The past year has seen more of us than usual worry about our health and wellbeing. 2020 and 2021 have held a number of challenges and threats to our physical wellbeing, as well as our mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
The coronavirus and Covid pandemic has got more and more of us taking a look at how we’re coping and many of us are looking for things we can do to reduce our worries and to keep ourselves as healthy and happy as possible. Here are a few areas you might want to take into consideration if this is your goal!
Concerns About Covid
If your health concerns revolve around coronavirus and Covid-19, you’re far from alone. This virus has spread around the world and is in the back – or even forefront – of the majority of our minds at all times. Of course, there are a number of precautions that you can take to prevent yourself from contracting or spreading this virus. Some suggestions include:
- Staying home as much as possible
- Only heading out for absolute essentials
- Wearing a mask when you are in public
- Keep a distance of 2m from others while out in public
- Washing or sanitizing your hands regularly
Concerns About Mental Health
Nowadays, more of us are becoming more aware of how much mental health issues and conditions can impact your life. If you find that you can’t cope with day to day life, or are experiencing high levels of stress, extreme lows or other symptoms of any mental health conditions, you need to know that there are many sources of support out there for you.
Your first point of call should be, if possible, your doctor, who will be able to listen to what you’re experiencing and may diagnose an underlying mental health condition. If they do, they can then also guide you along a path that will help to improve your condition or that can help you to healthily manage your condition. Most often, this tends to be medication, therapy or a combination of the two approaches. They can also recommend support groups, helplines, advisors charities and more.
If you’ve found that you are struggling with issues such as addiction, you may also want to look into support groups, helplines and charities focusing on this particular mental health concern, which can also have a significant negative impact on your physical wellbeing. Alongside your doctor, they may be able to provide American Addiction Centers reviews.
Concerns About Fitness
For many of us, gyms, sports clubs and other exercise venues and facilities have closed. We’re beginning to worry about our fitness. While we may be struggling to find ways to effectively work out without these usual sources, it’s still important that you get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week. So, consider some home workouts. Invest in some equipment and follow some online tutorials.
Your new routing doesn’t have to be complex. The important thing is to keep moving in anyway you can.
These, of course, are just a few suggestions to help you get started out. Hopefully, some of the information will come in useful for you!
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