How to Limit Isolation Damage

As we go into our second month of self-quarantine, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center would like to remind our patients and readers that it’s still important to check in with yourself on a daily basis to ensure that you’re getting the sustenance you need to stay healthy and well.

The medical community has expressed for a long time the effects isolation has on human beings. Staying indoors and away from the outside world is also damaging to your health and your immune system. In the end, even though we are making huge sacrifices while looking out for those more susceptible to COVID-19, we have a lot more to give when we ourselves are feeling at our best. We can still do a lot to obtain human contact and get back to nature during this time.

First, if you have people you’ve been having contact with (like, say, household members or certain low-risk family members), maintain your contact. We all need a hug. Our immune systems also need to change those good biomes that help us log and defend against infection and viruses.

Second, get outside. And whether you want to wear a mask or not, that’s up to you. One thing we can say is that it’s probably not a good idea to be breathing in your own exhaust for long periods of time. You breathe certain things out for a reason, right? If you maintain 6 feet of distance outside, there’s is no law or regulation saying that you can’t. The only time you really need to be staunch about wearing a mask outside and away from high-risk indoor areas (like the grocery store and convenience store, for instance) is if you’re susceptible to the virus, in which cases you should be rigidly quarantining anyway.

Make sure that you check-in with your communities, whether it’s a yoga or martial arts group, or whatever group of people who normally hold you accountable for showing up. Show up to your obligations virtually, you’ll still feel some amount of connection that way.

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn about how our treatments are helping our patients stay healthy and well, even during these uncertain times. Our office follows all current health regulations in an effort to keep our community safe.

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Gregory Lind

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