Working and Eating When On Bed Rest

Your doctor ordered that your activities must be limited in the next period and that you have to lie down in the bed for the next few days or weeks? Now is the right time to take care of what you eat daily and to work from home in peace, without stress and in silence, without colleagues around.

In any case, health is paramount. Both physically and mentally. If you are wondering how to eat healthily and be careful not to gain extra pounds, how to avoid damaging the intestinal flora, getting constipated, diarrhoea or haemorrhoids, stay with us until the end of this article. You will find some pieces of advice and tips which can help you to go through the bed rest.

The first thing to pay attention to is the intake of liquid, more precisely water. Considering the fact that your activities are limited, your body still needs at least two litres of water per day. As we lie in bed, it is most natural to forget to drink water because we do not feel thirsty. Scientists say that when we feel thirsty, it’s too late because we are dehydrated at the cellular level. It would be best if you buy a half litre bottle which you will always keep on your bedside table so you can know precisely how much water you drink each day.

The other thing to pay attention to is diet. When it comes to nutrition without any physical activity, people are confused because they do not know how to eat without affecting their health and physical appearance. Before we go into more details about what you should eat in those days, the first piece of advice is to try to chew as slow as possible and to chew every bite at least 33 times, said by researchers. You should have three main meals and two smaller portions, snacks. It would be helpful if you try to make a plan that your meals are at the same time every day so that your body becomes accustomed to such a program and does not retain water or fat inside. Daily lunches at the same time plus sufficient water intake will allow you to go to the toilet and avoid constipation or diarrhoea. Avoid heavy meals. Let your dinner be around 8 in the evening at the latest. In the morning, after waking up, drink two glasses of water. Our advice is to squeeze some lemon and add Himalayan salt after the first glass with water and pour hot water instead of cold. Warm lemonade will stimulate digestion and accelerate your body and has a significant effect on your skin. After that is done, take a half-hour break and then have breakfast. The first meal of the day should be rich in fibre. The fibres are ideal for digestion and intestinal flora. You can always make oatmeal, or eggs with avocado and chia seeds and similar. Two hours after breakfast is snack time. Pay attention to the intake of fruit into your body. Choose fruits that don’t have a lot of sugar and have a lot of vitamins. Fruits should not be avoided but should be dosed. Two or three hours after the first snack is time for lunch. Make your lunch the main meal and the most generous in comparison to the rest. Pay attention to the intake of protein and healthy fats. The daily recommended intake of protein is easy to calculate, and meat and eggs are protein-rich products. Lunch is an ideal opportunity for stained meat, grilled or roasted in the oven. Fried is not recommended because it raises blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In addition to that, there should be vegetables on your plate as well. Boiled or baked in the oven. Cauliflower, carrot broccoli are ideal. All kinds of soups are desirable, and salad is recommended daily. Green salad, arugula, cabbage, carrot salad and other options are a perfect choice. If you are used to eating bread with your meals, it should be bread made of integral, buckwheat or spelt flour. This kind of food is always a healthier option but in limited quantities. Three hours after lunch, you should eat your second snack. In this case, avoid fruits, especially bananas. Keep the fruit reserved for the first half of the day. You can eat hazelnuts, almonds, sunflowers or any other form of healthy fats. All the people who avoid fats entirely are wrong because not all fats are bad. Keep your last meal of the day light and small. You can eat some form of salad such as tuna salad, and after eight o clock in the evening, you should drink only water. Try to eat any fish at least three times per week. Another advice is to pay attention to the amount of coffee you drink throughout the day, and you can always replace coffee with hot tea, lemonade or strained oranges. Find a comfortable way to achieve everything.

After eating healthy foods, if you are a workaholic, you must have wondered how you will be able to work and complete all your homework while you are on the bed rest. Very easy. Now you finally have the silence you need to help you concentrate. No one will interrupt you while you make the necessary business conversations. You will not have fixed hours, but you will determine it yourself. It is entirely up to you to decide how many hours you will work each day, from what time you will start working, and until what time you will finish your obligations for the day. There are many benefits when it comes to working from home. It is up to you to organize every day according to your needs and desires. Our advice is to buy a laptop stand that you can keep on your bed or use the desk table next to the bed as a stand for your computer. Use this time to make up for everything you missed or didn’t have time to do during regular business hours. Buy online courses to help you improve your skills which are necessary for your profession. What you find difficult, spending all day in bed, look on the more positive side. Now you have time to finally devote yourself and your work to in a peaceful and quiet environment.


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