STAYING HEALTHY & FIT DURING COVID_19

WHAT IN THE WORLD

I mean all of a sudden the world changes right in front of our eyes. No international travel, No big events, No social gatherings, and the new phrase that pays... "SOCIAL DISTANCING,".

I guess that over the years, our neglect of the globe as a whole is coming back to haunt us. It's tough not being able to move about freely, or to work and service those that help pay the bills. Cities like Chicago, NYC, and Los Angeles have become ghostly during times that are normally hustle and bustle.





AT RISK

COVID_19 (CO= Corona VI=Virus D=Disease) Formerly known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. This virus has been labeled a PANDEMIC because of its ability to spread countrywide, and worldwide at such a fast rate.


COVID_19 has affected different age groups of society in different ways. The elder population has had it the toughest during these times.

Elderly: People who are over the age of 60 are at a higher risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The highest death rate is in people above the age of 80. Around 15 percentof people in that age group died from the disease in one set of Chinese patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people who are older stay away from crowds and avoid nonessential travel.


Children: Children aren't affected as much as older adults. Most either don't catch it, or aren't severely affected by it when they do. The number of child fatalities are very small in comparison to the number of older adults.

Researchers don't know, but it could be a case of the strong immune systems that children have. Even tho it may not affect children as much, they can carry it around, and past to those who aren't as safe. Hence the school closings.



Chronic Conditions: People who have underlying health conditions like high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, or diabetes are also more likely to get very sick or die from COVID_19. This is the population that really needs to take heed to the quarantine measures in each city. It could be the difference between life and death.


Healthy People: Healthy people that catch the virus will most likely be fine. But the same issue is with that of children. Even though you are okay, passing the virus around can be much more deadly to the community of elders and people with chronic illnesses.







WHAT TO DO

Fitness: There are certain measures that you can take as a healthy human being, during COVID_19. To stay in shape and reap the benefits of a good workout plan are very beneficial. Here are some of the main reasons to workout during COVID_19.

Allergies: Exercise is one of the body's most efficient ways to control nasal congestion (and the accompanying discomfort of restricted nasal blood flow)


Diabetes: Exercise helps lower excess blood sugar levels, strengthen muscles and heart, improve circulation, and reduce stress.



Cancer: Exercise helps maintain ideal body weight and helps keep body fat to a minimum.


High Blood Pressure: Exercise reduces the level of stress-related chemicals in the blood stream that constrict arteries and veins, increases the release of endorphins, raises the level of HDL in the blood stream, lowers resting heart rate (over time), improves the responsiveness blood vessels (over time), and helps reduce blood pressure through body weight maintenance.






Nutrition: Healthy eating is a major key in the fight to keep a strong immune system.

Here are a few steps you can take to eat as healthy as possible in the times of COVID.

1. Make healthy choices that are vegetable focused, and try not to eat much meat during these times.

2. Try new recipes that will bring the family together, allowing you to reconnect with the ones you love.

3. Try to eat out as little as possible. But when you are forced to do so, make sure you eat the food right away. Try to eat as little meat or dairy as possible. These are two food groups that could easily be contaminated.


So eat healthy, try new foods, and take the time out to share those nutritional choices with ur family.



Activities:

Make Sure To Practice Activities That Include The Family. Play card games, board games, charades, and any other activities that bring the family together.


Stick with your routine as much as you can. Go to bed and get up in the morning on your usual schedule. Eat meals at regular times. Find ways to exercise away from the gym—do yoga in the living room, trim the hedge, have a scavenger hunt in the backyard with your kids, or just toss a ball or play tag as a family.


Stay Busy. Enjoy the things that keep you from being bored. Get back to being the artist that you used to be. Go back to reading and researching important topics either on the internet, or in the books on the shelf. Whatever you do, just stay busy.






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