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COVID-19 Pandemic Health and Safety Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives quickly and drastically in a relatively short amount of time. To maintain some sense of normalcy, it is important to adapt your day-to-day life in order to make sure you and your loved ones remain physically and mentally healthy. By continuing to do simple tasks such as staying active, getting adequate sleep, staying connected with others, eating healthy meals and taking time to take care of yourself are all great ways to ensure the continued health of yourself and others around you. Utilize the tips below to help maintain a healthy, active lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Ways to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Do at-home workouts. The CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week and at least two days of muscle-strengthening activities per week.
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals with plenty of nutrients.
  • Take time for yourself to meditate or relax.
  • Keep up with personal hygiene habits.
  • Stay in contact virtually with friends and family.
  • Wake up and go to sleep at similar times every day.
  • Find time to do things you enjoy, or discover new hobbies.
  • Talk to someone if you are feeling stressed, depressed or anxious.
  • Create and keep up a new daily routine to adapt to the changes of the pandemic.
  • Go for walks, jogs, bike rides or runs outdoors, while maintaining safe distance from others.

Health Safety

With flu season still in effect and the most recent coronavirus pandemic, it is important to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Washing your hands frequently and sanitizing items that are touched often is essential. Additionally, ensuring that you are getting enough vitamins and eating a healthy balanced diet with plenty of water are all ways that you can be sure that you are the healthiest version of yourself to help prevent you from getting sick. Utilize the tips below suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep you and your loved ones safe from getting sick and to stop the spread of germs for the remainder of the flu season.

Tips to Prevent the Spread of Germs

  • Thoroughly wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue nearby, cover your mouth with the crease of your elbow and not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick with cold or flu like symptoms.
  • Practice social distancing by avoiding public places and unnecessary social gatherings.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.