Maintain Health During This Crisis

Posted by: Tina Elliott | Thursday, April 9, 2020

There is little doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives. Now is a crucial time to keep your body resilient against illness.

Here are some tips for maintaining overall physical and mental health:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Quit smoking and vaping. Initial research shows that people who smoke may develop serious complications from COVID-19.
    • If you’d like to quit, free help is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or com.
    • Young people interested in quitting vaping can text “Indiana” to 88709 to enroll in the free “This is Quitting” text messaging program.

For up-to-date information about coronavirus in Indiana, visit For more information on tobacco use and COVID-19, visit

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Tina Elliott
Senior Director
Indiana Rural Health Association