How to Work From Home In Comfort This Winter 2021
Friday, 18 December 2020 | Paul
Working from home exacerbates many of the existing problems we experience during the winter months: light deprivation, cold and increased stress to name just a few. Here at Health and Care we've identified six of the most common problems and suggested an economical and practical solution.
Home Office Ideas and Concerns
The pandemic has forced many office workers to retreat to their homes this winter. We might be more protected from catching the virus, but that doesn't mean we're not vulnerable to the pitfalls of home-working. Home-offices are the new normal, so it's important you're prepared to deal with any problems that may arise.
Looking for Something In Particular?
Are you facing a particular issue working from home? To skip ahead to our solution just see the list below:
One big advantage of working in an office is that employers generally heat them over winter. However, if you're working from home you probably won't be keen on leaving the heating on all day. It's important to find a cheap and efficient way of heating your workspace for both your comfort and your health.
Our Solution: Beurer HD 75 Cosy Heated Blanket
For a full list of similar products why not try our Heating and Warmth category. The HomeGlow B-Warm Heated Seat Cover is a great alternative, fitting over the back of your favourite chair and providing unobtrusive warmth throughout the day.
Natural sunlight has a big impact on both our body and our mood, and the lack of it can lead to lethargy, disrupted sleep and depression. If you're working from home all day you'll probably feel starved of the sun's rays, and your work and happiness will suffer.
Our Solution: Beurer TL 100 Daylight Therapy SAD Lamp
For a full list of similar products why not try our SAD light and Light Therapy Category.
Most office workers spend an enormous amount of time clicking, scrolling and typing. This can leave your hands especially vulnerable to the cold, as you can't easily tuck them under a blanket. Cold fingers are both distracting and uncomfortable.
Our Solution: Raynaud's Disease Fingerless Silver Gloves
For a full list of similar products try our Heated Clothing category.
For many of us, our commute to and from work represented a significant portion of our overall exercise. It can be tempting to stop exercising altogether over lockdown, however you'll find yourself listless if you don't expend that energy.
Our Solution: Pedal Exerciser With Pedometer
For a full list of similar products why not see our Fitness at Home category.
Depending on your living situation, you might find the only place you can work at home is in bed. There are some obvious comfort advantages to this, but it can cause serious damage to your back if you're unsupported.
Our Solution: Harley Bed Relaxer White Bed Wedge Pillow
For a full list of relevant products try our Pressure Relief category.
Insomnia and anxiety have both skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic for obvious reasons. For many people, being surrounded by others in an office setting is a good way of releasing tension. Now that we can't socialise the same way during work hours, how can we cope with the excess stress?
Our Solution: Beurer LA30 Colour Change Aroma Diffuser
For a full list of similar products please see our Air Purifiers category.
Count Your Blessings...
If you're finding it tough to deal with home-working then take a deep breath and think about all the money you've saved on your commute. Why not put it to use acquiring the right workspace amenities? Ensure your home-office scores highly for employee satisfaction!