Right now we’re all focused on staying safe and healthy, but what about after quarantine is over? How do we keep from getting sick? How can we be sure that the virus is even gone? Well, honestly the only way to make sure that something as bad as a pandemic doesn’t happen again, is to implement healthier lifestyles. If we’re not making healthy choices, regardless of whatever virus or sickness there is, we’re just more likely to get sick. Here are some things that are very helpful in keeping you and others safe:
WASH YOUR HANDS!
No matter how often it is said, many people still struggle with this basic action. People sometimes fail to understand how important it really is to keep your hands clean. When you wash your hands with soap and water, you are ridding them of all viruses and bacteria. Not only will this help you, but it can also help stop the spread of disease from person to person.
2. Do NOT touch your face.
According to the WHO, if you do fail to wash your hands at some point, avoiding contact with your face is extremely helpful in keeping the bacteria and other harmful pathogens out of your body. If you’re careful in keeping your hands away from your face, it can be very beneficial to you in the long run.
3. Cover your mouth!
When you sneeze, pathogens from your body can linger in the air for up to 30 minutes! While your cough can travel six feet or more! If you cover your face while coughing and sneezing, you can help contain these pathogens and help other people stay healthy.
4. Eat a healthy diet!
When your body is consuming the adequate vitamins and nutrients, your immune system is so much stronger and ready to fight any foreign pathogens. If you eat a variety of fruits, veggies and other nutrient-rich foods, you’re more likely to stay healthy.
5. If you are sick, stay home!
There is literally no better way to keep a sickness contained than to isolate yourself. If you are not around other people, they do not have the chance to catch whatever disease you’re carrying.
If all of these things become a part of your daily life, you most likely will not have to worry about getting sick after quarantine is over.