A Guide to Keeping Your Body and Mind Nourished During the COVID-19 Lockdown

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Guest article from Stephanie Haywood

If the COVID-19 outbreak is preventing you from getting to the gym, yoga studio, meditation center, grocery store—or anywhere else you rely on to stay physically, mentally, and emotionally fit—you’ll be glad to know that your health and wellness goals don’t need to suffer during the pandemic. To assist you in staying true to these goals, we’ve compiled some resources on working out, eating nutritiously, and practicing self-care during COVID-19—all from the comfort of your home.

Healthy Eating for Greater Immunity

Even though you may not be shopping for groceries as often as you used to, you can still find ways to prepare nutritious meals.

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Home Workouts to Keep You Physically Fit

While the gym may be off limits, you can still engage in regular exercise.

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Self-Care Strategies for Less Stress and Anxiety

While exercising and eating healthy will keep you physically and mentally strong, look for ways to relax as well.

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Alternatives to Face-to-Face Therapy

Most of us are under considerable strain during the pandemic, so look to mental health professionals for extra support.

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As we adjust to this new normal, some aspects of our lives will become more of a challenge—especially if we’re used to practicing yoga in a studio or meeting face-to-face with a licensed psychotherapist. However, these tips and resources will help to keep our bodies and minds strong and healthy as we learn to distance ourselves from others and spend more of our free time from the comfort and safety of our homes.

Steven Quay is the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions.

He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Nobel Laureate H. Gobind Khorana, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital, and was on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine. His contributions to medicine have been cited over 9,600 times. He has founded six startups, invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, and holds 87 US patents. Over 80 million people have benefited from the medicines he invented.

His current passion is the prevention of the two million yearly breast cancer cases worldwide.

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