Everybody wants to stay happy, healthy and safe. But in this modern world is it really possible to achieve this? As the world is facing an unprecedented situation with the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we want to provide you with 9 tips to stay healthy and protected during this global pandemic. These tips will definitely help you and your family to take necessary steps and precautions to stay healthy, safe and well protected during this season.
Wash Your Hands Correctly
It is very important to wash your hands correctly. Your hands need to be washed thoroughly throughout the day to keep it clean and free from germs. The right way to wash your hands is by using clean water and any good soap.
First run your hands under the water and then put the soap. Create a good lather and rub your hands well for at least for 20 seconds. Don’t forget to clean under your nails and the back of your hand. Then rinse with clean water. You can sing the happy birthday song twice to ensure you do it for at least 20 seconds.
Wash your hands before you eat, after using the bathroom, after playing with animals and after being around a sick person. Wash your hands as soon as you get back home even before you touch anything else. This is also a good way to prevent the corona virus.
Washing the hands is a very effective way to prevent the flu and spread of germs. Using hand sanitizers are also really helpful when you are on the move or can’t get to the sink. Research has shown that 60% alcohol based hand sanitizers are very effective in preventing viral or bacteria based diseases.
Maintain Social Distancing
This season is not the best time to socialize. It is essential to keep a little distance away from people especially if they are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. Do not stand too close to people and maintain at least 6 feet distance for your own health.
Make sure to wash your hands after being around with people.Stay away from crowded areas and avoid public transportation as much as possible. Also avoid spending time in public places. Avoid touching public places especially things like handrails, lift buttons, washroom taps, etc.
Avoid Touching Your Face
It is very important to avoid touching your face during the day. According to the CDC, germs can easily spread when you touch something contaminated with germs and then touch your face especially the eyes, nose or mouth. Even if you have the habit of touching your face often, you need to stop this habit. This is also one of the major causes for spreading the coronavirus.
Keep Everything Clean and Disinfected
Do not let dirt and grime build up around places where you live and work. Keep your house, office and surroundings neat and clean. All the common touch areas need to be cleaned with a good disinfectant regularly.
Viruses can live on certain surfaces for more than eight hours.The CDC also recommends doing this with any frequently touched surface.
Take Care of Personal Hygiene
Maintaining good personal hygiene is always important for a happy and healthy life. Have a good shower everyday and use a good soap and shampoo to clean yourself well including your hair.
Any bacteria, virus or other germs will be washed away when you take a good bath. Oral hygiene is also equally important. Brush your teeth well every morning and at night, to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
Have Healthy Food
A healthy diet can boost immunity and keep you healthy always. Include all healthy foods in your diet especially the ones rich in vitamin C, D and Zinc. This helps to boost the immunity of your body.
It is important to have a balanced diet with whole foods like fruits, nuts, vegetables, healthy fats, carbs and protein rich food. Avoid the processed foods. Citrus fruits like lemon and oranges can give a boost of vitamin C to your body.
Research also shows that foods with flavonoids like black tea, blueberries and red wine can help prevent cold and flu. Taking daily probiotics like yogurt, kimchi, kefir and cottage cheese can also help in increasing the immunity levels.
Try to spend time by working out at least three to four times a week. This will help to boost your immunity and prevent diseases. Studies have shown that moderate amounts of exercise can boost the body’s defence mechanism.
Simple exercises like brisk walking, swimming, cycling or jogging can do wonders for your body. Avoid going to crowded places and try simple exercises at home.
It is essential to remain calm and avoid stress. This is very important to avoid illnesses and also keep your blood pressure at check. A hormone called Cortisol is released when you are stressed and this can affect the immunity of the body against diseases.
Stay calm with meditation, prayers, games or just spending time with your loved ones. Do some hobbies or learn something new.
Get Adequate Rest
Taking sufficient rest is very important for the human body. The body needs to relax and repair itself from time to time. Cell development and cleansing happens when we sleep. A good sleep can reduce stress levels and keep you healthy and fit. The body requires at least 8 hours of sleep everyday. This will also help you to boost your immunity levels.
Stay at home when you are sick to avoid passing on the cold or flu. Eat well and take adequate rest. Keep your hands clean and avoid touching your face or public places. If you follow the above tips you can stay healthy and protected.
Watch important news and be aware about what is happening around. Reduce stress and remain active and calm for a safe and happy life. Do pass this important information to your family and friends to build a better and healthy world for us and the future generations.
If you have any coronavirus symptoms call the helpline and quarantine yourself. Use the time wisely to learn and develop your skills. Let’s all come together to fight this global pandemic and try our best to eradicate COVID-19 at the earliest.