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About a month ago we were all excited for spring and summer and couldn't wait to be in the great outdoors. The covid pandemic has put the nation in a state of lockdown and individuals are practicing social distancing. Most of us who remained active now lead a sedentary life, working from home is the new norm and with the closure of gyms and parks, we are not getting adequate exercise. Most businesses including paramedical services (physiotherapy, RMT, Manual osteopathy, etc) are closed to the public.
As we are practicing social distancing to flatten the curve we often fall into an unhealthy lifestyle pattern, some of us have even become full-time couch potatoes. Research has shown that inactivity often leads to detrimental health issues, a simple two-week inactive lifestyle can affect our physical well being. Prolonged periods of inactivity can also lead to weak muscle and joint function leading to strains, aches, and stiffness. Staying active is the key to mental and physical well being, the release of hormonal chemicals (e.g. endorphins) in the body can enhance our body and mood.
Most of my regular patients are suffering from chronic pain, postural imbalance, and weak musculoskeletal function. Weekly sessions are effective in helping them increase their range of motion. Manual osteopathic therapy is a great way to increase the circulation of blood, nutrients, and synovial fluids in the joints, muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments.
Being sedentary and lack of daily activity will place our bodies into a catatonic state. In this phase, we lose muscle strength and endurance caused by a decrease in muscle function. Bones may get weaker and lose mineral content, the immune system is weaker. The body may have more inflammation due to a decrease in blood circulation. Your metabolism may be affected and the body has a harder time breaking down sugars and fats.
Staying cooped up inside also affects our mental wellbeing, lack of communication and outdoor environment leads to a drop in neurochemicals production. Lack of certain chemicals may make us feel lethargic and depressed.
But following proper safety protocol is important and even though we are bound between our four walls, there are various ways of staying active. Performing indoor mental and physical exercise is a great way to stay active and avoid placing the body in a catatonic state.
Once everything slowly returns to the new normal, I recommend booking an appointment with a fellow paramedical practitioner. Manual osteopathy is a great solution to tune up and boost body functions, before starting up your regular schedule let me help you feel limber and refreshed so you can tackle the world once again.