With the current global pandemic, many have found themselves working from home for the last quarter, swapping the office for the living room.
For some people, this means making 10 steps into the living room instead of a healthy 30-minute walk into the office, getting the blood pumping each morning.
Obviously, there are advantages and disadvantages to the whole working from home set up, but unless you picked up a love for running and fitness during the lockdown, it has meant more eating and a lot less moving.
The discovery platform has recently released a model of what remote workers could look like in 25 years if they don’t get a hold on these naughty habits.
Susan is a model, created by psychologists and fitness experts, to show people into taking note of what will happen if people continue to ignore guidelines put in place for those working remotely.
Predictably, Susan has a poor posture from sitting in front of a screen all day, most likely on a dining room chair not designed for office work, and little to no exercise. She also has computer vision syndrome and dark circles from staring at the screen all day, as well as more wrinkles on the face.
Susan is severely overweight from too much eating snacks and nowhere near enough movement. She’s incredibly pale and is suffering from hair loss due to a lack of vitamin D.
Additionally, what can’t be seen by the naked eye is that Susan also suffers from mental health problems through a lack of human contact and stress which can lead to increased blood pressure. And in turn chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease.
In short, do not be like Susan, look after your physical and mental health.