Working from home this winter? How to protect your mental and physical health.

With furlough coming to an end, continuing uncertainty due to COVD and Brexit fast approaching we face a long winter ahead. Winter presents a number of health challenges particularly if you are working from home to simply move from your desk to the sofa and go into hibernation. Therefore it is vital that we take action now to protect ourselves and our team in the months ahead.

On Tuesday 27th October we shared some practical strategies and tips that you can follow to keep you and your team physically and mentally well this winter. I’m joined by Juliette Cassidy, who is a fitness professional, yoga teacher and healthy eating expert. Juliette owns and runs Heat Fitness in Stirling. She and I will be discussing the following topics:

  • The challenges we face working from home, from alleviating shoulder, neck and back pain to learning how to switch off and relax in our own homes.
  • What we can do to make ourselves more flexible, supple and stronger, which in turn will cut back on muscle imbalances, injuries and the side effects of sitting and bad posture.
  • How to manage your eating habits when the kitchen is next door! Healthy snacks and hacks to ensure you are eating to fuel your body and brain.
  • Tips and tools to manage stress, bad sleep, the winter blues and that feeling of being tired, but wired.
  • Tips for business owners on how they can best support their team as we head to winter.

How we live and work has completely changed therefore how we look after our mental and physical health has to take those changes into account. This winter we will need to make adjustments particularly those of us working at home as it is so easy to move from the desk, to the sofa, to bed and repeat.
Watch now to learn some practical steps you can take this winter to protect you, your team and your business.


With guidance changing so frequently, we are doing our best to keep you up to date. The information provided in the recording above is our understanding at this point in time (27th October 2020), however, as more and different advice becomes available this position may change, and we will update accordingly. This is an evolving and unfolding situation, and we take the view that various measures may need to be applied for different sets of circumstances at an appropriate time. We as a team are available to discuss with you what measures are available to you.

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