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6 Best Ways for Overworked Lawyers to Stay Healthy

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on May 10, 2016 12:58 PM

Maybe you've recently been inspired to slough off some extra weight. Or maybe you're ready to finally check out this "mindfulness" trend you've heard so much about. But you're a lawyer, which probably means you don't have the time to get yourself to a trainer or enroll in a meditation retreat.

Don't worry, you can still stay healthy in mind and body, while working a crazy schedule. Here's some of our best tips, from the FindLaw archives.

1. Put Some Motion in Your Motions: 5 Office Exercises for Lawyers

You can't run off to the gym between depositions and your office isn't exactly set up for on-the-job kickboxing classes. That doesn't mean you have to be sedentary all day, though. These five exercises will allow you to get moving, even break a sweat, without too much change to your office routine.

2. Lawyer Yogis Share Relaxation, Mindfulness Tips in 'Yoga for Lawyers'

Being healthy isn't just about being physically fit; it's about having a balanced, centered mind as well. So if you find yourself being stressed out, overworked, or just in a bad mental state, you might want to try out some mindfulness techniques -- made for lawyers, by lawyers.

3. 3 Ways to Optimize Your Law Office Space for Health, Success

A windowless office is going to make you feel gross no matter how many hours you spend doing crunches or saying "om." Don't let yourself be ground down by a drab, depressing work environment. Instead, follow these three tips to make your office some place revitalizing.

4. Law Office Ergonomics: Tips for Staying Pain-Free

Speaking of the office, when it comes to being and feeling healthy, don't neglect your office furniture. That's especially true for those of us who spend most of our days at our desk, hunched over a computer.

5. How to Work From Home Without Harming Your Health

Working from home is often seen as valuable perk. You get rid of the commute, get a bit more freedom, and can take client calls in your pajamas. But for professionals struggling with work-life balance, research shows that working from home can actually worsen physical and mental fatigue. But that doesn't have to be the case. Here's some tips for avoiding work from home pitfalls.

6. Will Relaxing Make You a Better Attorney?

Yes, it will. Daytime workouts, afternoon naps, and walks around the park all contribute not just to your physical and mental health, they increase job performance. So if you want to be a good lawyer, chill out a bit.

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