Telecommuting: How It Supports A Green Lifestyle

These days people are more interested in saving time energy, and ways to make their lives easier and more productive all at once.Our world is changing fast and sometimes it is hard to keep up.

Being a Baby boomer in a world filled with so many technical challenges to learn and keep up with can be a little intimidating. It is important though to familiarize yourself and try to keep up to date with how to stay connected without losing yourself in the mix. But working from home has improved my overall attitude about work, and has helped me to be more productive, and creative while at the same time helping to do my part in working towards a Greener way of living.

How I am benefiting from working at home

First I am saving money on gas every week! And although the price of gas has gone down, I am taking that money that I saved, and putting it towards investing in my business. I choose my own hours to work and by working in blocks of time, I can manage to get many things accomplished in an allotted amount of time, and also take breaks and a walk or do some yoga stretches in between.

Eating a healthy meal through the day is important to me being vegan, and health conscious of what I am feeding my body as well as my mind. I can eat at leisure setting a block of time, just for eating as well as for breaks and I still get everything accomplished in an efficient and timely manner. Still being professional and at the same time taking good care of myself, so I can work at my optimum best.

Telecommuting can ease the stress of having to commute back and forth to work in bad weather. It will definitely save some wear and tear on your vehicle and tires and save the time it would take to get back and forth from work. It can also save you money on dry cleaning costs!

Another great reason to work from home and help support a green lifestyle, because dry cleaning uses Perchloroethylene, a toxic chemical that is very harmful to our environment, and if you are concerned with helping reduce toxins you can look up where to find a green dry cleaner in your area instead.

Working from home enables you to work for longer periods and more comfortably by being in surroundings that are stress-free and conducive to your overall benefit. Create a workspace free of clutter. Make sure you have some water to keep hydrated. Have all of the tools and implements you may need close by to help you work efficiently, and so you do not have to keep getting up and down. Turn off all distractions unless some soft music in the background helps. And enjoy creating those masterpieces!

What Is the Impact of Modern Lifestyle on Our Health?

Lifestyle is all about the day to day choices we make: sports and exercise, work, food, looks, leisure time. It is a key factor for our health and according to Dr. Tim Armstrong from the World Health Organization, lifestyle-related diseases such as cancer and diabetes account for 35 million deaths each year (60% of all deaths).

What is an Unhealthy Lifestyle?

Physical inactivity, junk foods/fast foods, smoking, alcohol consumption and drug addiction are all related to an unhealthy lifestyle. Besides these, the major evolution of social media and jobs in the IT sector are putting people in more trouble. There are too many psychological and emotional stressors for all of us.

Impact of Modern Lifestyle on Health and Well-being

Unhealthy habits are associated with metabolic diseases, joint aches, skeletal problems, heart problems, hypertension, overweight and many more. Nutrition, lifestyle and health are closely related, so it is really up to us to maintain our body in great condition.

Let’s take a look at some points which many people are affected by:

Body Mass Index (BMI): High amount of junk food, carbonated drinks and poor diet cause obesity. You can learn more from your BMI. It is calculated from a formula that takes your weight and height into consideration and determines if you’re underweight, overweight or obese.

Unwillingness to Exercise: Exercise prevents insomnia, obesity, heart problems, diabetes… the list goes on. Exercise is also a stress buster. But because of our busy schedules, we often skip our workout routines.

Sleep: Proper sleep is the utmost basis for a healthier and happier life. Under-eye circles, stress, depression and weight gain all happen because of improper sleep. Using your computer and mobile up to midnight affects your sleep pattern and usually leads to insomnia and disturbed sleep. The addiction to mobile phones can result in depression.

Sexual behavior: Unhealthy choices may increase the risk of sexual dysfunction and sexual inactivity which can wreck your personal life.

Addictions: People get so busy and stressed out that they often turn to drugs, smoking and/or alcohol just to get away from their jam-packed schedule.

Medicines: Most people use medicines without a prescription – they just tell the pharmacist what the problem is and ask for something to ease the pain. This is considered a particularly dangerous unhealthy choice! It is always better to consult a doctor.

Physical inactivity: Letting the hours and days pass by and doing nothing is the worst and a leading cause of disease and disability. Some people call physical inactivity “the biggest public health problem of the 21st century”.

As the saying goes, “health is wealth”. We should all try and improve ourselves so we can be healthier and happier.

How to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle?

What is a healthy lifestyle? A good passionate career, comfortable home, healthy body and good relationships are indications of a good lifestyle.

Similarly, your smile, great energy, stamina and your healthy body promotes your healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is important to live a long and healthy life.

Our life revolves around 3 basic circles of concern named as health, career and relationships. A good career can solve 50% problems of your life. The rest can be solved by following fitness tips and good advice on relationship.

Key factors of a healthy lifestyle

  • Stop worrying and start living
  • Proper diet plans
  • Exercise
  • Relaxed Sleep
  • A great mindset to overcome difficulties
  • Good career

Stop worrying and start living

It is the title of a great book written by Mr. Dale Carnegie. It is a good book and I encourage you to read it. As mentioned in the title, it is important that you stop worrying about uncontrollable things in your life. Stop negative thinking. Think positive, feel positive, and act positive.

A great mindset to overcome difficulties

Our major problems are due to fear, doubt and other conflicts. Everyone faces certain problems in certain areas of our life. It is the nature of our life experience. It does not mean we should become worried. Tension has a direct negative influence upon our health.

Difficulties are a necessary part of our life. It almost impossible to avoid them but we can overcome them with our strength and lifestyle. You cannot adopt a healthy lifestyle, if you are always worried about your job and relationships.

Health

Health is a must necessity to live a healthy life. Do not forget to follow these fitness tips:

  1. It is recommended to have 3 to 4 fruit servings and 6 to 8 vegetable servings each day. My clients told me that it is not easy to do for more than one week, so I recommend you to have just 1 to 2 fruit servings each day.
  2. Salad in a 6 inch diameter plate
  3. One glass of juice
  4. 8 glasses of water
  5. Proper meals at right time
  6. Healthy snacking at 11Am( approximately 4 hours after breakfast)
  7. Evening tea( 3 to 4 hours after lunch)
  8. Juice or milk after dinner
  9. 10 to 20 minutes morning walk
  10. Evening exercise, 3 times in a week
  11. 8 hours relaxed sleep at night

Above recommended steps are easy to follow and they are the must factors of a healthy lifestyle. Do use these steps in your daily life and tell me about your experience.