Ignorance is never bliss and at Style Rave, we stay committed to giving you updates as to how you can take better care of your health especially with the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) which is currently giving everyone in the world a serious cause for concern. How To Prevent Getting COVID.
With the continuous spread of the coronavirus, the major question on everyone’s lips and in their hearts is “how do I prevent myself from catching the coronavirus?” This is a valid question and as awareness increases, we make sure to bring you tips on how you can protect yourself better.
Inasmuch as anyone can catch the virus, the CDC says “older adults” and people with severe chronic illness are more likely to become severely ill from Covid-19. By older adults, they mean people who are 60 years and above. This is due to the fact that older adults have an immune system that has weakened with age. On that note, we have a list of things you can do to stay safer this period. How To Prevent Getting COVID.
Here are 5 things you can do to aid with the prevention of catching coronavirus…
1. Socially distance yourself
Socially distancing yourself from people does not necessarily mean that you should not leave your house and go about your daily duties. This only means that you need to start learning to respect personal space more especially in public by giving enough space between you and the next person on a queue. You have to be more vigilant and avoid large crowds if you can help it. You also want to avoid poorly ventilated buildings as this is where the risk of transmission is higher.
2. Wash your hands properly
Now, properly washing your hands with soap after every trip to a public place couldn’t be more emphasized. Seeing as the prevention of coronavirus is at the topmost of your list, you want to do well to wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
3. Avoid touching your face
We know that some people suffer from what I like to call hand-in-face syndrome. This is the time to stop this bad habit if you are guilty. When we touch surfaces, we end up picking up viruses and once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
4. Wash and disinfect surfaces
It is not just enough to properly wash your hands but you also have to wash and disinfect surfaces you regularly come in contact with especially when you are not the only one using those surfaces. Washing and disinfecting your surfaces with soap, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol or a diluted bleach solution, can deactivate coronaviruses on indoor surfaces. This does not mean that you should go overboard with the bleach and/or alcohol seeing as the smell of bleach and alcohol can be irritating to most people. How To Prevent Getting COVID.
5. Boost your immune system
After all has been said and done, remember that your immune system is your last line of defence in the prevention of the coronavirus and should be given top priority. At Style Rave, we have always recommended a healthy approach to life and now is the time to take this seriously. Adequate sleep, plenty of water, a balanced diet with an adequate amount of protein and a multi-vitamin for the possible nutrients that may be missing (i.e., Vitamin C, B6 and E). You also want to cut down on your intake of refined sugars, quit smoking, up your fruits and veggies intake, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation.
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