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Tips To Stay Physically And Mentally Healthy During The Coronavirus

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Tips To Stay Physically And Mentally Healthy During The Coronavirus

A huge number of people are asking for clear, comprehensive information and guidelines regarding the novel coronavirus.

 While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing in such a critical situation.

At the moment, we must rely on basic public health measures: wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, use hand sanitizer, and limit your exposure to others. It may sound simplistic, but those things are quite helpful. Here are some more tips:

Have Space and Connection

Present-day, the best way is to avoid direct physical contact with others. Avoid crowds, reduce or eliminate non-essential travel, and expand the space between you and others to practice social distancing.

Try to give yourself about 6 feet of space. In case, you are feeling sick, don’t be sedentary or trapped indoors. Go for a walk in your garden, dance around your house, or tune into on-depend fitness or YouTube instructors. If you think you are getting sick, stay home and keep away from others.

Self-quarantine is a great concept anytime you think you have an infectious disease.

Here, social distancing is about physical distancing; it does not mean social isolation. During this outbreak, your mental health is important. Social support helps and is also related to your physical health.

Stay in touch with family, friends, colleagues who are telecommuting. Any kind of direct communication will be helpful: email, texts, video chats, even voice calls.

Missing travel or events will bring a kind of disappointment. It’s fine to feel sad about losses that seem trivial right now. But do not face your anxiety alone.

Fitness

This time, you are not going to the gym; you need to focus on some physical activities in your home. Many gyms and faintness instructors offer virtual classes; you can take benefit from it. There are various no-equipment-required exercises such as squats, burpees, sit-ups, planks, push-ups, and mountain climbers.

Nutrition

Make a proper plan before you stock up on groceries- to ensure you pick up the right things, and to avoid panic-buying and wiping out community suppliers. Take inventory of what is in your pantry and then plan around these items to create meals consisting of a starch, a protein, and a product.

Don’t just focus on grains and canned goods right now also buy fresh products. Sturdy veggies and starches like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes can be kept for a long time outside the freezer.

In case, you purchase, dried or frozen goods, select those low in saturated fat, sales, and added sugars. Prefer foods having less than five grams of added sugar per serving.

Boredom and stress eating is quite common these days, the best you can do is to channel those feelings elsewhere, whether by venting to a friend, writing down your feelings or diving into a good book.

Stress and Sleep

Managing stress and anxiety is vital for enough sleep and sufficient sleep is critical for just about every other aspect of your health.

Do yoga and meditation to manage stress. Over-exposure to news, over-exposure to chaos, creates a lot of anxiety; try to spend some time in a quiet space to reflect; it would help you to calm down.

Cleaning

A lot of studies have provided that the virus that causes COVID-19 can live on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for 72 hours, cardboard for 24 hours and copper for four hours. Although surface contamination does not seem to be the primary way the virus spreads, it cannot hurt to wipe down high-touch objects such as doorknobs, railings, and faucets.

Wash your hand towels frequently and remove your shoes and costs as soon as you reach your home. Most important, regular and proper cleaning makes your space feels larger and more comfortable and you will have fewer things to touch and transmit germs.

Be Aware

Don’t blow your pay check stockpiling months of supplies. No need to be panic and buy every possible over-the-counter drug. But get needed things and leave the rest for others.

It is great to check your prescription medication and ensure you have your month’s supply on hand.

Here, employers should encourage and rewards responsible for self-quarantining behaviours. Paid sick leave would enhance compliance with self-quarantine measures.

The outbreak in the Media

There are extensive news covers about the disease. If you find that the news is causing you huge stress physically and mentally, find a balance.

Here, the best solution is not to avoid all news and that you keep informing and educating yourself but limit your news intake if it is bothering you.

These are some effective tips we hope will help you, your family and your friends to look after your physical and mental health.

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