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Follow These Tips To Fight Depression, Mood Swings Post COVID

Clearly, COVID does not end at testing negative. There is something called Long COVID and physical symptoms are just a part of it. Anxiety, depression, mood swings and fatigue are as much a part of post-COVID issues that patients suffer.

Here are some tips that nutritionist and fitness expert Munmun Ganeriwal shared on social media. “Those who are experiencing mood changes, brain fog, poor sleep, anxiety or depression post-Covid, do NOT panic. Know that it is normal. Most important, do remind yourself that recovery takes time,” she wrote.

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Her tips:

  • Eat well: Follow a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Move often: Walk around. If unable, practise a few stretches on your bed or chair
  • Prioritise rest and sleep: Practise ‘yoga nidra’ at bedtime.
  • Meditate every day.
  • Stay away from disturbing news: Limit your time on social media.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol: This will minimise inflammation in the brain

“Seek one-on-one professional help if you continue to feel overwhelmed,” the nutritionist and fitness expert further advised.

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