Unfortunately, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are more people falling sick than ever before. Nothing is guaranteed to protect you from the pandemic, but there are steps you can take to increase your chances of staying fit and healthy. Below are some helpful tips:
Practice Basic Hygiene
Basic personal hygiene can help prevent the spread of germs, decrease your risk for acquiring flu-like symptoms, and keep you healthy as you go about your day. Washing your hands with soap and water is the single most important thing you can do to prevent getting sick and spreading germs. You should also avoid coughing or sneezing unless it’s into tissue and try not to stand too close to other people. Use hand sanitiser where handwashing isn’t possible, and make sure you sanitise surfaces you touch regularly.
Maintain Healthy Habits
If you have to stay home, maintain healthy habits by eating right, staying active, and getting enough sleep. Do your best to protect yourself from illness by practising good hygiene—wash hands often and keep common household surfaces clean. Be active and eat regularly. Being physically active whenever you can help your body recover from illness faster. Also, be sure to maintain excellent dental health.
Engage in Stress Management
Stress management is important in preventing illness and promoting health. Functioning at a low level of stress may seem difficult now, but it will have significant benefits in your life. It is important to avoid negative emotions which produce stress. Stress results in many illnesses such as skin disease, headache, heart disease etc.
Manage Your General Health
Protect yourself and your family by keeping on top of your general health and making sure you are healthy. By staying on top of your health, you reduce your chances of getting sick and ensures that if you do get sick, you can fight it off much more easily. Getting time to see your doctor may be trickier now, given the current situation, so it’s important that if you can speak to your doctor on the phone or via video, you do. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t Neglect Pre-Existing Conditions
Some infectious diseases are more likely to occur or become worse in people with certain pre-existing health conditions. Don’t neglect conditions or symptoms you already know about. If your doctor suspects a pre-existing condition could delay healing or complicate future treatment – that’s when it pays to be proactive.
In summary, the best way to stay healthy and protect yourself during an outbreak is to keep your distance and practice good personal hygiene. This is especially true if you have been exposed or have symptoms, as those who are sick should be isolated from others and treated appropriately.
Until next time.