3 simple tips to boost your health at home


(NC) For many of us, it’s been tricky to create or maintain healthy habits while the world continues to be so topsy turvy. To help you be healthy, follow these three simple tips:

Stay active – keep moving.
We all know this one, but it’s important. There are countless online workouts and yoga classes to try for free or by subscription, but you can also dance while cooking or doing the dishes, take jumping jack breaks, or go for a walk to mark the end of your workday. Every move counts, and so try to bring the fun into everyday activities.

Get the right set up – ease your pain
After a couple of years of working from home, it's time to get serious about your home office setup if you haven’t already. Though you may be back in the office part or most of the time, hybrid work is likely here to stay.

Whatever your workspace looks like, making it ergonomic is crucial. It’ll save you a lot of neck and back pain or discomfort, eye strain and visits to chiropractors. Do your research and ask your friends and family what’s worked for them to help you find the best fit.

Make sure your home is safe – test for radon
Radon is a radioactive gas that’s in all our homes. If your home has a high level of radon, all the time you’re spending at home these days could be increasing your exposure and your risk of lung cancer. Long-term exposure to elevated levels of radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

The only way to know the radon level in your home is to test. You can buy an inexpensive DIY kit or have a professional come in and do the test for you.

Find more information about radon testing at canada.ca/radon.


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