Although many in the manufacturing sector throughout the Covid-19 pandemic have had to work from their usual work place, there are others, for example in management roles that have been able or have had to work remotely.
For some, this has been easy and something to relish, but for many others, the sudden switch to remote working has taken a toll on both their physical and mental health.
With regards to physical health, there has been a boom in online workouts and workout apps that help and facilitate with this. Also, more people than ever are out in the fresh air running, walking and cycling for their daily exercise. There are also the usual dog walkers out and about, as they are all year round.
Mental health however, has been something that has become more important than ever. With feelings of loneliness and anxiety over the pandemic generally, most people’s mental health has suffered and thus, there are a number of things to think about when it comes to looking after your mental health.
Looking After Dependents
Whether human or animal dependents, it has become more important than ever for people to look after each other at home, with everyone in the same boat as each other.
Importantly, with the upsurge of people buying pets and introducing them to their families, the number of dependents in many households has of course increased. This has become ever more apparent in the surge for et and dog nutritional supplements and vitamins, with Google Searches alone seeing huge upticks in searches relating to dogs, cats and home-based pets (source: Wuffes).
It is crucial to look out for others in your household, human or otherwise, so the signs of anxiety or depression for example can be spotted and therefore dealt with accordingly.
Keeping Your Mind and Body Active
Never has it been more important to make sure your mind and body are as healthy as possible. And, the health benefits of exercise extend far beyond just weight loss. Keeping your body healthy and maintaining a regular exercise routine has countless benefits for your mental health.
Moreover, for people who would otherwise be in a gym on a regular basis, keeping some form of exercise routine going is crucial to their mental health and ongoing wellbeing, with some form of normal routine being key to ongoing mental wellbeing.
The benefits of getting outdoors are as important as those that come with regular exercise. Particularly when the weather is good, getting some fresh air can do wonders for your mental health and can greatly refresh you. It doesn’t matter if it is in the morning, afternoon or evening, getting outdoors has proven benefits and with more people than ever before being stuck at home, this has become crucial.