Tips For Staying Healthy During Quarantine

By: Dr. Lisa Vasak from Dignity Health Urgent Care


It’s August and the middle of summer, YAY! Unfortunately, we all are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, BOO! I have heard from many people that they have gained weight during this quarantine period. Although it has been a little warm in Atascadero, there’s no better time then now to get outside and get moving. An easy and fun exercise for those of you who have a dog, is taking your furry friend for a walk.  If you don’t have a dog, take yourself or a grab a friend for a walk and start early in the morning before it gets too hot.  Exercising along with decreased caloric consumption is the best way to start on a weight loss plan.  Even if you prefer to stay inside you can still do indoor walking on a treadmill or walking in place and don’t forget about stretching.  Less couch time and more up and around time will benefit your body and your mind!  Less snack time and more activity time will give you more energy while helping you lose those unwanted quarantine pound! Exercise does not need to be painful or stressful.  Making daily exercise a normal routine is the long term health goal. Do remember your mask when outside around other people. Stay 6 feet apart from others, keep well hydrated and wear sunscreen!  Have fun and see you on an Atascadero walking trail.


Dignity Health Urgent Care | Dr. Lisa Vasak

Dr. Lisa Vasak works at Dignity Health Urgent Care in Atascadero. Her specialty is Internal Medicine. As an urgent care doctor, she treats injuries and medical issues in patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach. She has been working in an urgent care setting in Northern SLO County since 2013. She prioritizes patient safety and quality of care when treating her patients.