Holistic Approach during a Pandemic for Healthy Well-Being


Affiliations

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Clinical Epidemiology Unit, New Delhi, 110 029, India
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition Unit, New Delhi, 110 029, India
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine, New Delhi, 110 029, India
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurology, New Delhi, 110 029, India
  • University of Delhi, Department of Food and Nutrition, Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi, 110 021, India

Abstract

Currently, the entire globe is facing a pandemic ‘COVID-19’ and the numbers are rising exponentially. Unfortunately, along with the triple burden of malnutrition and many non-communicable diseases, Corona virus has knocked India’s door. As it is don’t know for how long this battle will continue, the present review is an attempt to highlight the importance of non-pharmacological approaches like a balanced diet, stress management, adequate sleep and physical activity to build up a strong immune system, as it reduces the complications in individuals who are already at nutritional risk and might get exposed to the infection. Globally, scientists are working to find potential vaccines to combat COVID-19, meanwhile,it must utilize this time window in building our immunity by adopting a healthy dietary and other lifestyle measures. Hence, it is the need of the hour to build up immunity by adopting a holistic approach as there is no nutritional magic pill, which can boost immunity instantly.

Keywords

Pandemic, Balanced Diet, Stress, Exercise, Sleep.

Subject Discipline

Nutrition, Public Health

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