Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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One of the most important things you can do during this coronavirus pandemic is to take care of your health. Exercise and diet are the key factors in protecting yourself from the virus. Tobacco smokers are at greater risk from COVID-19. Staying healthy will lower your chances of contracting the virus, and help you get through it if you do get the coronavirus.

Another big part of staying healthy during this virus outbreak is keeping your stress levels down. Stress levels are directly related to physical wellbeing. I like to read, fish, meditate and hike in the wilderness to keep a handle of my stress. Do whatever works for you, but try to avoid drinking heavy amounts of alcohol as this won’t help your immune system. Taking a multi-vitamin gives you a fighting chance if you lack proper nutrition. I take an organic whole-food men’s multivitamin daily with breakfast. 

I’m positive that we can get through this coronavirus pandemic, but we all need to work together to decrease the number of people who die from it. Avoid traveling, wash your hands frequently, and stay on top of your health. If you feel sick, do not go to work.

Stay safe and practice social distancing until we can get through this complicated time. Social distancing limits the spread of the virus and keeps more beds in hospitals available for infected people. For more information on the Coronavirus pandemic, check out this detailed article by Harvard Medical School. They recommend doing the following to keep your immune system strong:

Don’t smoke.

Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Take a multivitamin if you suspect that you may not be getting all the nutrients you need through your diet.

Exercise regularly.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Control your stress level.

Control your blood pressure.

If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation (no more than one to two drinks a day for men, no more than one a day for women).

Get enough sleep.

Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and trying not to touch your hands to your face, since harmful germs can enter through your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Harvard Medical School

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