The current lockdown means that your health is more important than ever. At the moment, heading to a doctor and asking for advice isn’t on the cards, not in the traditional way, anyway. Emphasis is on treating those with Coronavirus, so your ailments might have to take a back seat.
Still, this doesn’t mean you should forget about the issues causing you pain and distress until you can schedule an appointment with a health professional. Instead, you must be proactive and attempt to deal with your symptoms at home in whatever manner necessary.
Here are some pointers to guide you through the process.
Video Call Experts
Visiting a surgery or clinic isn’t on the agenda for now, but that doesn’t mean that health and wellbeing professionals are inaccessible. You should find that most of them are happy to provide virtual appointments where they diagnose your symptoms remotely. Some people won’t find the process as soothing or reliable, but you need to remember that any tips from a certified doctor are worthwhile. Whether it’s testing for hearing loss, COVID-19, or anything else you think you may have, your first port of call should be a remote chat with the relevant pro. All you need is a meeting time and a mobile device with an internet connection.
Avoid Painful Exercises
If you’re one of the thousands of people who have invested in their fitness during the lockdown, congratulations are in order! However, you won’t feel like celebrating if you’re in pain due to overdoing it on the exercise front. Of course, you don’t want to stop because you’ll undo all your hard work. What’s the middle ground? The best compromise is to locate the area where the pain is the sharpest and avoid the exercises that work those muscle groups. Almost every home-based fitness app lets you pick which area of your body to strengthen, so it shouldn’t be difficult.
Follow A Routine
The flip side of the coin is that you’ve indulged too much in the last twelve weeks. As a result, you’re experiencing weight gain and tiredness and fatigue.Thankfully, these are the most straightforward health problems to solve at home as all you require is a routine. Following a plan will encourage you to eat healthily, for instance, as it will prepare you for the day. Once you’re organized, you don’t have the excuse of ordering takeout because you can’t be bothered. Plus, workout-wise, you’ll get to a point where exercise is second nature. When this happens, you’ll lose weight and feel energized without leaving the house.
Spot The Signs Of The Grind
A lockdown is a period that doesn’t flash by in a second. It takes a while to get used to, and once you are familiar with it, it loses its sense of novelty. This makes it a grind, even if you can’t see the effect on your mental health. The trick is to spot the symptoms so that you can tweak your lifestyle to allow for a mental break. This means accepting that a constant bad mood isn’t one of those things.
It’s a sign you’re depressed as you’re stuck in a rut.