With most of our daily movement restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to keep up with your routine physical. You might also be feeling frustrated that you’re not at your usual level of activity. But now, more than ever, routine physical is important. It can have a huge impact on the anxiety you’re feeling due to the coronavirus and help ease stress and depression.
It’s normal to feel less motivated since your routine has been turned upside down. But don’t be too hard on yourself. Even visiting your doctor once can make a huge difference.
Why is it important?
Your primary care physicians will help you control your overall health, including the many facets of your health that lead to maintaining a healthy immune system.
Apart from regular hand washing and practicing social distancing, it is also important to ensure that your immune system receives all the help it needs to prevent infections to the best of its ability.
Your family care physician will help you recognize and control aspects of your overall well-being that help maintain a strong immune system, such as:
- Drinking in moderation
- Getting quality sleep
- Limiting stress and anxiety
- Eating healthy
- Exercising regularly
Your doctor may also facilitate any screening or immunizations that you may need, as well as help in the care of common diseases that also affect your overall health and wellness.
Take advantage of technology and see your doctor virtually
Many personal doctors are offering virtual sessions and check-ups, which can help you keep accountable and give you a social connection. You can find virtually any kind of specialist or at any cost, you’re looking for. There are also many apps, both paid and free, that offer guided diets and routines.
Some effective tips to keep you safe and healthy during this outbreak
People dealing with chronic conditions during COVID-19 should get the following recommendations from physicians:
- Keep yourself connected with your doctor.
- Get your annual flu shot
- Exercise regularly
- Remain active
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet
- phone calls, video chats, social media
- Practice mindfulness by:
- taking deep breaths
- get plenty of sleep
- Concentrate on the things you can control and on the positive aspects of your life.
- Stay informed but takes breaks from social media and the news.
- Practice social distancing, but stay socially connected to friends and family through.
And most importantly: don’t ignore a medical emergency.
– Disclaimer –
This blog is for informational & educational purposes only, and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation. For any health related concerns, please consult with your physician, or call 911.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Syra Hanif is a board-certified Primary Care Physician (PCP) dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered healthcare.Read More