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What Wellness Looks Like in 2022

Jan 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Maurice Dumit
While many people have so far evaded COVID-19 infection, no one has completely escaped its physical, mental and spiritual impacts. Almost everyone is suffering from being constrained to technology as they struggle to meet their social needs and obligations with family and friends. Previously active people have become increasingly isolated and sedentary. The changes are great and constant as everyone tries to cope with anxiety around the unknown future.

The physical impact presents as muscular and joint issues in the shoulders, backs and necks. Injuries are on the rise as people try too quickly to restart previous recreational activities. The mental impact presents as amplified anxiety and depression, sleep issues and unhealthy coping due to the persistent grief, fear and uncertainty. Most people report feeling stressed, exhausted and depleted.

Here are three ways to move forward in the new year:

Recover


Make note of physical and mental states that feel out of balance or broken. Seek care from professionals—physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, mental health practitioners, personal trainers, yoga therapists and yoga/fitness instructors—that are skilled in restoring one’s well-being.

Resolve


Recognize that wellness is the catalyst of all future successes. Realize that the body, mind and spiritual being are connected. Commit to starting a personal path toward wellness.

Revive


Explore the potential of the physical body through new and challenging activities. Discover breathwork and how to center the mind through mindfulness practice. Take care of the body, mind and spirit by taking the time for self-care on a regular and consistent basis.

Maurice Dumit is a physical therapist and owner of INVIVO Wellness, located at 2060 N. Humboldt Ave., Ste. 300, Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-265-5606 or visit InvivoWellness.com.