During the recent outbreak of COVID-19 that has led to social distancing and isolation periods, both mental and physical health are important considerations for those staying at home more often. It’s important to keep both the mind and body active during this time, and this may require some pursuits outside your normal routines.
At Apollo Chiropractic, our chiropractic care services include attention to both these poles of wellness. Chiropractic adjustments not only align the spine and body, but also assist with limiting stress and other mental blockages. In addition to our services, there are many ways you can promote these themes from home, particularly during periods where other forms of exercise are not as accessible. Here’s a primer on some basic themes and approaches we recommend.
While your normal daily routines may need to change significantly during this period, there’s no rule saying you can’t create new, temporary ones moving forward. Look for intelligent alternatives to the areas you most enjoyed or prioritized within your previous routine.
This often begins with a balanced breakfast and a shower in the morning, ways to get you up and moving so you don’t waste away the day in bed. If you are lucky enough to be working from home, make your work day a part of this routine and stick to it.
Importance of Stretching
Whether in relation to exercise or on its own, stretching is a great way to keep both the body and mind healthy during the stay-at-home period. Do you normally do some stretches or basic movements in the office to stay limber between hours of sitting? Continue these however you can at home.
For many, this is also a great opportunity to pick up a stretching-related activity like yoga or targeted stretching. Our staff will be happy to recommend various activities here.
Many of us are really missing the ability to go to the gym and work out, but even if you don’t have any such equipment at home, you can find ways to supplement things here. There are numerous at-home workouts available online, and once again our team will be happy to inform you of ideal exercises if you’ve dealt with prior back pain or any other spinal issues.
Other Semi-Active Hobbies
Even when you aren’t actively exercising, there are numerous engaging hobbies that keep you moving even just in small ways. We’re talking about things like sewing, crocheting, baking, scrapbooking, puzzles or a variety of other low-impact home activities that don’t strain your body in any way, but keep it in motion while also engaging your mental muscles.
For more on keeping both the mind and body active at home during this period, or to learn about any of our chiropractic care or auto accident recovery services, speak to the staff at Apollo Chiropractic today.