Over half the people working from home are reporting new aches and pains, especially in the neck, shoulder and back. Diet and exercise levels have also taken a turn for the worse, with 60% admitting they exercised less, while almost one in three (30%) were eating a less nutritious diet. One in five admitted that they were drinking more alcohol than before the coronavirus outbreak. Poor sleep and increased risk of exhaustion are also on the rise, with 64% of the respondents reporting a lack of sleep due to worries with a similar increase in symptoms of fatigue. Genuinely, it is now more than ever that we need to be honest with ourselves and reach out for support when we need it. At the same time, we should endeavour to extend this compassion to those around us, as we all work together to adjust to the current new way of living. Staying active is more important than ever right now. We are encouraged to continue to exercise and getting outdoors into the fresh air and sunshine is beneficial, in itself, to your health, even if that’s just into your garden or back yard. Even if you’re mostly in your house at the moment, there are plenty of ways you can still keep fit and active.
Best wishes, David