Health Tips for the Covid Pandemic

Health Tips for the Covid Pandemic

Nikko Doughty, News Editor

On March 11th, 2020, COVID-19 was classified as a global pandemic. Now most countries are under quarantine and are told to stay inside and avoid human contact as much as possible. This is one way that the government is trying to contain the virus and keep us all healthy. But there are ways to improve your immune system and better your health that can help you not contract the virus.

  1. A great way to stay safe during this pandemic is to stay inside and practice social distancing. This has been proven to reduce the spread of the virus and make sure that the number of cases is decreasing. Even though you might feel fine and not sick, there is a chance that you have the virus. According to the British medical journal, 78% of people don’t feel any symptoms of the coronavirus.
  2. One way to make sure that your Immune system is not compromised is to wear a mask and gloves anytime you go outside your home. This will help because it will stop the germs from getting on your hands and eventually into your body. The CDC says “Everyone should wear a coth face cover when they have to go out in public”
  3. Another way to keep you and your family safe from the virus is to wipe and spray down packages and mail before you touch them. This will help because if the person who delivers the mail has the virus and coughs or even touches your mail the virus will be on there. So if you touch it without wiping it down then you have an increased risk of getting the virus.
  4. Another way to keep yourself healthy is to get enough sleep. This might sound insignificant but sleep had a big impact on our immune system and health in general. If you don’t get enough sleep it will start to tire you out and your body. The US National Library Of Medicine says “sleep enhances immune defense, in agreement with the popular wisdom that ‘sleep helps healing”
  5. The last way to keep your immune system boosted is to exercise. This will improve your health and mood. Working out for at least 20 minutes a day can increase your white blood cell count. White blood cells are the ones that fight off infections. Harvard says that exercising regularly can boost your immune system.

I hope that these tips will help you be able to stay healthy during this time and keep your immune system boosted.