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4 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy Despite the Pandemic

The world is a whole different place since the pandemic started in 2020. More people than ever worried about staying healthy. That’s not about being dramatic, of course. Once business are reopening and people go about their daily activities as usual, the virus gets a whole lot more space to keep on spreading.

It doesn’t take rocket science to stay healthy. All you need to do is to keep in mind of the followings:

Wash your hands

Please wash your hands
Rid of the virus from your hands by washing with soap

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Make sure everyone washes their hands frequently with soap and running water, especially after leaving the house or touching objects in public areas such as elevator buttons, door handles, restaurant menu, condiment dispenser, shopping carts, ATM keypad, and computer keyboards, and so on. If soap and water are not available, you can replace it with a hand sanitizer.

Nowadays, it’s easy to find hand sanitizers in public places. Regardless, you should carry one at all times just in case. That way you can also help others who happen to forget to bring their own hand sanitizers. If you keep other people healthy, you’re keeping yourself healthy too.

Maintain physical distancing

Physical distancing is important, yo!
Stay away from each other please

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Maintaining distance is one of the things that is often advised during the Corona pandemic, including in the work environment. Make sure to always keep your distance at least 6 feet (1.5 meters) from other people even if they don’t have flu symptoms. Avoid crowds in public places at all cost.

Wear a mask

Wear facemasks in public places
Responsible humans wear face masks to protect themselves and others

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Another thing that is no less important is using a mask when leaving the house. Masks are one of the personal protective equipment (PPE) that must be used while outdoors or in crowds. The reason is, using a mask can certainly help you from the spread of the Corona virus.

Feel free to opt for a cloth mask or a medical mask. Use whichever you feel more comfortable to breathe in. Better yet, double it up by using the medical mask first then the cloth one to cover it. Two is better than one when it comes to preventing nasty droplets. Don’t go overboard with three or more masks. They won’t do you any good.

Boost your immune system

Exercising is healthy
Boost your immune system with proper exercise

Image: Jenny Hill

Your body’s resistance to bacteria and viruses will improve when you pay attention to your nutritional intake. Ensure proper and adequate hours of sleep. That suggestion to take 8 hours of sleep at night is no joke. Your body need that much rest to function properly.

Also carefully consider what you put into your mouth. Everyone needs a balanced meal to stay healthy.  When you prepare lunch for work, make sure the nutrition is well-balanced and not just some nuggets with ketchup.

Last, but not least, do some exercises. Some cities still won’t allow their citizens to exercise outdoors. If that’s the case with the place you live in, just do some bodyweight exercises in your living room. Or just ride that exercise bike you’ve been using to pile dirty clothes on.

OK, so that’s the gist of it – clean your hands, keep your distance, wear a mask (or two), and boost your immune system. Undoubtedly, there are other things you can do, but even focusing on the basics will get you far enough.

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