The Fight Against COVID-19

COVID-19 is part of a family of respiratory viruses similar to the common cold and flu.

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Those most at risk for contracting the virus are:

  • Older adults
  • Individuals with comprised immune system
  • Persons with chronic illness/conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes

Please look out for anyone with these risk factors and provide support where you can.

The best ways to fight against the CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

The two most important defence are boosting your immune system and practicing proper hygiene.

Immune / Health Tips

  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Take vitamin C, B12 and B complex
  • Avoid fast foods
  • Drinks lots of water
  • Avoid stressful situations
  • Exercise regularly
  • Prioritize quality and quantity sleep (7-9hrs), more for kids

Newborns (0–3 months): 14–17 hours
Infants (4–11 months): 12–15 hours
Toddlers (1–2 years): 11–14 hours
Preschoolers (3–5): 10–13 hours
School-age children (6–13): 9–11 hours
Teenagers (14–17): 8–10 hours
Young adults (18–25): 7–9 hours
Adults (26–64): 7–9 hours
Older adults (65+): 7–8 hours”

Taken from Arianna Huffington’s book The Sleep Revolution

Hygiene Tips

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for atleast 20 seconds esp after handling money
  • Use an alcohol based sanitizer
  • Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow
  • Avoid close contact with sick persons
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Avoid traveling in air condition (AC) vehicles as AC circulates the air
  • Ventilate homes and offices frequently
  • Don’t walk through house with outdoor shoes. Leave shoes at a designated area of the house
  • Change your clothes when you get home
  • Wipe down groceries and bags with disinfectant wipes
  • Wash fruits and vegetables properly
  • Clean your vehicle’s often

I hope these tips are helpful and meets you in great health. Be safe and smart, avoid panic and stay healthy!

Love generously, inspire daily and learn constantly

AmethystAP

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