Showing posts from May, 2020

Keeping active :working from home

Training/Activity ideas for working at home Unless you are able to leave home you are probably much less active than you are usually. In an average day at work you walk there and back go out for a walk at lunchtime. You may change rooms/buildings as well as any sports or activities. Non of this happens during home working. It is very easy to spend your whole time sitting and forget to do other things. If you include some activity in your plans it will help your concentration as well as keeping your energy levels high it will lift your mood.  To prevent yourself being overcome with worry, it is important to structure your time so life still has a routine. Why not write some lists of things you might try: books to read,  box sets to watch,  exercise you like to do,  Games to play Recipes to try New skills friends who you don’t normally have time to talk to                                                  Activities  Download an interval app. It l

Working from home: Adapting for comfort

Working from home: Adapting for comfort Tips for sitting comfortably at your desk are pretty easy to find, so I am not going to focus too much on that in this blog. However, one thing I will say is that you are aiming for a sitting position whereby everything is at right angles, your ankles, your knees, your hips, your elbows - see the Health and Safety Executive website for more information here ( ).  Today, I would like to focus on the unique situation we continue to be in and how you can adapt whatever work setup you have to get yourself comfortable.  Regular breaks The best way to ensure day long comfort, wherever you are working, is to move regularly. Firstly, I encourage everyone to take their allocated breaks, to ensure that you get away from your screen, move your body and refuel. Additionally, I implore you to move a few times an hour, be that a trip to the bathroom, a visit to the kitchen to make a drink, or a walk to the wi

An insight into one patient’s experience of Covid-19.

Hi everyone.   We recently heard from one of our lovely patients Nick, in response to a previous blog about some of the positives we’d noticed during lockdown. Unfortunately, Nick is one of the many who have caught Covid-19, spending ten days in bed with a temperature and fever. Thankfully, he has now recovered and is keen to share his experience of the virus, which he said was incomparable to seasonal flu, leaving zero doubt that you have caught it. Here it is, published with his permission… “I absolutely agree that we should focus on the positives, and as somebody who caught the C-19 virus back in the middle of March, maybe I can add a fresh perspective. I knew when I got the virus, that it would be unpleasant, that I would be in bed for at least a week, and probably without any interest in food, books, the radio or the television. Living off water and paracetamol is also pretty boring. So what did I do to while away the time? Well I went through my life in decade by decad