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Healthy living has helped patients fight off Covid-19, official says

Previous behaviours such as healthy eating, exercise and avoiding smoking have helped Covid-19 patients recover, according to the UAE's health sector spokesperson

Healthy living has helped patients fight off Covid-19, official says

A majority of patients who have recovered from Covid-19 in the UAE previously practiced healthy behaviours that helped strengthen their immune system, according to officials.

In a briefing, UAE health sector spokeswoman Dr. Farida Al Hosani said that a trend of healthy living practices has been observed among recovered Covid-19 patients.

“In most cases of recoveries, we noticed that they have followed several daily health behaviours, such as doing exercise, eating a healthy diet, strengthening the immune system and maintain an ideal weight, as well as abstaining from bad habits such as smoking and unhealthy eating,” she said.

“The psychological aspect is also important, and it is necessary to support the mental health of individuals along with their physical health.” She said. “These practices, which we always emphasise and promote, will help raise a person’s immunity and resistance to diseases, in addition to medicines, and can speed up the process of recovering from disease.”

Additionally, Dr. Al Hosani said that authorities are advocating periodic temperature checks at home, as well as covering one’s nose and mouth when they leave the houses.

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