacks you are going to eat throughout the day and plan ahead! If you know you have some nuts in the pantry or some fresh fruit in the fridge, be intentional to remind yourself that those are the snacks you are going to eat for the day! 

Include foods that boost concentration! Foods like blueberries, avocados, green tea, leafy green vegetables, fatty fish and flaxseeds are all GREAT to include in your work-from-home diet to enhance brain power and prolong focus. These will be especially helpful to get through that 3 pm slump and power through the rest of your workday!

Sip on herbal teas- Looking to shake up the water routine a bit?! Add in some herbal tea! Herbal teas are a great additive to your work routine to stay hydrated while boosting up on those antioxidants! Not to mention, they’ll keep you away from those sugary drinks, too!

Call on Community- Just because you’re not at the office does not mean you don’t need the support of a community! Give your brain a break and do your soul some good– Check in with a coworker! Give a friend at work a quick call. Join them for virtual coffee. Send each other lighthearted memes throughout the day. Keeping in communication is key for your mental and emotional health during this time. It will keep you feeling valued and connected!

Friends, we want you to continue making your health and wellness a priority during this time. There are practical steps you can take to take to ensure you are living AND feeling your best and healthiest life!

Ready to get started? Invite a coworker to join you in your journey and live the FASTer Way lifestyle with you! Remember, accountability is KEY! Reach out to a coworker or friend TODAY and encourage them to join our next round of FASTer Way.


NOW is the time to call on community! Come join the FASTer Way family where you’ll receive support like no other. You don’t have to reach your health and wellness goals alone, our 100% virtual community is here to support YOU! Already enjoyed a FASTer Way round? Jump into the VIP Membership community to continue experiencing the FASTer Way lifestyle with additional support and monthly challenges! We are here for you!

Remember to eat! Proper nutrition is KEY to staying focused during your workday. Without our typical office work schedule and designated lunch breaks, it can be easy to forget to feed our bodies enough food! We can’t neglect nutrition during this time– Your body needs to be properly fueled! Want some nutrient-dense, whole-food recipes to keep in your lunch rotation? Try out this FASTer Way Cobb Salad or this Chicken Enchilada Bowl!

Plan your meals for the day- Before you begin your workday, it can be helpful to plan what you are going to eat and when you are going to eat it. This will reduce the possibility of mindlessly snacking and aimlessly eating throughout the day, as well as not eating enough! You can even pre-enter your meals into MyFitnessPal to make sure you’re hitting those macro goals for the day and giving your body what it needs!

Schedule in time for your workout- Be sure to plan ahead and schedule some time to get in a workout during the day! Thankfully, the FASTer Way workouts are only 30 minutes, so there’s no need to take a 2 hour break to run on the treadmill! All you need is a 30 minute slot to get that workout in! You’ll feel more energized AND more motivated to power through the rest of your day! So, don’t forget to schedule in some time for that workout… Trust us, you’ll be glad you did! 

Mindful eating not aimless snacking- We get it, you’re home with your family and oftentimes, what does everyone want? JUNK FOOD! It can be easy to grab for those cheesy chips or those sugary sweets because they’re convenient. However, we want to encourage you to be intentional and mindful when choosing your food! Don’t grab for the chips because they’re convenient– Be MINDFUL about what snacks you are going to eat throughout the day and plan ahead! If you know you have some nuts in the pantry or some fresh fruit in the fridge, be intentional to remind yourself that those are the snacks you are going to eat for the day! 

Include foods that boost concentration! Foods like blueberries, avocados, green tea, leafy green vegetables, fatty fish and flaxseeds are all GREAT to include in your work-from-home diet to enhance brain power and prolong focus. These will be especially helpful to get through that 3 pm slump and power through the rest of your work day!

Sip on herbal teas- Looking to shake up the water routine a bit?! Add in some herbal tea! Herbal teas are a great additive to your work routine to stay hydrated, while boosting up on those antioxidants! Not to mention, they’ll keep you away from those sugary drinks, too!

Call on Community- Just because you’re not at the office does not mean you don’t need the support of a community! Give your brain a break and do your soul some good– Check in with a coworker! Give a friend at work a quick call. Join them for virtual coffee. Send each other lighthearted memes throughout the day. Keeping a community is key for your mental and emotional health during this time. It will keep you feeling valued and connected!

Friends, we want you to continue making your health and wellness a priority during this time. There are practical steps you can take to take to ensure you are living AND feeling your best and healthiest life!

Ready to get started? Invite a coworker to join you in your journey and live the FASTer Way lifestyle with you! Remember, accountability is KEY! Reach out to a coworker or friend TODAY and encourage them to join our next round of FASTer Way.