One of the benefits of working for another company is that they will often provide health insurance as well as other benefits. But what if you work for a company that doesn’t provide health insurance, or you have your own business? Health insurance is important for most people to have, especially if you have medical problems that require frequent doctor visits and/or medication. And now Obamacare has made it mandatory for everyone to have health insurance. So how do you go about finding health insurance if you work from home?
When you work from home, it’s important to find ways to save time and stay organized, so that you can spend more time on your work and less time on outside distractions. In this blog post, I’ll discuss some ways to save time and stay organized while working from home. Some of these ideas are discussed in the book Bit Literacy, by Mark Hurst. Please note that while I’ll be referring to his book and some of the methods he discusses, I am not being paid by Mark Hurst or his company, Creative Good, for mentioning the book. I just think it’s an excellent book and wanted to share some of the things I learned from it, and how they can be applied to working from home.
One thing that most work from home companies require is that you have a reliable high-speed Internet connection. But sometimes things happen that interfere with your Internet service – your Internet service provider could be doing work in your area, or your modem could get worn out and stop working. This post will provide information on what to do when your Internet service goes down.
Because most work from home jobs are very sedentary, many people end up gaining weight when they work from home. Their jobs, as well as their other commitments, leave them little time to exercise. Luckily, there are a few workouts you can do at your desk. This post will provide some information on these workouts, as well as links to access them.
11 Minute Chair Cardio Workout – This is a beginner to intermediate workout. It is a low impact cardio workout that you can do while you’re sitting in a chair. Because this workout is done sitting in a chair, there is no impact on your joints, and you don’t need any equipment. If you want to get more of a workout, you can speed up or slow down the movements.
9 Minute Seated Arm and Shoulder Workout – This beginner to intermediate workout leads you through a series of arm and shoulder exercises that you can do while sitting in a chair. These exercises tone the biceps, triceps, forearms, shoulders and upper back. When doing this workout, be sure you’re not sitting in a chair with wheels, and also make sure you engage your core muscles while doing this workout. This workout requires weights, however the first time I did it I used no weights so I could get used to the movements. The amount of weight you choose is up to you, but be sure you don’t use a weight that’s too heavy or too light – if you’re trying to define your muscles you want to be able to lift the weight 12-15 times before your muscles get tired.
12 Minute Seated Core Desk Workout – This 12 minute workout leads you through a series of exercises that work the abs, obliques and lower back. You don’t need any equipment for this workout, but you’ll want to make sure you’re sitting in a stable chair when you do this workout. When you’re doing this workout, be sure to sit as tall as possible and engage your abdominal muscles during every move. Also, be sure you work through your own range of motion – don’t overdo the exercises to the point of being in pain.
Additional Desk Workouts
- If you have a stability ball, try sitting on that while you work.
- If you have light weights, take a short break and do some arm exercises with them.
- Take short breaks and do some push-ups – push-ups can be done facing a wall as on the floor, or do some squats or lunges.
- If you want to get some cardio in, take short breaks and run or march in place – if you do phone work though, be sure that you don’t get too winded in between calls!
Working from home has many advantages, but one of the biggest disadvantages is that unless you’re tech savvy, or know someone who is, you have to take care of your own computer problems. There are some simple fixes for common technical problems though, as well as ways you can cut down on technical problems – this post will discuss those fixes, and provide some advice on cutting down on technical problems.