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For Your Health: While at Home Make A Consistent Routine a Priority

There is a plethora of information regarding what to do and what not to do regarding your daily activities, or lack thereof, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here is excellent advice from Dr. Cris Wohlgehagen, founder, International Headache Center, in Dallas, on how to create an at-home routine.

The more consistent you can make your routine, the better. I know this is easier said than done, especially in the current circumstances. But I also know everyone realizes it is worth the effort for their health and the health of their loved ones.

Schedules are disrupted because of restrictions on work, school, and other activities in an attempt to limit the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. For those of you that don’t read this all the away to the bottom, one item you need to remember, social distancing does NOT mean social isolation… protect your brain!

Make your routine an everyday occurrence for your brain’s sake.

Make a schedule and stick to it. 

  • Wake up and go to sleep around the same time every day, 
  • Eat regular meals, preferably with several vegetables or fruits at every meal and fish about once per week (If access to a store is limited, these can be frozen or canned goods) 
  • Plan for some physical activity (yoga, walking around your house or in your neighborhood if possible, fit board, jumping jacks/push-ups – you name it)  
  • Add in brain games like sudoku, playing along with jeopardy, an online app like luminosity once per day 
  • Take the time (at least 10 minutes) to relax outdoors, meditate, pray.
  • Stay hydrated. 
  • Importantly, social distancing does not mean social isolation. Make an effort to get on a Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, or another virtual platform for a call with family and friends. Engage in in-depth discussions at least once per week. (Virtual book club, virtual bible study, talk about topics you usually don’t discuss day to day).

Participating in these suggestions by Dr. Cris will help make your days more meaningful and productive for your well-being.

Stay calm, but remain cautious.

To Your health –

Dr. Cris


Dr. Cristina Wohlgehagen

Cristina Wohlgehagen, MD is the founder of IHaC, a membership based clinic aimed to strengthen and protect our best brain. Dr. Cris is double board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine. She works with Kerwin Research Center in neurodegenerative clinical research. She is an experienced speaker and educator in the community, also with a volunteer faculty appointment at UT Southwestern.

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