4 Things Retirees Should Be Wary Of In Lockdown
If you’re an early retiree, this isn’t the most enjoyable of years! Lockdown means you can’t do everything you plan on, from going on a road trip to spending time relaxing. The latter might seem doable, yet it’s hard when you have a lot to worry about. This is the first thing you should be wary of regarding life on the inside as a lockdown is a surefire way to harm your mental health.
However, the impact on the mind is well-known. What isn’t are the four features underneath as they go under the radar, especially with people in their golden years.
The Coronavirus pandemic makes it appear as if there is only one thing to worry about at the moment. Yes, the virus is bad, but there are other viruses and bacteria that continue to exist and plague people over a certain age. The flu is a prime example, which is why it’s worth considering booking a doctor’s appointment to have your jab. Cancer is another as there is expected to be an additional 20,000 deaths this year due to the health crisis. Always check for telltale signs, and don’t pass it off as insignificant. If you’re worried, speak to a professional for advice.
As hard as it is, you make an effort to keep in touch with the people you care about the most, like your children and grandchildren. Of course, this doesn’t mean the rest of your loved ones mean less; it’s the situation. With restrictions being so tight, it’s hard to find loopholes. Plus, depending on their circumstances, it might be unhealthy to meet. Still, it’s essential to remain in touch as your support network is pivotal to your resolve. Also, don’t forget after the pandemic is over and when things go back to normal. A phone call is all it takes to stay connected
Your skin is probably the last thing on your mind as an unknown virus wreaks havoc around the world. However, it shouldn’t be since it plays a significant role in a lockdown. For one thing, a lack of vitamin D is bad for your mental health, which is why it’s crucial to top-up declining levels. Also, remaining indoors can lead to complications such as redness and burns when you go outside again. If you’re wondering how to deal with sun damaged skin, there are plenty of options, but the simplest is the best. Wear SPF when you leave the house as you can’t tell how sensitive you will be to the sunlight.
Not Knowing The Odds
Yes, older people are more likely to be affected by Covid-19, and it’s scary. But, to look at the stats without any context will force you to do things you are allowed to do, making life on the inside much tougher. For example, going outside adds to the risk, yet if you wear a mask and maintain a distance of two metres from people, the odds of catching the virus are under 3%.
Remaining indoors is prudent at times, but only when it’s necessary. When it isn’t, you should get out as much as you can for your health.
I hope this as offered some reassurance and sensible advice for you. As always stay safe