'Food helps': The coping strategies getting people through quarantine in Italy

Mar 31, 2020 352

For those struggling with lockdown in Italy right now - or the prospect of it elsewhere - reader Jeff Wilson describes how he and fellow teachers in Milan are coping with the situation. Our minds and bodies are wired to resist change. So it should come as no surprise that we are all struggling to deal with the drastic adjustments to our lifestyles these days.

I awoke on Wednesday morning to the news that outdoor exercise is now forbidden in Milan. Until that point, I felt like I had been adapting suciently to the quarantine restrictions, but my body stiffened upon reading this new edict in the Lombardy region.

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SOURCE: https://www.thelocal.it

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