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4 Incredible Health Benefits of Online Teaching

Benefits of Online Teaching Recently Discovered

While online schooling has existed since the beginning of the century, it became commonplace after schools shuttered and shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19 outcomes.

As a result, most Americans experienced life working from home, while their children engaged in distance learning. This shift into the virtual world of living and working introduced people to a whole new world. And for many, the benefits and advantages of working to studying at home were incredible.

Research already suggests that remote working is correlated with higher employee productivity, greater employee satisfaction, and allows greater work-life balance as employees navigate through family demands. But now, research also suggests that employees’ health is positively impacted by working from home too.

In this video, we’re going to take a look at four health benefits of online teaching.

Much Better Sleep

If you’re one of the 75% of American workers who have a poor sleep, you’ll be pleased to hear that working from home will help you get a better night’s sleep. Additionally, since online teachers don’t need to head to school and beat rush hour traffic, they can benefit from additional sleep time.

Ultimately, this added sleep time and deeper sleep, benefits the body in several ways.

Studies have shown that people who under sleep, or who have chronic insomnia, are more likely to have weakened immune systems and higher levels of anxiety and depression. Poor sleep can also impact your overall productivity. The lack of sleep makes it more difficult to focus and compromises cognitive abilities.

Better Nutrition

When it comes to preparing meals, online teachers have the advantage of being steps away from their own pantry and refrigerator. This better ensures that meals don’t include fast food or other snack-related options.

Many teachers in brick-and-mortar buildings don’t even have time for a full lunch. So rather than skip a lunch, or eat poorly, online teachers can benefit from healthier, more nutritious options.

And yes, online teachers can eat during meetings or during tasks.

Less exposure to Germs

Apart from doctors and nurses, teachers must have one of the greatest immunities across all professions. Schools can definitely be full of germs throughout most of the year.

Online schools? Not so much.

With limited exposure to students colleagues that may be battling colds or the flu, online teachers can minimize exposure to germs and stay healthy.

No Rush Hour Commute

Perhaps the greatest benefit of online teaching could be the reality of avoiding a drive to work. For those in urban communities, this could shave off nearly 1-2 hours a day, just sitting in traffic. This decreases stress and anxiety, as well as provides extra time for online teachers to focus on the things that matter most to them.

Many Health Benefits of Online Teaching

There are many health benefits of online teaching, and in this video, we covered just four. In the comments section below, feel free to share what the greatest health benefit of online teaching is for you. I’m interested to see what our community believes to be the best health benefits of online teaching.

Thank you for watching this video. And as always, don’t forget to Connect, Learn, and Share.

About the author

James Brauer

James Brauer, Ed.D., MBA is currently a virtual school administrator of a public online school serving students throughout the state of Iowa. Previously, Brauer served as an assistant principal and special education teacher. He is passionate about leadership and management, health and wellness, and personal development.



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