It’s been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic struck across the globe. Sadly, many parts of the world, especially in developing countries, are still severely affected by the virus’s impact on health care systems and economies.
Let us all continue to do our part in curbing the spread of COVID-19. More than anything else, stay safe, healthy, and comfortable at home with these helpful tips and KKday offers.
Good hydration is crucial for optimal health. Beverages such as Miss B’s milk drinks can help quench your thirst. But whenever available and safe, water is the healthiest choice.
Get enough sleep
Keep up with daily routines as far as possible, and that includes the time you get up and go to bed. Make sure you get eight to ten hours of sleep at similar times every day. If you’re tired, take a short nap. Lack of sleep can leave you feeling weak and more vulnerable to illnesses.
Eating a healthy diet is very important during the pandemic. After all, what we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight, and recover from infections. Good nutrition can also reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.
When deciding on what to eat, always include fruits and vegetables. Cut back on salt, and limit your sugar intake. For a quick and easy option, try a sandwich from Banh Mi Kitchen.
The COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us are staying at home and sitting down more than usual. With gyms and fitness centers closed, it’s hard for many of us to do the sort of exercise we typically do. But at a time like this, people need to be as active as possible.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week—that’s only 30 minutes a day. Sign up for an online exercise class, dance to music, or skip rope. Walk up and down the stairs, stretch, or play active video games.
No man is an island, as the saying goes. If your movements are restricted, keep in regular contact with people close to you by telephone and online channels. Get in touch with friends, your partner, and loved ones often.
Wear a mask around vulnerable family members
Are there children or older people at home? Or is there someone with comorbidity, like diabetes or high blood pressure? If someone in your household could be especially vulnerable to COVID-19 or other infection, protect yourself and your loved ones with a mask and face shield even while inside the house.
Get tested if you show symptoms
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and you are showing signs of what could be the coronavirus, isolate yourself. Get tested by a clinic that can do house calls, like Alcheon Medical. An antigen test delivers the quickest results, while an RT-PCR test is the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. On the other hand, an antibody test looks for the presence of coronavirus antibodies in your blood.
Read up on our guide to the different COVID-19 tests here!
Listen to advice and recommendations from your national and local authorities. Follow trusted news channels, such as local and national TV and radio. Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the WHO on social media. It doesn’t mean, however, that you need to read the news round the clock. Seek the newest information at specific times of the day.
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