Monday Motivation: 3 Ways to improve your health during Covid-19 Quarantine

Seafood Pappardelle

As we approach yet another week of social distancing, and quarantine, the time is now to take steps towards better health.

1. Eating Healthy is one way we can improve our health.

What are the benefits of eating healthy?

  • Weight loss.

  • Reduced cancer risk.

  • Diabetes management.

  • Heart health and stroke prevention.

  • The health of the next generation.

  • Strong bones and teeth.

  • Better mood.

  • Improved memory.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 lb. scallops

  • 1 lb. shrimp peeled and deveined

  • 2 garlic cloves minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce store bought is fine

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 8 oz. pappardelle pasta or any long thick pasta

  • chopped flat-leaf parsley to serve


  • In a large skillet, heat up the oil and butter over medium to medium-high heat. Sear the scallops and shrimp, about 1 minute per side. Remove from the pan and set aside. You will cook the seafood longer later.

  • Turn the heat to medium and add the garlic and pepper flakes. Cook until soft, but not brown. Add in the tomato sauce and heavy cream. Return the scallops and shrimp to the pan and simmer gently for about 7 to 8 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp.

  • While the sauce is simmering, using a separate pot, cook the pappardelle pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and toss the pasta with the sauce and seafood. Enjoy immediately with a sprinkling of flat-leaf parsley.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time30 mins

Halani Lobdell (Public Figure)

Often the number one reason why some people do not workout is due to lack of time. Well giving the current climate Home Workouts have more of an appeal and are a great way to improve our health while we have additional time.

2. Working Out

What are the health benefits of exercise?

  • Help you control your weight. ...

  • Reduce your risk of heart diseases. ...

  • Help your body manage blood sugar and insulin levels. ...

  • Help you quit smoking. ...

  • Improve your mental health and mood. ...

  • Help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age.

Allow yourself to rest our bodies need time to recover. 3. Get adequate sleep

Your heart will be healthier if you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.

  • May Help Prevent Cancer. ...

  • Reduces Stress. ...

  • Reduces Inflammation. ...

  • Makes You More Alert. ...

  • Improves Your Memory. ...

  • May Help You Lose Weight. ...

  • Napping Makes You Smarter. ...

  • Sleep May Reduce Your Risk of Depression.

Be sure to add 30 minutes of cardio into your healthy lifestyle practice.

By: Keiana Armani

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