It seems we don’t pay our immune systems much attention until something is coming for it. When there’s no imminent danger we carry on, business as usual while our loyal immune system does what it does, holding us down day in and day out.
‘WFH’ doesn’t only reference the inbox of full emails waiting to be answered each morning in your home office. For optimal physical and mental health, working out while “safer at home” needs to be on all of our ‘to do’ lists.
So if you’ve been killing yourself to “feel productive”, but in reality when you’re drowning in stress, you’re in dire need of self care! Because reaching a point when your mind is too restless to get anything done, you’re probably not doing your productivity any favors.
Healthy equity means that everyone has the same equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible. One’s ability to access food and health care should not be based on race or socioeconomic status. However, due to social, economic and environmental disadvantages, several minority groups do not have access to healthy food options, healthcare and insurance, and fair access to employment.
Taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is essential for everyone. However, some things that work as self-care for extroverts – like relaxing with a group of friends – might not work for introverts.
Universally, there is still a stigma circling the topic of mental health. And luckily, it has been getting more shine recently due to the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements, and even celebrities being more open about their own battles with mental health. However, even talks of therapy are still a taboo subject in the Black community.