Summer brings long, warm days -- the kind of environment that is conducive to abundant growth of things seen and unseen. Among the unseen, pathogens such as bacteria and fungus tend to thrive in warm, dark, and moist conditions.
What does this mean to the average person? What about the higher risk individual who is afflicted with diabetes or some other condition that compromises their ability to fight infection?
Healing takes time and patience, and when things do not proceed according to our personal timetables, frustration, social isolation and depression can occur.
The benefits of exercise are endless and include improved physical and psychological well-being. Exercising while dealing with a wound can pose its own challenges, but the benefits of gentle exercise ought to outweigh any excuses.