Leading Healthy Lifestyles

A healthy lifestyle helps lawyers thrive throughout life. Stay healthy with annual medical checkups, balanced meals, daily meditation, and weekly exercise. Avoid digital addiction by turning off notifications, putting devices away during family time, and setting daily time limits on personal use of email and social media. Practice mindfulness with a daily Yoga class and listening to meditation music before bedtime. Read below for additional tips and resources to improve your health and productivity. The resources include articles, books and websites for lawyers.

More Tips

Be Active - Do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise several times a week. Get up from your desk at least hourly for a two a minute walk. 

Dink Water - Drink 125 ounces/day (91 ounces for women) of water every day to regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, prevent infections, and keep organs functioning.

Eat Well - A healthy diet will reduce the risk of complications from Coronavirus. Eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods.

Get Physical - Stand up when possible while working and take exercise breaks. Go for a walk after meals.  Track your activity using a fitness app on your smartphone.

Go Outdoors - Take weekly excursions to city parks and gardens. Meet up with family and friends for walks and driveway visits.  

Keep Social - Use video conferencing to stay connected with associates, clients, family, and friends. Attend webinars and virtual religious services.

Limit Screen Time - Take an hourly break to get up from your desk for physical activity and mental rest. Turn off notifications on computers and phones to eliminate distractions.

Practice Hygiene - After vaccination, continue hand washing and wear your mask. Cover sneezes and coughs, increase your hydration, maintain social distancing, and minimize non-essential travel. 

Seek Help - Use technology to improve your efficiency. Avoid work overloads by hiring help on a part-time or temporary basis. Contact health care professionals if you are feeling anxious, sick, or depressed.

Stay Rested Get at least seven hours of sleep every night. Your body needs sleep to consolidate memory, decompress, and rebuild cells. Try using a digital device for a moment of relaxing meditation or music before going to sleep.

Use Proper Ergonomics - Be mindful of ergonomics when working long hours at a desk. Keep your arms bent at a 90-degree angle. Adjust your monitor so that your eyes are level with the top of it.  Consider using a standup desk or get up for frequent walks.

Conclusion. - Surviving the Coronavirus pandemic is more like a marathon than a sprint. Stay energized by eating well, taking daily walks, going on weekend outings, and staying socially connected. 


Resources for Further Reading

Apps - Health, MeditationNutrition, and Well-Being, and Workout.

Articles - Approaches to Lawyer Wellness, Better Food ChoicesBoosting Immune SystemsDigital Detox, Law Office Ergonomics, Living a Happier Life, Maintaining Mental HealthSocial Media Usage, Seeking SerenityStaying Healthy, Taking a Mental Health Dayand Walking to Reduce Stress.

Books - The Anxious LawyerThe Reflective CounselorLawyer's Guide to SuccessYoga for LawyersThe Happy Lawyer, and Wellness Guide for Lawyers.

Technology - Health and Fitness Devices,

Websites - ABACDCHarvard HealthMayo ClinicOHSA, and WebMD.

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