The herculean task the world is facing now is impeding the spread of coronavirus outbreak.
With its inception in December 2019, the coronavirus has never ceased to disrupt every aspect of the human life.
With no boundaries, the deadly virus has spread across the world and now the global nations are grappling with the alarming health crisis.
So far, the coronavirus has spread to 195 countries infecting 386,317 people and claiming 16,713 lives.
Many countries have taken stringent actions to combat the deadly contagion, which changed our daily life drastically.
Kids are home from school, many employees are being forced to work from home and every citizen is doing their part in social distancing.
Even though there is complete lockdown in many parts of the world, the coronavirus spread is touching new high every day.
So, it’s imperative to know what works and what doesn’t to stay healthy and sane during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Tips to stay protected, healthy and fit
1) Washing Hands
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or clean with an alcohol-based sanitizer. This will kill the viruses that may be present on your hands.
2) Follow Respiratory Hygiene
Make sure to follow good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with tissue, napkin or bent elbow when you sneeze or cough.
3) Avoid Touching Face
Hands touch many surfaces and can collect viruses. So, hands can transfer the deadly virus to your eyes, nose or mouth when you touch your face. This can make you sick.
4) Social Distancing
Social distancing is the best practice to prevent coronavirus infection. Prefer staying at home and avoid contact with people who are sick, even if they are asymptotic to coronavirus.
5) Six feet Apart
Health experts express that the respiratory secretions from a coronavirus infected person cannot travel beyond 6 feet distance. So, maintain the aforementioned distance if you find anyone coughing or sneezing.
6) Stay Informed
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. There is an increasing number of false information about coronavirus outbreak appearing in public disclosure including social media.
So, ensure to follow authentic resources including the WHO and your local health authority.
7) Avoid Unnecessary Health Check-ups
With coronavirus taking over every part of the world, it’s not ideal to pay a visit to a health facility for normal flue or illnesses apart from COVID-19 symptoms. Ensure to check the symptoms before going to hospital.
8) Eat Homemade Food
As the world is in critical health crisis, it’s imperative to eat only homemade food. Strictly avoid eating any outside food. A meagre food craving may incur daunting circumstances.
Staying at home doesn’t mean to take rest. Try to adopt a 30-minute exercise routine to stay fit. You can try yoga, meditation, squats, push ups and cardio, among others. Even a 30-minute walk can do wonders to your body.
10) Get Sleep
Use the ‘STAYHOME’ facility to get adequate sleep. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Listen to your body – if you are tired, get sleep.
11) Stay Hydrated
Drink water, coconut water, lemon water or any other energy drinks in adequate amounts to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water helps in flushing out toxins and improving your immune system.
12) Improve Immunity
Restore and build your immunity by taking balanced diet. If possible, include vitamin supplements such as vitamin B12, vitamin D3 and vitamin C in your daily diet.
13) Be Kind
If you are employing someone, make sure to give them day-offs and ask them to return to work once the situation gets better. Try to provide basic supplies for their health and safety.
14) Home Cleaning and Disinfection
During this health crisis, make sure to clean everything at your home. Disinfect and sanitize everything from surfaces, doorknobs, handles, TV remotes, drawers, sink to toilets.
15) Engage with Family
Despite causing colossal impact across the world, the coronavirus has done what no one could do. ‘Bringing families together’.
So, lets utilise this valuable time to get engrossed with our family before we all get involved in our regular lives again.
Responding to this mammoth health crisis requires contribution from every global citizen. Fight against the deadly COVID-19 is everyone’s responsibility.
All you need to do is “STAY AT HOME” to change the course of this pandemic.
Stay safe, fit and healthy by monitoring your daily diet, calorie intake, water intake, workout pattern, heartbeat and blood pressure by using Fitness Tracking Applications.
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