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More to staying healthy than just avoiding COVID-19

When a viral pandemic is at the forefront of our minds and newsfeeds, it can be easy to forget about our broader health and wellbeing. But while COVID-19 has changed how many of us live our lives, it’s important to make sure we keep taking care of ourselves.

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With many of us working from home or not working at all, the need to look after both our physical and mental health is all the more pressing. As the world focusses on not catching the virus, some more mundane health needs are being ignored on the assumption that health services are locked down or risky to access. This is not necessarily true – many medical and allied health services are transforming to suit the remote or socially distanced requirements of the current situation.

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Take, for example, working from home. Injury or muscle pain due to working environments that are not set up correctly is common. Sitting for long hours at a laptop at your dining room table is not ergonomically ideal. Unlike an office chair and desk which are optimised for correct posture during long working hours, home furniture is generally designed for shorter periods of use and relaxation which means working from home without due care can lead to back and shoulder pain. Physios and other muscular treatment services are offering telehealth consultations to make sure this pain is managed correctly and promptly.

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Optical or hearing care is also easy to put off but there is no need to postpone regular check-ups. Many companies are offering remote consultations and even virtual selection of the latest fashion frames for glasses – all without leaving your living room.

Mental health is a major concern while so many in the community are dealing with increased stress and anxiety around changes relating to coronavirus. Psychologists and counsellors are now available to provide support via video link so those who need it can access care – despite the lockdown.

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