Everywhere you go, you’re probably hearing about this major outbreak of COVID-19 or more commonly known as coronavirus. The virus is not unheard of before as there have been reports of earlier times when people were admitted in the hospitals and showed positive results of COVID-19. This year the virus originated from Wuhan, China where many people have fallen victim to the virus but many of them recovered with great health as well.
After China many other counties followed and started reporting of suspected cases of coronavirus and began taking preventative measures. Some countries even went to the extent of ordering an immediate shutdown for 2 weeks to control the spread of the virus. But considering everything and the seriousness of the matter at hand, it becomes mere necessity to inform the world of ways to stay safe during this outbreak and to be calm in the face of adversity.
How does the virus attack you?
The virus is not airborne so it doesn’t spread through inhaling the same air as an infected person. It spreads only when the person carrying the virus sneezes or coughs on someone else and the droplets reach the skin. The germs then enter your body and attach to the cells. If the immune system of the person is strong enough they’ll be able to fight it off.
But good news for people who are young because they have a stronger immune system as compared to people who are below the age of 5 and above the age of 50. Children and older people have a weaker immune system so they are more prone to the virus.
If you have children in the house or old people then these following tips should be strictly be adhered by.
Read more to stay active during this mass virus breakout. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
If you want to stay active and not forget about your usual fitness routine, It will be extremely crucial to take the necessary precautions. This is especially so if you use the gym regularly. The gym is full of people sharing the same equipment. Not only that its full of people, recycled air and sweat!
Avoid the gym, for now. We know this is a tough one but it may be necessary to help contain the virus. Instead, you can opt for some cardio activity outdoors. You can work on routines that require only your bodyweight – a simple YouTube search should help you find some good workouts for at home.
Wash your hands religiously with soap. Any time you return home from outside, before you touch anything else thoroughly wash your hands front and back. According to the experts you need to wash your hands for 20 seconds. Don’t miss the space between your fingers and thumbs and wash twice at much at the gym!
Avoid touching your face, particularly the areas of your eyes, nose and mouth. These are the most accessible gateways for the germs to enter the body. If you really need to touch your face for any reason, make sure to wash your hands first. When you are sweating from a workout it is crucial to remember to wipe your face with a clean paper towel.
Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Keep a bottle of water with you and keep drinking water after every 15 minutes and don’t let your mouth run dry. In case the virus has entered the body, drinking water will carry it in the stomach where it will be cleaned off with the acid. Don’t use water fountain at the gym, bring your own water from home.
Clean all solid surfaces with a disinfectant and keep the place dry. Wash your clothes (especially that sweaty gym clothes and towel) with detergents that have anti-germ properties in it. The virus cannot survive in temperature above 37 degrees so leave out your clothes in the sun to dry.
Abstain from going to crowded places. You never know who’s carrying the virus since the symptoms can show up later. Wearing a mask is recommended if you’re already suffering from flue and cold so that you keep others safe from your germs.