3 Top Health Concerns For 2020

With all that’s going on in the world today, health concerns are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Here are three of the most pressing concerns when it comes to modern-day health care.

Coronavirus and Covid-19

Unless you’re living off the grid, you’ll find the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic a great concern, more so the Coronavirus Covid-19 disease which is what leads to most of the fatalities. With its rapid spread across the globe and the hard impact it’s having on businesses and households, the coronavirus pandemic is the number one concern in 2020, especially since there is currently no vaccine for the virus and the earliest it’s expected to arrive is in Summer 2021.

The virus is spread through air droplets when in close proximity to individuals infected with the disease and is transferred through coughing or sneezing, or it can be contracted through touching surfaces contaminated with the SARS-COV-2 strain. Contaminated air droplets survive in the atmosphere for up to three hours and on surfaces for up to three days.

Mental Health

Mental health is the second most health concern in 2020, especially with the arrival of the coronavirus. Since peoples’ financial affairs are being impacted and with the unusual method of social isolation has come into play, mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and suicide are on the rise. Additionally, business owners are going to be feeling the biggest impact due to the danger government-imposed lockdowns pose to business continuity and finances. With so many businesses forced to close and employees laid off or moved onto forced leave, mental health concerns are sure to rise to an all-time high.

The future of the world is none too certain right now, nor is the state of the expected aftermath, and this is playing on a lot of people’s minds leading to anxiety and once anxiety and depression cause inflammation of neurons due to severe and prolonged stress, physical ailments occur. This is going to create more pressure for medical professionals who are already at breaking point with the increase of demand dealing with the virus.

Health Care Access

Health care services are stretched to breaking point and that’s even after doctors on leave or transfer have been called back, all due to the coronavirus. Medical equipment is already depleting due to the coronavirus and it has recently broken that Italian hospitals are hooking two to three patients up to a single ventilator to cover the deficit in available life-saving equipment. This alone highlights how difficult it is for people to access health care during the pandemic and that’s just for the coronavirus.

Cancer patients who require chemotherapy or people waiting for operations are facing increased delays for treatment since frontline medical staff are being infected with the virus or have been taken from these roles to replace absent medical staff in their battle with treating and containing the outbreak. Health care access is going to be increasingly difficult in the future, especially with the rapid spread of Covid-19.

The 5 Best Youtube and Instagram Fitness Gurus to Follow in 2020

Who should you be following in the world of fitness this year? You can follow anyone you like but these are my top five picks;

YouTube – Magnus Midtbo.

Magnus is an amazing bouldering hobbyist and former professional climber. Ropeless climbing aka ‘bouldering’ is taking the world by storm. It’s a great all-body workout if you add some pushups to your training sessions. Imagine if your gym days made you more effective at moving in real lifeā€¦ Magnus is exciting to watch, great at video editing (so you won’t have to deal with poor quality content), and a sweetheart. Aside from being a world-renowned climber, Mr. Midtbo also part-owns two bouldering gyms so you know he knows what he’s talking about. The man is sponsored by SCARPA!

Reasons to follow include: Motivation, informative content, exciting content.

Instagram/ YouTube – MoveU.

MoveU needs to be on your feed for one reason alone, this profile pumps out so much free-but-incredibly-valuable content. This is all clever marketing to get you to sign up for a program but what you get for free is so valuable that it’s worth tapping follow whether or not you sign up. MoveU is aimed at helping you fight chronic pain and poor movement patterns. The videos are short and informative. An average video is 60 seconds. You’ll see a supple body, with muscles painted over the skin, go through a series of movements in a few different ways. Like having an epiphany, you’ll understand the difference between ‘good movement’ and ‘poor movement’.

Reasons to follow include; Informative content, comedic explanations.

Instagram – alyrauff.

Aly is a yogi. She’s not the kind who makes you think, “I’ll never be able to do that!”, though. She’s a real woman and is very easy to relate to as you like her pictures. While her following is still relatively small, Aly makes my list because of the copy and captions added to every post. You’ll find paragraphs of self-awareness, motivation and unconditional positive regard. Being part of her community must be amazing, you should make her part of yours online.

Reasons to follow include; Motivation, informative content, positivity.

Everything – David Goggins.

Mr.Goggins has been dubbed, “The world’s toughest man”, and he has the track record to prove it. You have only to go to his Instagram where you can see a saved story of a 250-mile run. What human can do that? David Goggins can! You’ll find regular videos of Goggins working hard enough to make the viewer sweat while talking in even breaths about ‘putting in the work’ and having an ‘iron mindset’. The man can hold a conversation while doing burpees and sound like he’s relaxing on a sofa! 5 minutes of watching workout videos and you’ll be motivated.

Reasons to follow include; MOTIVATION!

Instagram – Julia_vins.

She’s often called Muscle Barbie, Julia is a 23-year-old powerlifter from Russia who holds a two-time title of World Champion. Follow her to see opinions on her top supplements, biggest training mistakes, how to gain weight and many more topics. The posts are in-depth and her comments are informative. I love the personal posts. Julia is a world champion athlete but she believes in a simple life and has made her passion for coffee real. When she isn’t competing, she’s running her own small cafe. Reasons to follow include; Motivation, informative content.

It’s key to remember that while these great social media fitness experts will help you greatly, it doesn’t hurt to get proper help in your physical area from a friend who is into fitness and can get you started or a Personal Trainer if need be. Many people suffer from a lack of motivation or depression, and sometimes need a bit of hand holding in the initial stages to get through those rough times, there is no shame in that, the important thing is to initiate and put one foot forward so you can traverse the journey to becoming a more realized human being.