6 Ways to Stay Healthy During COVID-19

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(Newswire.net — April 6, 2020) — As COVID-19 cases continue to increase by the day, it is crucial that people all over the world do what they can to remain healthy until the pandemic dies down. While there is a surplus of helpful information online, some people may still now know how to remain safe during these troubling times. 

Be Consistent with Exercise

Since gyms won’t be open for a while, people have to get creative with how they decide to get their exercise. In fact, exercise is more important now than ever before, since most of us have to stay at home and practice social distancing. Staying at home all the time inspires a sedentary lifestyle, and too much of that may or may not lead to weight gain.

In that case, it would probably be best to take walks every now and then, ride the bike around the neighborhood, or take a jog at a nice park. Just remember to keep your distance and go the virtual route if you’re interested in fitness classes.

Switch Up Your Diet

A healthy, well-balanced diet may be the key to boosting the immune system and other parts of the body to help fight against things like COVID-19. Most people forget that most of the essential daily vitamins are already present in healthy diets, and there isn’t always a need to take a bunch of pills.

A lot of people in the world have been deciding to resort to canned good and non-perishable items instead of building their grocery inventory around regular, well-balanced diets. In order to stay healthy during this pandemic, it is important to come out of the panic-buying mindset. Social distancing isn’t prohibiting people from grocery shopping, so it is still completely okay to shop for regular groceries. A diet based on canned goods may not do good to the body after a while. Buy things that support a diet including enough starch, protein, and various produce.

Protect from Other Illnesses

Just because someone doesn’t have the virus, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t continue to do what they can to protect their body from other viruses and illnesses. One of the best things to do is practice washing your hands, drinking lots of clean drinking water, and taking advantage of vitamins or other things to boost and strengthen the immune system. This will encourage the body to combat viruses and other threatening illnesses that come along. Just remember to use these as things to help the situation, don’t depend on them to cure or take away the illness.

Get Some Sleep

It’s important to be managing stress and anxiety, as it can take a toll on sleep if it is not managed well. Sleep often acts as the dealbreaker for every other part of health, as a lack of it can lead to things like weight gain, depression, and many other unfortunate things.

If sleep is a problem, try to look to yoga and meditation to manage stress and ease the mind during the day and night. Yoga can be great for both sleep and stress management, and it can be done almost anywhere. Just remember that if you’re interested in doing it in a class, you should opt for virtual options instead of participating in a real class with other people around. This encourages social distancing and helps protect you from catching the virus.  If you are still stressed, check out BetterHelp.com for some more tips on mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Keep Everything Crystal Clean

It has been said that the virus can live on certain surfaces for up to two days or even more. It may not be the main way the virus spreads, but it can be one of the quickest and easiest ways to catch the virus. Droplets of saliva and other bodily fluids from people can get onto random surfaces pretty easily.

In that case, it would be best to use a household cleaner and wipe down the parts of the house that are most often touched. This includes objects like doorknobs, door handles, cabinet handles, drawer handles, railings, faucets, and most furniture. Household cleaners shouldn’t be viewed as something that can cure the virus, but they may do a good job of preventing the spread of germs and unseen bodily fluids like saliva.

Keep Your Distance

When people hear about social distancing, they think it only applies to those outside of the home, as in keeping a social distance from another stranger. However, social distancing should probably apply to those in the home as well, especially if there are people in the home coming in and out of the house often. For the time being, try to prevent close contact like hugging and kissing if you know someone has been traveling around the city pretty often since some people still have to go to work and grocery shopping to keep the home together.