Omar Abdullah offers tips on surviving quarantine or lockdown caused by Coronavirus – COVID-19

Hours after getting free from the detention, former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has gone to offer some tips on surviving quarantine or lockdown caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Omar Abdullah was freed from the detention on Wednesday after nearly eight months, tweeted a picture that mocked the timing of his release. Hours after his release from jail, the former Chief Minister of J&K took to his Twitter account to share a series of witty and humorous tweets. He tweeted a meme and wrote, “When you spend 236 days in lockdown, and on the day you get out, the government imposes a 21-day national lockdown.”

The National Conference leader was released amid an unprecedented nationwide shutdown to stall the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. He went on to offer tips on surviving quarantine. Omar Abdullah tweeted, “On a lighter note if anyone wants tips on surviving quarantine or a lockdown I have months of experience at my disposal, perhaps a blog is in order.”

Before sharing the tips in a series of tweets, Omar Abdullah wrote, “The response to the tweet has encouraged me to share a bit of my own experience. It will probably sound rather self evident but it really helped me over the months of solitary detention. I’ll keep adding tweets to this thread as things come to mind so keep checking back.”

Here are Omar Abdullah tips on surviving quarantine or lockdown caused by Coronavirus:

Firstly establish a routine & try to stick to it. In all the months I was in HNSJ (Hari Niwas Sub-Jail) I stuck to a routine as though it were carved in stone. The routine gave me a sense of purpose & stopped me feeling aimless or lost.

I woke up & went to bed around the same time EVERY DAY. No lazy Sunday morning lie ins for me. Get up & get ready. Having nowhere to go is no reason to spend all day in your nightsuit. I lived in track pants but I never slept in them or sat around in my PJs

Fix your meal times & stick to them. I ate my meals on my own. Put it down to the habit of boarding school & my need for structure For me it was breakfast at 8:30, lunch at 2 & dinner at 7:30 with a mug of coffee at 12 (after the doctor had checked my BP) & evening tea at 6.

Exercise, exercise, exercise. I can’t emphasise this point enough. I was fortunate to have space & access to the grounds in HNSJ to get outside but even when the weather didn’t permit I exercised indoors – walking in the corridor, up & down the stairs or just endless burpees 6/n

I used a couple of apps which were really helpful because I had workouts downloaded on them earlier. Nike Training Club & Fitbod (both on iOS & probably Android as well) were great for workouts of varying intensity & equipment levels.

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