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Apr 9, 2020

How to Keep Healthy During Quarantine

The Easter holiday is well upon us so there are those hot cross buns that form part of our diet in the next few days. We will all be at home and tempted to run to the fridge frequently or grab unhealthy snacks from the pantry. So the Ministry of Health is advising the public to stay physically active and to eat healthy during the holidays. Nutritionist Ada Cuello recommends you keep away from sugary foods and drinks especially bottled juices and canned food which are filled with salts and fats. She is also recommending that you engage in one hundred and fifty minutes of exercise per week, or at least thirty minutes of exercise per day for five days. And most importantly, make sure you get enough sleep and rest.

 

Ada Cuello

Ada Cuello, Nutritionist

“For children for example, drink more water and avoid sugary food and drinks. Sugar actually weakens the immune system so drinking more water, drinking more natural, staying away from the bottled packaged juices because these do tend to be very high in sugar, washing your hands if you are eating. After every activity actually right now we should be encouraging everyone to wash your hands. Eat freshly prepared foods and avoid foods high in salts and fats. So again the process in the canned foods. We can still be active in our homes. The recommendation is actually one hundred and fifty minutes of exercise a week. So you just have to take thirty minutes out of your day maybe in the morning or in the afternoon. If you have access to Youtube, there are different videos online that you can access just using you body weight at home doing squat. Thirty minutes a day is what we recommend and of course five days a week. And of course getting enough sleep. Avoid sharing cups, water bottles, eating utensils and personal hygienic products to avoid that cross contamination.”


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