An Observational Survey Study on the changes in Life style before and during COVID-19 lockdown
COVID-19, a global pandemic impacted daily life on a vast scale and is significantly affecting the global economy. The spread of this disease is exponential and our country is slowly rising up to being one of the worst affected countries. Since, any suitable form of immunization is not attained yet on a large scale; countries are enforcing a strict lockdown to curb the spread of this virus. People are advised to stay at homes and go out only if it is absolutely essential. India had imposed one of the biggest and strictest lockdown during the months of March, April and May 2020 which had a significant impact on the lives of its citizens. Our study is a theoretical analysis to investigate the immediate impact of lockdown on eating and lifestyle of the population aged >=18 years. The survey was conducted using a well-structured questionnaire which examined the demographic, dietary, lifestyle habits before and during the lockdown period so as to assess if there was a positive or negative influence on the health of a person. The study was conducted during the month of June 2020 and was active for a period of 30 days. The paper also encompasses some of the relevant principles in Ayurveda which can be incorporated as a part of daily routine to promote a cleaner healthier regime.
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