Today, more and more people are working from home, using their laptops and smartphones from the comfort of their rooms. However, scientists at Furniture at Work warn of the risks of this lifestyle in the future. They created a 3D model of a woman working remotely in the year 2100. The model is named Anna and is a blonde woman with red eyes, a tired face, a hunched back, “clawed” hands and swollen legs.
Physical changes in the body of a person who works from home
According to the study, working from home can lead to serious physical problems. Constant use of laptops and smartphones, as well as sitting on the couch or bed, will lead to changes in posture. In addition, the unhealthy diet that people who work from home often choose to eat can lead to overweight problems. As a result, a person’s body can change for the worse, which can lead to serious illness.
The mental health of a person who works from home
Working from home can also negatively affect a person’s mental health. Lack of communication with coworkers and being in one place all the time can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Also, working from home can lead to stress and fatigue, which can affect job performance.
The benefits of commuting to work every day
Discover magazine previously wrote about how commuting to and from work daily can be beneficial for employees. Getting out of the house helps reduce stress and help switch between professional and home responsibilities. In addition, socializing with co-workers and new experiences can boost mood and motivation.
How to stay healthy while working from home
Despite the risks associated with working from home, steps can be taken to stay healthy. It’s important to watch your posture and choose a comfortable workstation, as well as take breaks to stretch and exercise. It’s also important to watch your diet and eat healthy foods, as well as socialize with co-workers and make time for hobbies and fun activities.