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Q&A: Healthy strategies while quarantining during pandemic

Shoppers outside BJ's in Garden City observe social

Shoppers outside BJ's in Garden City observe social distancing while wearing gloves and masks on Friday April 17, 2020. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

While quarantining at home is a luxury compared to the dangers first responders, health care personnel and other essential workers encounter every day during the pandemic, being trapped at home can easily lead to unhealthy habits that may prove tough to shed.

Here are some questions and answers on the strategies experts are recommending.

What is the “Quarantine 15?”

How do you avoid it when you’re primarily stuck inside?

How can we ensure we’re getting the nutrition we need?

What’s the biggest threat to our health? Is it being suddenly sedentary? Changes in diet?

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