The Coronavirus is still not spreading quickly here at this time. Everyone is holding their breath waiting to see what happens next. You might be wondering if there is anything you can do to protect you and your family.
So little is known at this point, but you can fortify yourself to minimize the risk should you come in contact.
The fist thing you can do is fortify your immune system –
Almonds, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, chicken, chocolate, citrus fruits, dark greens, eggs, fruits, garlic, green tea, mango, meat, mushrooms, onion, peaches, peanuts, pineapple, pumpkin, spinach, squash, sweet potato, tomato, tomato products, walnuts, watermelon.
The next thing you can do is to eat more anti-viral foods –
- Cayenne pepper
- Lemon juice (fresh)
- Tomato Juice
- Orange juice
- Vitamin C
- Green tea
- Chicken soup
Avoid inflammatory foods like sugars and pop that weaken your body.
Take your vitamins – especially vitamin C, vitamin D, and Zinc. Essential nutrients for your immune system are – Anti-oxidants (especially vitamins C & E and lycopene), Vitamin A, Vitamin D (get out in the sun a little!), Omega 3s, folate, protein, magnesium, and zinc.
Get exercise to strengthen your body and keep your lymphatic system flowing. It is vitally important to get exercise and reduce stress. Exercise reduces stress, so the two go hand in hand. Breathing exercises and Yoga help too.
Get enough sleep. Your body requires sleep to rebuild and heal.
Remember that it takes a good 6 months of eating healthy and taking your vitamins before you suddenly notice that you’re not getting sick as much, if at all. Start now!
Don’t touch your face. This is not an air-born virus. It is spread by fluids – droplets in the air from coughing that are either inhaled, or transmitted to another moist area – like your mouth, nose, eyes…
The virus can survive for a time on hard surfaces, which is how you get it on your hands. Wash your hands well and often.
CNET suggests using your knuckle on touch screens, and arms, elbows, and feet as much as possible to open doors.
Mind your space. Stay at least 6 ft. away from people.
Wipe down doorhandles, your desk, countertops, fridge and microwave handles, toilet handle, faucets, and other things that get touched alot.
Put it in Perspective – There have been less than 10,000 deaths world-wide, yet there have been over 34,000 deaths due to the flu. No one is freaking out about the flu.
Either way, if you are sick – stay home.
Managers, its better to be short one person than to have your whole staff sick.