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Social Distancing

Social Distancing (noun): the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection.

Until recently, most had never heard of social distancing let alone practiced it in their families and/or communities. Abruptly, we have had to adjust to a new norm that includes working remotely, homeschooling our children and conducting medical visits through telehealth.

Athens Orthopedic Clinic is committed to you and your health and continues to adjust during this time of uneasiness to ensure you not only receive the care you deserve but also the resources you need to continue to stay active and healthy.

Staying Active

Exercise helps to keep energy up and reduce stress. Ideas for home workouts: planks, chair squats, yoga or following a home fitness tutorial online like the virtual training now available through @sparcathens on Instagram or by calling 706-286-7338.

Prioritize Sleep.

Proper sleep is incredibly important to your overall health. Tips: avoid screen time at least one hour before bed — blue light increases alertness.

Do One Daily Act of Self Care.

Say three things you are grateful for each morning or night, take a soothing bath or indulge in a favorite television show — letting your body unwind is key.

Social distancing is hard but staying active and healthy makes it just a little bit easier.

In these uncertain times and as COVID-19 continues to evolve, AOC is asking for your support in social distancing, but we want you to know we are committed to your care and are available for your orthopedic needs.