Healthy Diet, Less News Were Key to Preventing Anxiety, Depressive Symptoms During COVID
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Following a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding excessive consumption of stressful news helped prevent anxiety and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests. Results from a longitudinal Spanish survey study of more than 1000 adults showed that being outside, relaxing, participating in physical activities, and drinking plenty of water were also beneficial. However, social contact with friends and relatives, following a routine, and pursuing hobbies had no significant impact.
@dev-narayan Like many people, we had assumed that personal contact would play a bigger part in avoiding anxiety and depression during stressful times. it may be that this specific behavior cannot be extrapolated to other times