The dangerous and communicable virus, COVID-19, has haunted us for a long time. Now, it’s been over six months, and the entire world is still fighting it. Unfortunately, there’s no vaccination available for this virus, but we know that the best plausible way of dealing with the virus is by taking adequate measures and working towards building your immunity. In addition to this, we should all pledge to adhere to the guidelines set by the government of our respective countries to ensure that we can at least give some contribution towards the flattening of the curve. So, how to keep yourself protected from Coronavirus?
Honestly, there are a bunch of things that should be done every day, at least as long as there is a Coronavirus scare. Here are some of them:
- Wash your hands frequently using an alcohol-based sanitizer. Karen, a TFTH employee, who is currently working from home, says that it’s been 100 days that she’s not stepped out of her home. However, every time someone comes from outside, be it the grocery vendor or a delivery agent, she makes it a point to thoroughly wash her hands and face, once they leave.
- At least spend 20 seconds washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water according to the WHO guidelines.
- Whenever you cough or sneeze, cover your face with a tissue or a flexed elbow. Throw the used tissue immediately, in a closed dustbin.
- Do not go near anyone who has a cough or fever.
- If you are experiencing symptoms, such as difficulty in breathing, fever, or cough, seek medical assistance immediately.
- Do not touch your nose, mouth, or eyes with hands if you haven’t washed them properly.
Tips to boost your immunity
Here, we’ll discuss some effective measures to boost your immunity and make your body stronger.
Consume vitamins and foods, which are immunity-boosters
To solidify your immunity, you should include foods, which will internally strengthen your body, boost your immunity, and help it fight against coronavirus, should you still acquire it. Some such foods include sweet potatoes, spinach, carrot, dark leafy vegetables, flexed elbow, broccoli, asparagus, and tomato. Ronald, a knowledge resource accumulator with TrumpLearning, says that he hated broccoli and spinach or any other green leafy vegetable, but because of the Corona scare, that’s what he’s been eating regularly. In addition to these, there are also some fruits, such as strawberries, citrus fruits, and mango, that help strengthen immunity. All of these vegetables and fruits are rich in Vitamins A, C, D, and E. They are also composed of essential minerals, such as selenium, zinc, and magnesium, which are the ideal immunity-boosting vitamins. When constructing diet plans, be particularly careful with older adults because they are more prone to catching the virus faster. Moreover, their recovery rate is low. So, be extra cautious.
Take adequate sleep of 7 to 8 hours
One of the easiest methods of boosting your immunity during COVID0-19 is getting enough sleep. When the body gets sufficient rests, it naturally repairs and heals from all the wear and tear. However, when you do not sleep enough, your body keeps feeling lethargic and tired. It reduces the ability of the body to fight against the virus.
Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water
Daniel, an executive who is employed with TAE for offering paper writing services, says that in one of the TV interviews of the WHO representative, he heard that drinking water is a great way to boost immunity because, with water, all the toxins are flushed out from the body. In addition to water, you could also consume adequate immunity booster drinks such as coconut water and freshwater juices to keep your body hydrated.
Do not skip out on your workout
Another way to flush out toxins from the body is via sweat. So, do ensure that you indulge in daily exercises to keep yourself fit during the pandemic. You could include activities depending upon your stamina and work routine. Some of the simple workouts that you could indulge in include forward lunges, front planks, jogging on the spot, and push-ups. Natasha, an executive with EssayWriter4U,who offers assignment and essay writing service for students, says that since her daily travel time has been eliminated from the schedule, she uses it for exercising and meditation.
Practice two vital steps
To tell you the truth, staying indoors can get stressful and boring, and if you are stressed, it can hamper your mental well-being as well as your immunity. To prevent that, you should follow the following two measures:
Engage in meditation
Meditation is the exercise of the mind and is helpful to relax your mind from all the chaos and distractions. You can just spend 10 minutes every day meditating, and it is enough to keep you calm throughout the day. A calmer mind is better equipped at taking decisions and focussing on things. It also paves a way for a stronger body.
- Do not engage in unnecessary traveling
As long as it is not needed, do not step out of your homes. If you do step out, wear a mask and cover and gloves. Also, maintain social distancing.