The best way to avoid catching the coronavirus will always be to keep a healthy body with a strong, resilient immune system. This entails all the things your doctor has ever told you – namely, sleeping seven to eight hours per night, eating nutritious, healthy meals and finding time for regular exercise. Drinking plenty of water on a regular basis will also go a long way toward minimizing your risk of contracting the virus. Aim to imbibe at least eight cups of water each day.
Make sure you have a family doctor that you can see when necessary. It’s also a good idea to prepare a list of walk-in clinics within your area of residence and work in case of severe symptoms that require immediate attention. Make a note of which clinics offer extended hours as many walk-ins will not stay open past five or six o’ clock.
Learn the difference between a cold and the virus. It’s extremely easy to find checklists to keep handy for reference on the internet or as a print-out from your doctor. It’s important to be able to self-diagnose to a certain extent so you don’t put yourself into a panic if you’ve come down with nothing more than a stuffy nose or an otherwise harmless cold symptom. Medication is also targeted toward aiding either type of ailment. Taking cold medicine when you actually have the virus won’t have as noticeable an effect as desired and will only get in the way of your proper recovery if you’re suffering from the illness.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. There aren’t a large number of actual products that you need to purchase and prepare in order to avoid the virus. It can’t hurt to keep some medicine or antibacterial gel handy and couple of N95 masks but you don’t need to rush out to buy a 1000’s of surgical masks or special gloves. After all, stress can cause illness so avoiding panicking about the virus can actually improve your chances at staying healthy.
Knowing the above tips and practicing them during the pandemic will go a long way toward helping you in staying healthy. Take note of all applicable points and make sure that you and your family are as prepared as possible toward warding off (or catching) the coronavirus.