Keeping Yourself Healthy during Covid-19 Lock down
The whole world seems focused on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). It is a good time to reflect on your goals, plans and achievements and how to adapt after the pandemic is over.
While we are at home, we should continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 at least once a day. Being overly concerned does not help the situation and can add stress to you. Knowing what is happening is important but you should take time to focus on other important things , especially family, the future of your business, and plans.
Most respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and flu, are highly transmittable as they are are coughed up and or sneezed into the air by sufferers, where they can easily wind up on your face or hands, gaining entry to your body through mucous membranes (in the eyes, nose, or mouth). They can also be acquired through direct contact – handshakes and hugs or even from immediately touching the same door handle as an infected person.
How to stay healthy
It is important to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with water and soap first thing when you come back home especially after touching common shared objects like elevator buttons, doorknobs, telephone handsets etc. While out there you can also use hand sanitise if you cannot access water.
Avoid spreading the virus by covering your cough or sneeze. A tissue, your elbow, or inside your shirt can stop the spread of droplets. Throw used tissues away immediately and don’t forget to wash your hands promptly.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, or mouth.
Self isolate immediately if you are sick. Stay at home to rest and recuperate. Stay away from family members to stop infecting others.
At home sanitise common areas and surfaces with approved disinfectants, diluted bleach water, soap. These viruses are fragile in the environment but can survive on certain surfaces for a limited time.
Exercise daily in your room, take a walk to keep your immune system working strong.
Eat a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, make sure that you get adequate sleep, nutrition and exercise.
Drink lots of water and fluids
Avoid unnecessary travel and crowds.
If you are sick and need help call 111 (UK) for assistance. For more information, go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus