North Central College Professor Quoted in New York Times

May 06, 2020

Professor Marilyn Skarbek shared health benefits of working from home amid COVID-19

Millions of Americas are taking part in an unprecedented experiment in working from home. Many seem to be making the best out of this unforeseen circumstance by being more efficient in their productivity levels. While the COVID-19 global pandemic has changed the working landscape for many, some people are wanting to hold onto the benefits when it all ends.

For remote working to be successful, employers need to provide the right equipment and other support. If set up properly, experts and advocates say, remote work has many benefits. North Central College’s Marilyn Skarbek, assistant professor of exercise science, spoke to the New York Times on some of the health benefits involved in working remotely.

“You may be able to squeeze in more workouts,” said Skarbek. “Having a little more time, if you’re using it wisely, can be very beneficial. There are a lot of other things you can do around the house to keep you moving: laundry, cleaning—all of that keeps you active.”

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Marilyn Skarbek