For many Americans, in-person workout sessions have been placed on hold, annual physicals have been rescheduled for a later date, and all eyes are on remaining healthy. How do you keep up with your health? As time passes, are you staying on top of healthy habits and listening to your body? The doctors at New England Podiatry Associates have some advice.
Rest and relax
Sometimes working from home can make it more difficult to separate the start or end of a workday. Unfortunately, this can lead to longer days and fewer hours of sleep. Resting is a very important part of staying healthy. Going to bed on time provides your body with the time it needs to recover and prepare for the next day. We also recommend that you listen to your body when it is signaling the need for rest. For example, consider stretching your legs after a long day of conference calls.
Find ways for additional movement
Staying in the house can limit your physical activity. For people who may not have a workout planned each day, it’s even more important to be intentional and set aside time for exercise. Whether you’re walking up the stairs, stretching, dancing, or running, get creative with ways to stay active during the day. If you have roommates or family members, involve them, too.
Know that we’re still here
Although social distancing has impacted social interaction, you are not alone. We are available to answer any questions you may have about your health. Our office offers expert guidance on how to treat and prevent foot and ankle pain. We provide services for conditions ranging from heel pain to neuropathy to ingrown toenails.
Our Newton Wellesley office location is temporarily closed. However, our Chestnut Hill office location remains open during regular business hours. If you have questions or concerns about your foot or ankle health, call us at 617-232-1752. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we kindly ask that you contact your primary care physician and reschedule your appointment.