Is It Unhealthy to Totally Isolate Yourself?

16th
Mar

Is It Unhealthy to Totally Isolate Yourself?

Bill: Well there may be specific social occasions where it’s appropriate where you might have disgraced yourself, but normally speaking, no. And if you think about solitary confinement for punishment in prisons, that’s actually not a humanitarian thing to do, so it’s not a healthy thing to totally isolate yourself. You want to add something there, Steve?

Steve: Yeah we’ve found through these lockdown – lockdown 1 and lockdown 2 – that a lot of our clients who do live alone actually need a little bit of inspiration to get moving, and when you are isolated, it can be very easy to just not do those exercises that we all know we should be doing. We all know we should eat better, move more, sleep more. But times we have a little bit of accountability, and at mhealth, we’re here to support our clients as best we can and not to feel isolated. Unless you go to that party that Bill was mentioning.