It has been more than six months now since Covid-19 outbreak. Unless a nationwide vaccination program is launched across the US, the fear and dangers associated with Covid-19 are likely to linger around. In the meantime, you must take necessary steps to ensure your safety as well as that of others. Here are some tips to stay safe and healthy during Covid-19.
Hygiene is one of the most important factors emphasized by health regulatory authorities in the US to prevent Covid-19 infection. Reminders are being issued every now and then for the masses to wash their hands regularly for twenty seconds with soap and water. Always cover your face with a mask when you are outside. This lessens the risk of contracting the virus. It is highly recommended to keep hand sanitizer with yourself whenever you go out. When you touch surfaces such as door knobs or elevator buttons sanitize your hands thoroughly right away.
Although CDC now states that the virus does not spread from surfaces majorly, however, risk is always there. Therefore, mop your house regularly with an effective disinfectant solution. Disinfect surfaces that come in contact with hands such as door knobs, switches, remote, television and refrigerator handle. Wash the towels regularly. Take off your shoes outside the entrance of your home so that you do not carry the virus home with your shoes.
In most cases people show mild symptoms when infected with coronavirus and get recovered at home. One very effective way to combat the disease is by strengthening your own immune system. Eat healthy food especially fruits and vegetable that boost your immunity. Avoid sugary and junk foods that lower your ability to fight diseases. Take vitamins and minerals supplements if you are deficient in any of these. Detox your body of the toxins that deteriorate health.
Consume healthy drinks such as vegetable smoothies, green tea, detox water and others that help improve your overall health. Make sure you get adequate sleep and rest at night as this is very crucial for an effective defense mechanism of the body. Thirty minutes of exercise, work out, walk or any other physical activity is also very important to improve physical health. Coronavirus is a respiratory disease and smokers are at a higher risk of worsening symptoms. Quit smoking and drinking alcohol right away if you are into any such activities. By adopting healthy habits, you can stay safe from the wrath of Covid-19.
The isolation associated with the pandemic and the closure of all socializing places, offices, schools and other public places is taking a heavy toll on the mental well-being of people. Those who have lost their jobs are severely depressed. While those who are working from home find it extremely stressful to manage work, household chores and children altogether without any external help and support. Above all not being able to meet with friends and family itself is quite distressing. Therefore, people in the US are advised to take extra care of their mental health.
Practice yoga regularly to achieve mental peace. Have a positive outlook towards life and remember that this time shall pass by. Keep in touch with friends and family regularly through phone calls and video chats. Take this time as a break from the monotony of life and enjoy the small things with your family. Spend time with your children and listen to them. Read a nice motivational book or watch your favorite TV series. Spend time with your spouse and help with the household chores. Stay away from negative news and keep yourself at peace. In order to fight the pandemic, it is very important to have a peaceful mind.
These were some ways to stay safe and healthy during Covid-19.