Advice regarding exercise
-Do not over exercise as this will lower your immune system for a short period
-Unless you are of an excellent level of fitness be wary of sustained exercise at a high intensity, which will also lower your immune system for a short period.
-Be wary of gym environments and cleanliness
Advice regarding pain
-The anxieties around the virus at the moment will quite naturally create increased tension in some of your muscles.
-Often the more fragile or painful regions react first because they have a stronger relationship with the output from the brain and subsequently the nervous system.
Try to use techniques to keep your muscles relaxed:
- Breathing techniques
- Talking to friends
- Time in nature
If we consider meditation as a technique to ultimately achieve an ‘active relaxation’ with the breath. Then (as with anything that is practised and repeated continuously) the more potential we have to find this more ‘relaxed’ feeling and create less tension in our muscles when we are ‘out in life’.