Tips for staying healthy in lockdown | Anushree Acharya
I have been asked a number of questions about nutrition and dietary issues related to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak so do I. Being a nutritionist I would also like to share some few tips among you al. In the first instance, we would always encourage members of the public to follow the latest advice from governments, and public health authorities: This includes following social distancing guidance as issued by the Government, especially if you are aged over 70, are pregnant, or have a preexisting health condition that places you at greater risk.
Simply put, you cannot “boost” your immune system through diet, and no specific food or supplement will prevent you catching COVID-19/ Coronavirus. Good hygiene practice remains the best means of avoiding infection.
There are many nutrients that are involved with the normal functioning of the immune system and therefore we would encourage maintaining a health balanced diet in order to support immune function.
Next is many people have problems about gaining weight in this lockdown and as we all know exercise covers 20% to 30% role whereas diet plays 70% to 80% so be careful about what you are taking as your meal in this lockdown.
The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity.
Many of us who has ever been on a diet know that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.
But a new study, shows that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods , without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes, lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.
The strategy worked for people whether they followed diets that were mostly low in fat or mostly low in carbohydrates. And their success did not appear to be influenced by their genetics or their insulin-response to carbohydrates, a finding that casts doubt on the increasingly popular idea that different diets should be recommended to people based on their DNA makeup or on their tolerance for carbs or fat.
Most research lends strong support to the notion that diet quality, not quantity, is what helps people lose and manage their weight most easily in the long run.
Next beneficial tip would be keeping to a regular eating pattern. When trying to lose weight, it’s important to not skip any meals or snacks and to try to eat something small every 2-3 hours; this will help with your hunger cravings and ensure that you do not eat too much food at one time.
For awareness Well, Once again, I would like to remind you about COVID-19 prevention
- Wash your hands frequently and carefully: Use warm water and soap and rub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Work the lather to your wrists, between your fingers, and under your fingernails.
You can also use antibacterial and antiviral soap. Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands properly. Rewash your hands several times a day, especially after touching anything including your phone or laptop.
- Avoid touching your face
- Stop shaking hands and hugging people — for now
- Don’t share personal items
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze
Use a tissue or sneeze into your elbow to keep your hands as clean as possible. Wash your hands carefully after you sneeze or cough, regardless.
- Take social distancing seriously and stay at least six feet away from others in public places
- Do not gather in groups
Being in a group or gathering makes it more likely that you will be in close contact with someone. This includes avoiding all religious places of worship, as you may have to sit or stand too close to another congregant. It also includes congregating at parks etc.
- Wash fresh groceries
- Wear mask
- Self-quarantine if sick
Call your doctor if you have any symptoms. Stay home until you recover. Avoid sitting, sleeping, or eating with your loved ones even if you live in the same home.
Nutritionist/ Managing Director
The Nutrition Cure Nepal
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