In honor of Men’s Health Week, we asked the men of CURA to share how they make their health a priority, especially during COVID-19. The pandemic has undoubtedly altered our routines here at CURA, but it has also allowed our team to re-evaluate and talk more openly about our physical and mental health. While health care talk is a common occurrence on the CURA team, we believe that sharing knowledge and health experiences contributes to a healthier community.
- Taking time to get outside and enjoy the spring weather has become part of my daily routine. During the weekdays I try to squeeze in a 2-3 mile walk to make up for sitting in the chair all day long. Over the weekends, I try to get out for some longer 7-10 mile walks and listen to a book on tape. It’s a lot easier when you have a couple doggos to keep you company but I still like going out on my own. – Alex Dinkel, Account Executive
- I try to drink at least three liters of water a day, especially in the summer months. You can feel a real improvement in your aches and well-being when you have enough H20 in your system.” – Andrew Wishon, Account Executive
- During quarantine I’ve found it very easy to resort to TV, video games, etc. when bored, so I’ve been making an effort to go outside, read books and cook new recipes to help limit my screen time. – Bennett Morrell, Intern
- Quarantine has allowed me the opportunity to spend more time with my kids (2 and 4 years old) than when I was regularly going into the office, but it also has me reflecting on the mental health implications on each of us. It’s been important to strike a new balance of work, family, play and screen time. As the weather has gotten nicer, we find ourselves regularly going for walks or bike rides. Now more than ever, these outside activities not only allow us to be active but give us an opportunity to refresh our minds as well.
- Usually, the best way to get vitamin D is to spend time outdoors soaking up sunlight, but with COVID-19 keeping me cooped inside for a long time, vitamin D supplement has been a great alternative – Matthew Morrell, Intern
The men of CURA highlighted a common theme – while it can be easy to push health on the backburner in light of work, family or other “priorities,” in reality it’s the foundation for a meaningful, productive and enjoyable life.
For additional information, check out Men’s Health Network, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families and equip them with disease prevention information, tools, and more.