Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleNeutral Bay and Balmain discuss which health appointments you shouldn’t put off during lockdown restrictions. It is more important than ever to keep on top of our health during lockdown. Many different aspects of our health require consistent monitoring to maintain optimal function. Specific aspects may include:

  • Injury Management
  • Metabolic Management
  • Chronic Condition Management
  • Exercise Plan
  • Diet
  • Pathology

Research throughout the pandemic predicts an increase in cancer mortality rates due to due to poor screening rates during the pandemic. Maybe even riskier than skipping screening tests, is ignoring new persistent symptoms of any kind. Waiting until the end of the lockdown to have those symptoms checked out can give conditions time to set in, and require larger interventions.

If you have a health condition and are taking medications, now’s not the time to avoid seeing the person who prescribed them to you. Reach out to your doctor or care provider. Chances are you’ll need an office visit if you haven’t had one since the lockdowns started, and it may be detrimental for you to keep postponing that appointment. Research warns of long-term problems that can outrun treatment if caught too late.

Just as the lockdown has put extra stress on those suffering from physical ailments, it has taken a toll on people with mental health problems. Which is why its equally as important to keep tabs on our mental well-being during lockdown it is physical well-being.

Things we can improve is our physical activity, as lockdowns have given us more time to exercise

Things we can improve is our physical activity, as lockdowns have given us more time to exercise. Physical activity through structured exercise individualised to your needs can improve strength, fitness and mobility which will indirectly help our mood, injury or chronic condition management. Meeting the physical activity guidelines recommend completing 150 minutes – 300 minutes of light to moderate aerobic exercise and two resistance training sessions a week.

If you are not meeting these weekly physical activity guidelines and need help, seeing an Exercise Physiologist will allow you to access a safe and secure form of exercise that can be individualised to your needs. We provide a comprehensive initial assessment to specifically tailor exercise and behaviour interventions to help you and your goals.

Book in for a free 15 minute consult by contacting Longevity Personal Training and Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleNeutral Bay and Balmain on 1300 964 002 to enquire today.

References

Maringe, C., Spicer, J., Morris, M., Purushotham, A., Nolte, E., Sullivan, R., Rachet, B., & Aggarwal, A. (2020). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer deaths due to delays in diagnosis in England, UK: a national, population-based, modelling study. The Lancet. Oncology21(8), 1023–1034. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30388-0

Written by Kyle Cranston