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Body Talk 15/4/20

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Body Talk - 15 Apr 2020
Body Talk
Mel Watson

Many of us are being forced to work from home and stay at home in isolation. As a result many bad eating habits can develop,as well as over consumption of alcohol and falling into bad sleep patterns. There has been a significant increase in minor injuries to muscles and bones and nerves and many of us have experienced new aches and pains in the back, legs and neck, more than would be usual.Exercise and diet seem to be the problem, with many of us exercising less than we need to and at least a third of people surveyed confessed to eating a more unhealthy diet.
The lock down has been implemented to stop the spread of the virus, which means the closure of gyms where many of us would get our daily or at least weekly workout. Unfortunately this lack of exercise could also cause a compromised immune system, we find ourselves in a catch 22 situation. At least a fifth of us are also partaking in more alcohol, and many of us are not sleeping due to anxiety. Also many are complaining of irregular work hours and being overloaded with work from home.
People are also feeling isolated and worried about job security.These are significant mental and physical well being challenges,and employers still need to be aware of keeping their workforce healthy.
Try not to spend too much time in front of your screens.If you work on a screen all day try to get some down time rather than going to social media,get outside or start a new hobby like playing board games or something which takes you away from the screen.It is vital that we look after ourselves and keep our health as the main priority.

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