Episode 33: Living with kids under lockdown with Dr Orlena Kerek

I talk to Dr Orlena Kerek, a pediatric doctor turned weight loss and health coach. She lives in Spain with her 4 kids, currently under lockdown. She knows a lot about managing anxiety and healthy nutrition.

We talk about:

  • Life under lockdown in Spain
  • Coping with children at home
  • How best to stay sane under lockdown
  • Coping with uncertainty
  • Acknowledging our needs as well as everyone else’s
  • Letting things go
  • Accepting life as it is now
  • How oxygen may be all that many people need when they are in hospital with coronavirus
  • Working with the information we have on the evolution of the disease
  • How children are considered super-spreaders
  • Working out what to do in a new relationship under quarantine
  • The benefits of a strict lockdown
  • Maintaining a healthy diet at this time
  • Going easy on yourself if you’re not always eating healthily
  • Celebrate the nice things every day
  • Try to plan your meals but don’t overdo it – work with what you have
  • Managing anxiety in this new normal
  • The importance of movement for mental health
  • Getting outside if you can and getting enough sleep
  • Taking this opportunity to try new things
  • All the online learning and connection possibilities with the pandemic happening now
  • Staying sociable remotely to stay well

And more!

You can find out more about Orlena:

Websites | drorlena.com, snotty-noses.com, happyhealthyeatingforkids.com

Linkedin | Twitter

You can also listen to Orlena’s Fit and Fabulous Podcast

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