Though news about Covid coming to the end of the pandemic is plentiful, it mustn’t make us complacent in our efforts to protective ourselves and the vulnerable from the virus. Even if this variant is giving most being much milder symptoms that previous versions of the virus, there are still many health complications that can come after the Coronavirus has left your system; many much further down the line. What are the health factors that you should think about post-Covid?
A fine line needs to be walked here. It can be dangerous to go searching on the internet for answers to health-related queries, and there is much rumour-mongering and misinformation out there.However, so long as you’re sensible, some useful insights can be drawn here that can inform your next steps in looking after your well-being.
Rising Cases of Diabetes
The coronavirus caused lockdowns across the world. Consequently, a lot of people suffered bouts of great inactivity, and many people are yet to break free of that funk. Obesity and inactivity are causes of type 2 diabetes, and The London Diabetes Centre state that this will all lead to an epidemic. Their data shows that the number of people affected worldwide will increase enormously. By 2035, almost 5 million UK residents will have diabetes, with type 2 accounting for an overwhelming majority of the rise.
Therefore, it’s important to be more health-conscious about what you eat and how much exercise you get. Engage with these resources regularly to see if there are any other measures you could be taking. It can be challenging to both diagnose and treat, so you must stay up to date with all the latest information via a credible resource.
Months of isolation have undoubtedly take their toll. Not everybody can shake off the effects of that time so easily, especially for elderly and vulnerable people. Last year it was predicted that a mental well-being crisis has been sparked due to Covid, and its effects will surely endure for many years. People have been separated from loved ones, and some relationships have seemingly been irreversibly altered. Friends have lost touch, and even many marriages have broken down. It’s worth reaching out to the people you’ve fallen out of touch with if you feel that would be best. You never know when you might need these people’s company in the future. A quick message asking how they are could really make a difference to your well-being and theirs. Otherwise, keep partaking in everything that makes you feel good about yourself. Many people have realised their mortality in recent times, so you should make the most of every moment.
Burnout at Work
Few industries have been unaffected by Covid. Most professionals have experienced some degree of turbulence in their careers recently. As a consequence, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you need to work harder for longer periods of time. Whether you’re hoping to save your career or the business that you work for, it’s easy to find yourself in the throes of a stress-induced work frenzy. Obviously, this isn’t good for your well-being.
Speak to HR or your manager if you’re experiencing anything similar to this. They may have workplace measures in place, such as mindfulness resources, to support you. Raising your concerns may also be an important step toward building a more caring and supportive workplace culture.