Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Ways to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 17, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-ways-to-stay-healthy-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/  

Summary: 
Are you among the nearly 90 percent of Americans living under stay at home orders? It can be difficult to maintain healthy eating and sleeping routines when you’re not able to leave home or when daily life is stressful because of the complete change in daily routine. Dr. Roberto Olivardia provides information on designing a healthy routine, planning simple and nutritious meals, and getting enough exercise when your opportunities for movement are limited. Supporting your good health now is critical for lowering feelings of stress and maintaining a good sense of well-being.  

Roberto Olivardia, PhD: 
Dr. Roberto Olivardia, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in th e treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. 

He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation, International Dyslexia Association, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, and the American Association of Suicidology.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Eating, sleeping and other health challenges faced during the pandemic 
2.  Tips and strategies for healthy eating 
3.  Exercises to do in and around the house 
4.  ADHD and sleep challenges 
5.  Strategies for proper sleep hygiene

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