What Are You Doing Too Much of During This Quarantine?

If you are finding yourself imbibing more than your normal and then feeling the effects of such indulgence, rest assured you are not alone. You are, however, in charge of what you do and how you feel. If you are done with using the current unprecedented situation as an excuse for not taking good care of yourself and others, this first day of May can serve as a new striating point.

One of the things many people love about having some wine or cocktail in the evening is the separation from work, the talk-time, and the feeling that they can relax and enjoy life. Not reading the news and debating on the legitimacy of mask wearing is an added benefit of having a drink or two with friends, in person or over the internet.

If you are looking for a way to limit that amount of alcohol that you are consuming you might consider the first of May as an opportunity to create some mock tails from ginger ale with stevia, as well as limes and serving them with some mixed nuts. This change may be a refreshing and tasty way to get all the social benefits as before without the calories that so many popular alcoholic beverages have.

There are some really healthy people who do not count calories as a rule, but they do still feel the difference any time their expenditures are less than their intake. No matter what kind of calories you consume, your body can tell. Thermodynamics does not take time off, even in during a pandemic.

If you are feeling the need for less consumption, the decision to try substitution instead of elimination might be workable. You can still enjoy your time and company with a different kind of happy hour.

What Are You Doing to Stay Healthy and Active During These Challenging Times?

When it comes to exercising during these times, it is also necessary to make some adjustments. And while most people are not able to work out in athletic clubs and posh fitness centers, sports injuries can still happen. Just as you may need to find a different kind of way to enjoy your weekend happy hour, you also need to find a way to stay active and physically fit. Unfortunately, without the same kind of access to physical therapy appointments and other recovery options, athletes are sometimes facing significant challenges. Urgent care clinics and physical therapy offices alike may be seeing more injuries from home improvement projects gone wrong than athletes injured in competition, but it is still important that everyone find a way to stay as healthy as possible and get the results that they need to stay active.

Unfortunately, even in a time when everyone should know how important it is to stay physically fit, there is still evidence that suggests that as many as one out of 10 Baby Boomers report their physical activity is limited to a few days a month. And while some of this inactivity may be tied to problems that physical therapy appointments are addressing, the fact of the matter is to many people simply are not making the efforts they should to active and healthy.

Consider some of these facts and figures about the many ways that the health and fitness of the nation was already lacking, and then examine how the pandemic may be making these health problems worse:

  • It has been estimated 65% of individuals over the age of 60 experience dizziness or loss of balance, often on a daily basis. With some core strengthening and physical therapy work these individuals may be able to find relive. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 crisis has limited the access some people have to the help that they need.
  • Even before the arrival of the Coronavirus, the most common diagnosis in an urgent care center was upper respiratory condition. And while the most common procedure in 2012 was wound repair, it is important to note that more of these cases are not coming into the office for fear of Coronavirus exposure.
  • In the past, 85% of urgent care centers were open seven days a week. Now, however, it is very important to check out the office hours of any of these clinics.

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