Albertans are being asked to practice physical distancing to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. Many people now work from home, generally limiting their physical interactions with their colleagues, peers, and family.
These restrictions may be affecting your physical and mental health. Now more than ever is the time to adhere to healthy lifestyle behaviours, including a good night’s sleep, engaging in regular exercise, and moderating your sedentary time to maintain a healthy immune system and build a strong defence.
Getting some time outdoors every day if you can, is also important to combat feelings of depression and anxiety that may come with self-isolation.
What does adhering to healthy movement behaviours look like? The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology has published Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the early years, children and youth, and Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for adults, and older adults.
Check out the MD’s Resource Hub: Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19 section below and learn about the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines.