Lockdown and trying to keep fit, focused and sane!

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Physical fitness is not just crucial for a healthy body but essential for a healthy mind and emotional well being. Even though laziness seems the new normal amidst others ‘newness’ that staying at home has brought, there’s no substitute for self-care.

 

As we have been navigating through our professional and personal lives during the Covid-19 lockdown, it is important to drive home an important point: the importance of health and fitness. Physical fitness is not just crucial for a healthy body but essential for a healthy mind and emotional well being. While there are some who always make the most of any situation, will find ways to stay fit and motivated through social media, writing, reading, etc. There are others who are probably still in shock from it all, who have spent their time binge-watching Netflix, Now TV and other similar TV channels . Some will list their biggest achievement as developing a good sleep cycle, not to be knocked, after all an important aspect of good health. Even though laziness seems the new normal amidst others ‘newness’ that staying at home has brought, there is no substitute for self-care and fitness in every way – physical, mental and emotional.

Physical exercise has obvious benefits for the body. But did you know that moving your body and breaking a sweat also improves your mood, alleviates depression, and aids cognitive abilities? That rush of endorphin and dopamine when you finish a challenging yet satisfying workout are just what you need to stay mentally and emotionally fit.

There are various social media groups and YouTube channels all with home workouts to help you stay healthy and mobile. These social media pages have found an increased audience as everyone, however fit they have been previously, have taken to working out together while practicing social and physical distancing and keeping their motto of staying fit in mind.

The Government of course, throughout have encouraged everyone to take one walk per day alone or with other members your family. However now that the lockdown rules have been eased slightly we can meet up with up to 6 people from different households outdoors (still following strict social distancing) it does mean that we get to meet up with friends and family that we haven’t seen in person for so many weeks now.

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Birkdale Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

See you on the other-side!

 Photograph Courtesy of Matt Seymour & Unsplash 

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