Typically many of us kick off the new year by making resolutions to improve our lives. You are not alone if you’re finding it difficult to stay on track with your new health goals during the provincial state of emergency. Even with all of the restrictions, there are practical ways to maintain your health.
This year has started out as uncertain as the last, and we’re all still adjusting to the evolving global pandemic. Provincial stay at home orders have led to elevated stress levels which ultimately affect our overall health. While these unprecedented times are both frustrating and challenging, we’ve all learned how to adapt. Convenient curbside pick up options, efficient food deliveries and timely virtual appointments have become the new normal.
Maintaining your health at home has actually become easier now than it was before the pandemic.
Here are some things to consider to promote a healthy lifestyle at home:
Mental Health Breaks
This extra isolation at home can be overwhelming for anyone. Whether you live alone or with others, take some personal time and let your mind relax. Schedule some down time each day and turn off your devices. This intentional time of relaxation could include meditation, light reading or even a bubble bath! Whatever you decide, keep it simple and get used to enjoying daily peaceful moments to support your well-being.
Intentional Family Time
Pre-pandemic life had our schedules jammed packed with activities outside of our homes. Take advantage of being at home by creating new traditions and embracing new hobbies together. Get creative with movie nights, board game challenges, and venture out for daily exercise with your household. Working from home while helping kids with remote schooling can be stressful for both adults and children. Spending quality time with your family not only creates spectacular memories, but it also reduces anxiety levels in everyone at home.
Diet & Exercise
There’s no better time to get in the kitchen and get creative. A simple online search will help you discover healthy food options and practical ways to stay fit while at home. Resist the urge to be a couch potato and get active. Good food and regular exercise are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
HEALTHCARE AT HOME
There are so many safe and practical ways to maintain your health goals at home. Even with the stay-at-home orders, you can still receive the healthcare services that you need in your home. Certified healthcare practitioners are considered essential; and, they have been providing services in homes across Toronto without compromising safety. Essential services such as Physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropody or podiatry have been crucial to keeping people healthy at home.
Employees working from home indefinitely can benefit from an ergonomic assessment from a Physiotherapist while adapting to their new work space. Working for long periods of time in a temporary workspace can lead to long term injuries that could impact your productivity. If working from home becomes the new standard for your job, an ergonomic workspace can help prevent work related strains.
Increased levels of stress and anxiety are inevitable during uncertain times; but, it can be managed through regular massage therapy. Relief from muscle tension and improved circulation are among the many benefits to having a massage at home. Registered Massage Therapists are trained to use various techniques that promote relaxation and mental health.
Chiropody and Podiatry
Whether you work from home or you’re an essential worker on the frontlines, taking care of your feet is vital. Being on your feet all day or sitting for an extended time without the proper support can contribute to adverse health effects. Certified Chiropodists and Podiatrists have the expertise to treat various foot conditions and prescribe custom orthotics in your home.
REVISE YOUR RESOLUTIONS
Even though this year may look and even feel different, you can revise your resolutions to support your total well being. And, many extended healthcare benefits cover Physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropody or podiatry appointments at home. Despite the challenges, scheduling regular appointments with certified practitioners in these particular disciplines is a great way to start off a new year. Take advantage of having a therapist come to your home to help boost your immune system while reducing your risk of exposure to infections.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in uncertain times is possible and sustainable. Reaching an optimal level of health starts by connecting with the right therapist. HealthCasa is a leader in mobile healthcare in Toronto and has the expertise to support your needs. Getting started is quick and easy, but the long term benefits will be life changing.
If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, you have access to certified practitioners that are available for in-home appointments. Discover the full suite of mobile healthcare services to help you maintain those new year resolutions.
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