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Is it safe to go out for a walk?

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Is it safe to go out for a walk?

Walking outdoors is one of the simplest form of exercises and it is a known fact. But do you think that going out for a walk amidst the deadly pandemic is good? Especially, when people are being advised to stay home to stay safe and follow all the necessary protocols suggested by health officials?

If you are questioning the same, fret not, you are not alone.

As per experts, going for an outdoor walk is not at all advisable right now but if your health demands you to do so, follow all appropriate social distancing methods, and you will be safe.

Also, experts’ advice to prefer early morning walks rather than in the evenings. And, maintain all necessary steps like wearing face masks without fail and maintaining social distance.

Another essential point to keep in mind while going out for a walk is to choose an open air space with a large area. Try to choose a time when there is no one in the park or the compound or your neighborhood. Also, don’t sit on the benches or touch any metal objects or any open-air gym equipment available there. And as soon as you reach home, immediately take a bath, sanitize everything and wash your clothes.

For further information and consultation:

Dr. R. Venugopal Rao

Chief Physiotherapist

PT, MIAP, COMPT, CDNT & NDT Trained

 

Email ID: osichyd@gmail.com

 

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Know about some common types of cancer

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Know about some common types of cancer

Cancer is not just one disease. There are more than 100 types, which can start anywhere in the body. They are named by the organ or tissue in which they start growing. They can form in organs, bones, muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels, an lymph fluid.

Examples of more common types include:

  1. Carcinoma- This is the most common type, which forms a solid mass of tissue (tumor). Brest, lung, an colrectal cancer are types of carcinomas.
  2. Leukemia– This cancer starts in the blood, occurring when large number of abnormal white blood cells build up in the blood an bone, crowding out healthy blood cells. A lack of healthy blood cells can lower one’s immune function, increasing the risk of frequent infections, fatigue, and recurrent bruising or bleeding.
  3. Lymphoma- this cancer arises in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.lymphocytes normally fight infection, but here they grow out of control. This can cause swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
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Here are some sleep hygiene tips

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Here are some sleep hygiene tips
  1. Try to avoid large meals, heavy snacking, or alcohol 2-3 hours before bed.
  2. Ensure a comfortable temperature, as feeling too hot or cold can disrupt sleep.
  3. Stop using electronic devices an hour before bed, especially those emitting blue light such as smartphones, tablets, and televisions.
  4. If your are sensitive to caffeine, try to avoid drinking caffeinated beverages 4-6 hours before bedtime.
  5. Schedule before-bed activities to signal that you are winding down, such as changing into pajamas and brushing teeth.
  6. If you awaken and can’t return to sleep, don’t stay in bed. Get up and do quiet Relaxing activities, such as reading, until you feel tired enough to fall back asleep.
  7. create a quiet, dark, relaxing environment in your bedroom. Dim lights and turn off your cell phone’s sound and vibration modes if possible.
  8. Set a sleep schedule and stick to it. Try to go to bed at night and awaken in the morning around the same times, even on weekends. This helps to regulate the body’s sleep cycles and circadian rhythms.
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How do you know if your back pain is serious?

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How do you know if your back pain is serious?

Back pain:

Back pain develops without a cause that your doctor can identify with a test. Conditions commonly linked to back pain include muscle or ligament strain.repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.

Signs that indicate, that its time to consult doctor for your back pain:

  1. If you have been in pain for over a week
  2. If the pain extends to other body parts
  3. If you have numbness, tingling or weakness
  4. If you have pain after an accident
  5. If your pain is worse at certain times or in certain positions
  6. If you are having problems with bowels or urination
  7. If you have unexplained weight loss
  8. If you have a fever
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