Staying Healthy: More than Staying Home
Last week the Village was fortunate to hear from Dr. Laura Sander of Sibley about how to stay well during the pandemic. Here are a few takeaways from her talk:
Manage chronic medical conditions through regular check-ups, telemedicine visits, and by taking medication as prescribed.
Preventative screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies are effective tools in providing early detection and treatment. Precautions are in place to keep patients and providers safe during the pandemic.
Eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get adequate sleep to reap the physical and emotional benefits of a healthy lifestyle and maintain an overall sense of well-being.
Dr. Sander offered practical tips on how to safely navigate in the community during the pandemic and shared a helpful video on understanding and managing pandemic fatigue. If you weren’t able to join us, or would like to revisit the program, you’re in luck! Click here to watch a recording of Staying Healthy Is More than Just Staying at Home. This program is offered in partnership with Palisades Village, Northwest Neighbors Village, and Sibley Memorial Hospital and is made possible thanks to a DC Community HOPE grant through Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office.