Understanding symptoms of functional problems during your COVID-19 recovery

Discover nutritional information and resources to help understand and improve the symptoms of functional problems related to COVID-19

Symptoms of functional problems

  • Impact on a patient’s ability to undertake normal activities of daily living, such as shopping and cooking, self-care, mobility.

What does it have to do with my nutrition and diet?

  • Shopping practices affect your eating habits, and your daily activities may be impacted if your diet is unhealthy.


The British Dietetic Association Critical Care Specialist group provides eating recommendations after critical illness – Nutrition at Home after Critical Illness [PDF]. This can be useful for:

  • advice for physical activity.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists provides information on:

The Swansea Bay University Health Board has a Covid and Long Covid recovery – therapy information pack which provides ideas for:

  • moving and exercise.

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