With a new lockdown being placed on so many of us over the festive period medical experts like Dr Curtis Cripe are once again warning about the dangers of not staying healthy when we are at home. There is so much temptation around this time of year anyway, with all of the sweets and treats which Christmas brings. If we add to this the desire to do very little when under these kind of conditions, it is easy to see why so many of us may find the path to being unhealthy much easier than the healthy route.
No matter how difficult it is however, this is the most important time for us to make sure that we are in great physical and mental shape, and here is why.
Dangers of The Virus
One of the most compelling reasons as to why we must ensure that we are looking after ourselves is that those who are struggling from the virus the worst, are those who are not in good shape. Beyond this of course there are those who have preexisting medical conditions, and whilst these make up the largest share of deaths, we have to understand just how problematic the virus is for those who are unhealthy and overweight.
Things Quickly Change
When we strip out the number of calories which you would usually burn each day, under normal lifestyle circumstances, and we add to that the excessive calories which we may be taking in each day under these circumstances, it isn’t hard to see just how quickly things can change. Within the space of a few weeks you could easily go from someone who has a manageable weight to someone who has a weight problem. This can happen in the blink of an eye which is why we must all take care.
Even the person with the strongest will and the most rigid and well functioning mental capacity will have felt the effects of this year, and to go back into lockdown again is something which could certainly tip many over the edge. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health is and this lockdown challenges that. We have spent almost a year now constantly going back to the well in our mind for energy and strength and if we do not continue to make sure that our mental wellbeing is getting well looked after, then things can very quickly crumble, and that will only make this entry ordeal worse.
Because of these reasons it is essential that we continue to eat healthy and avoid fatty snacks and temptations around drinking and indulging. We must also make sure that we are getting 30 minutes of exercise each and every day and beyond this we have to treat our minds in the same way as we would treat our bodies, with exercise and kindness. Stay in touch with loved ones and sooner or later we will be over with this whole affair.