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Tips and advice for seniors: eating healthy, keeping to a routine, and staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic

CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest

Eating a healthy diet and staying active are essential for maintaining good health. The exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is changing many aspects of our lives and may have negative effects on nutrition as well as mental and physical health. This is especially true for seniors who are isolated in their communities. These individuals are at high risk for loss of autonomy and deconditioning both physically and mentally.

This guide contains tips and advice to help people 70 years of age and older, despite COVID-19, to:

  • Stay healthy;
  • Maintain independence;
  • Take care of oneself;
  • Limit the risk of falling;
  • Maintain physical strength.