As we navigate the stress and uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, our ability to get quality sleep can end up taking the hit. When we’re balancing new variables like remote work and 24/7 childcare while dealing with the ongoing anxiety around contamination, job security or future financial security, all without the usual support structure
‘Stay Indoors!’ This now-familiar appeal to control the spread of Covid-19 has been explained in great detail by public health experts. However, while social distancing can help save lives, it can also feel quite challenging. Much has been written about its impact on our social well-being, mental health and daily lives, but another integral function that may
Stress management is now more important than ever, as research tells us that increased stress levels can negatively impact our immune response over time and increase our susceptibility to infections. If you’re feeling stressed, consider meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, short walks outside, and tapping into your social network for support. Check out these strategies for relaxation from the Mayo Clinic.
In this post from John Hopkins Medicine, Lisa Maragakis, Senior Director of Infection Prevention, explains what to expect after being diagnosed with Covid-19. This helpful FAQ addresses questions around vaccines and treatment; stages of the virus; caretaking for pets; and good
Most of the people afflicted with Covid-19 aren’t recovering at the hospital under the care of doctors; they’re recovering at home, often under the care of other household members.
Reducing risk of getting sick with Covid-19 is top of mind for many, and other health-related concerns may also arise during this challenging time. For example, with gyms, fitness studios, and even parks closing down, how can we maintain healthy exercise routines at home? The good news is that there are many ways to stay fit at home, which can help keep your immune system robust.