Staying Healthy

A healthy lifestyle helps lawyers thrive during throughout life. Stay healthy with 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

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.

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 you 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

Articles - Approaches to Lawyer WellnessBoosting Immune SystemsDigital Detox, Law Office ErgonomicsSocial Media UsageStaying Healthy, and Vaccines for Covid-19

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

Websites - ABACDCHarvard HealthMayo ClinicOHSA, and WebMD.

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