1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem like anxiety and depression in any given week in England. It said that since the first lockdown, the psychological health of the UK population has suffered greatly, with significant increases in reported stress, anxiety, depression; escalating alcohol consumption and domestic abuse; and increases in suicidal thoughts, especially among young adults. With the pandemic and the lockdown measures there has been a deterioration in people’s mental health, regardless of whether they had the mental health problem before.
2020 hit us all as a huge wave of anxiety and lockdown No2 starts Thursday, so things are changing. Again.
We all know that our mental health can be impacted by physical illness, but have you ever thought about how that connection goes both ways? Have you ever really thought about all the various physical symptoms we get with mental illness?
That’s something I hear 99% of the time when I have a client that works in a physical job. Well let’s agree to disagree here. Tree surgeons, bricklayers, firefighters, builders, painters, engineers, carpenters, drivers and other manual workers are indeed at higher risk for work-related aches and pains because their tasks always require greater exertion. LBP (lower back pain) is one of the most common disorders people employed in manual labour positions experience.
However, that doesn’t mean their jobs have less benefits, especially coming to fitness and mental health or that they should accept their back pain is going to be part of their lives .