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How To Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy During COVID-19? Advice From Ram Duriseti

Posted by on June 30, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Even though we have entered an unprecedented era of restrictions and protocols, the means of maintaining good health are the same as it used to be before the pandemic struck – eating a balanced diet, getting good sleep, and exercising. While these are easy to maintain under normal circumstances, these days, with a raging pandemic, achieving health goals can be quite challenging, says Dr. Ram Duriseti. This article seeks to provide ways to overcome any hurdles you may face while accomplishing your health goals.

Nutrition – The Ram Duriseti way

Planning your grocery trip ahead of time will save you money, time, and stress. Ensure your grocery list is well balanced and consider what you already have in your pantry as you meal plan. Meal planning can take the stress off getting food on the table each week. Additionally, if you choose to make the same thing several times, you will inevitably save money and time. Canned and frozen produce are great economic options when looking to stock your pantry. They are usually cheaper than the fresh options and will last longer on the shelf. When buying canned and frozen foods, choose those that have low saturated fat, added sugars, and salt. Added sugars should not be more than 5 grams per serving, salt less than 200 mg, and saturated fat less than 1.5 grams.


If you are unable to go to the gym, you should find alternative outlets for physical activity. For example, playing with your children or gardening are good ways to keep your body engaged during self-quarantine. There are many good resources available online, as well, which can guide you through at-home exercise routines. Though you may miss the ease of the equipment found at the gym, you can attempt body weight exercises to maintain your physical fitness. Other household items can provide weight resistance, and a chair or step stool can substitute for a weight bench in a pinch. Exercising can release positive endorphins to boost your mood, as well as grant you a sense of routine to build your day around.

Stress and sleep

Meditation and Yoga are great tools for managing stress, which can in turn allow you to sleep better at night. It is a good idea to practice yoga and meditation techniques both when you are feeling restless and overwhelmed as well as incorporating it into your daily routine. There are many videos online and cellular apps that can guide you through proper yoga and meditation routines.

Ram Duriseti also encourages proper hygienic practices, like wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment, sanitizing your belongings and your home, and taking care to change clothes when you return home from an outing. If you follow these tips, you can ensure prolonged mental and physical health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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