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ISSUE NUMBER 27 HOW I’M STAYING HEALTHY DURING COVID-19
There’s no way around it; Covid-19 has been a rollercoaster from a physical, psychological, and financial standpoint for us all. Trying to stay healthy during quarantine involves not only physical distancing and following public health guidelines; but also taking care of your own emotional and physical well- being. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve had my share of bad days where staying motivated has been challenging, but I have also discovered a few silver linings and strategies to stay positive through this experience.
exercise into my calendar has been an important factor. It is also a great idea to find an exercise buddy to give workouts a social component and create a sense of accountability. I am lucky enough to have my partner at home and friends that I can connect with virtually to encourage me to stay active on a daily basis, which has played a large role in maintaining my physical and emotional well being during quarantine. Spending over 50 consecutive days confined to your home can become monotonous very quickly, but I’ve found that using the time to accomplish that to-do list you’ve been pushing to the side for months can be a way to give each day a unique purpose. Moving into our first home during the pandemic has given me and my partner a seemingly endless to-do list to keep us busy each day. From painting rooms, building furniture, gardening and decorating – it has been an opportunity to strike another item from our list and feel a sense of accomplishment.
One of the things I quickly real ized dur ing quarant ine was how much I missed social interaction, whether that be in clinic with clients, my CrossFit classes, weekends with friends, or family dinners. My job as a physiotherapist and l ifestyle outside of that is very social, so this has been a difficult transition for me. Thankfully, technology has allowed me to bridge this gap through zoom calls, facetime, and skype. Some
I hope everyone has been able to find structure, purpose and some joy whi le on this rol ler - coaster ride, and that you are finding the silver lining in our new shared reality. At SOS we are proud to play a part in improving your health and well-being and look forward to continuing to serve your needs in any capacity we can!
of the happiest times I’ve had during the pandemic have been during weekly board game nights with my former physiotherapy school classmates. Maintaining these weekly group calls has been a great way to create structure in my weeks and gives me something to look forward to. Another important way to maintain my physical and mental health has been sticking to a home exercise routine. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying this has been one of the most challenging parts of quarantine. My motivation and creativity have fluctuated so having strategies to keep me on track has been crucial. I have found that setting aside the time and explicitly scheduling
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