Health@home – Day 2
Due to national measures to control the spread of the corona virus, many people spend most of their time at home. This is a challenge both for the work- and the family situation. Each day this week we will give you tips and advise on how to handle this difficult situation, DAY 2:
Topic 1: Mental health: Aker Care psychologist Brynjar Gunnarskog give you an educational and helpful introduction on how to avoid “cabin fever”.
Cabin fever: The Corona virus is spreading in our country and many of us are quarantined and isolated, and/or staying home/working from home. Some have also been temporarily laid off from work, which makes the days even longer and more demanding. Some of you feel the challenges of being home and being isolated. These are in many ways signs of what we call “cabin fever”. In this article you will find more information about “cabin fever” and practical advice on measures to prevent it and strengthen your mental health. To read the article click here. Note; the article refers to another article on “how to handle worrying thoughts”, this article will be published tomorrow, April 1 in health@home Day 3.
Topic 2: Ergonomics/Physical activity
Working from home can be challenging with regards to ergonomics. The ergonomic principles will nevertheless be the same for both office and home-office in terms of how to prevent muscle- and skeletal problems.
Excercise No 2: (in Norwegian only, but easy to follow)
Home office ergonomics – Self-assessment of workstation
Home office can present challenges regarding the ergonomic working environment. The ergonomic principles will nevertheless be the same for both office and home-office in terms of how to prevent muscle- and skeletal problems. We want to give you some tips and advice so you can avoid and prevent repetitive strain injuries as a result of a prolonged home office situation.
This checklist is intended to help you evaluate your workplace at your home office. We recommend that everyone perform this evaluation, but it is especially important for those who have had or are beginning to feel pain.
Workout-app: Myworkout GO
As we are unable to run our Aker Care group trainings as usual, we would like to help stay active. In addition to the Aker Care online training videos (available shortly), we recommend the health and fitness app Myworkout GO. In this app there are more than 100 excercise videos both for indoors and outdoors use. You do not need gym facilities. Watch a short presentation video of the app.
Get the app for free by using this link. The offer is valid for 2 months, or until the Aker Care group workouts start up again.