Posted on May 27, 2020
- By now most of us are well aware of steps we can take to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s top of mind for most folks when we think about our health at this time. We wash our hands, use hand sanitizer when we can’t, avoid touching our face, wear a mask when advised to do so, and keep our distance from others.
And yet, we could be inadvertently increasing certain health risks during this time. Diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, heart disease, stroke … chronic and acute health conditions aren’t taking a holiday right now! It’s important not to overlook some of the “side effects” of social distancing that could put our health at risk in other ways.