Staying Socially Connected While Physically Distancing

Staying Socially Connected While Physically Distancing

We are living in unprecedented times. There are many stressors associated with the current Coronavirus, including the imperative “stay home and limit interaction with others” in a national effort to help flatten the curve. But social and medical scientists have long known that human isolation or even the perception of isolation is bad for health. As Seattle naturopathic doctor Cate Bereznay, ND, MPH, says,

“Social distancing needs to be rebranded as physical distancing because it is about not being physically close to each other rather than about social isolation.”

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