The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health even in the short term. Older people and people with chronic diseases tend to be most affected.
It's important to make sure you're sleeping in the right position that will help you get enough quality sleep each night.
The authors of a study say the 1.5m rule is based on people standing still. But when people are moving they found the droplets can travel much further and potentially infect anyone following behind.
Staying home can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and extreme physical distancing can prevent a person from getting the infection. Slowing the spread of infection does not have to mean giving up a fitness routine, though. People can perform plenty of exercises at home.
Once you know you can safely exercise the main thing to remember is that you need to progress slowly. The 10 percent rule is a guideline many fitness experts use to help both experts and beginners avoid injury, yet they still see continual improvement in performance.
If you experience neck pain — especially when you sleep — you may want to consider changing your sleeping position, as it could make a major difference. Research shows that sleeping on your stomach can lead to pain in the morning. That said, sleep position isn’t the only thing that will solve your cervical woes. In addition to sleep position, a high-quality pillow that supports your neck while you sleep can help.
For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra important
While we don't know for sure how long our lifestyles will be affected in this way, we do know periods of reduced physical activity can affect our health. Older people and those with chronic conditions are particularly at risk.
Up to 74.6% of low back spine surgeries fail to completely relieve pain, according to a 2016 review published in the Journal of Pain Research. Believe it or not, there's a medical name for this—failed back surgery syndrome. FBSS, as it is often called for short, refers to persistent pain following back surgery.
Black patients undergoing lumbar (lower) spinal fusion surgery have worse outcomes - including higher complication rates, more hospital days, and higher costs—compared to white patients, suggests a study in Spine.