How to protect yourself against COVID-19

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Sheila Johnson of wellshelia.net

With No End in Sight Just Yet, Taking Actions Against COVID-19 Is Still a Must

It’s been several weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak started, and it can be argued that we’re still very much in its throes. With no official vaccines or medications just yet, it definitely doesn’t look like the end is in sight. For this reason, it’s important to stay informed, stay safe, and stay healthy as these are still the best ways to fight the coronavirus.

All Facts, No Myths

With the barrage of information available on COVID-19, differentiating the facts from the fallacies can spell the difference between life and death.

  • At this point in the pandemic, it’s less important to focus on where COVID-19 started, as opposed to the countries that are now affected.
  • Certain population groups have higher risks of severe infection, such as the elderly.
  • Those with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, lung and heart disease, etc. are also especially vulnerable.
  • Close contact and exposure to respiratory droplets of the infected remain the virus’ most prevalent mode of transmission.

A Body Equipped to Fight

COVID-19 will do everything it can to threaten your body, so you want to keep it strong, healthy, and better armed to fend off the unseen threat.

  • Staying home is the best way to stay healthy, but you also need to take measures at home to protect and maintain both your physical and mental health.
  • You can eat healthy without resorting to junk food by making use of delicious and healthy recipes using only fresh ingredients.
  • Doing exercises at home is a great way to stay fit while your gym is closed.
  • Even at home, be mindful of what you expose your body to, so choose DIY safety products you need, such as face masks, hand sanitizers, etc.

A COVID-19-Free Home

Your home is your sanctuary from the pandemic, but the fact is, it’s really only as safe and as virus-free as you endeavor to make it.

Perhaps we’re already seeing the tail-end of the pandemic. But until we’ve truly flattened the curve and we know for certain that it’s safe to venture back into the world and resume the lives that we’ve had to put on pause, erring on the side of caution is still best.

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Ketogenic diet and hay fever

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I’ve seen some things across the Internet about how people adhering to a low carb diet has helped with their hay fever. I don’t suffer from seasonal allergies myself so I mentioned it to my wife who takes regular medication to combat the symptoms. She decided to stop taking the medication since she is in the middle of adapting to the ketogenic diet and has been in ketosis for over a month. Low and behold, she appears to be symptom free and it’s not because pollen levels are low. They’ve been high for several weeks now.

This is only anecdotal and is not definite proof of anything. But for years she has suffered from seasonal allergies and this is the first time in a long time that she hasn’t had any symptoms.

Here is a link to a story on dietdoctor.com from someone else with a similar experience.

Anyway, I have been in low carb for about 6 years and for some reason I decided to try ketogenic diet in May this year. Same time my first allergy session was starting (birch) and I just started medication for that. Then something happened, as soon as the Ketostick started to turn red, all my eye itching and sneezing stopped totally. So I drop the meds and still ok.

dietdoctor.com

The power of the push-up

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Turns out that the ability to do push-ups is an indicator of how healthy you might be… huh… who would’ve thought it? Hahaha. Seriously, though, did you know that only 20% to 30% of people are able to do at least one push-up? Now that’s news.

Granted, Joyner and other experts I heard from estimated that the number of Americans who can do a single push-up is likely only about 20 or 30 percent. But that’s an issue of practice more than destiny. “Most people could get to the point of doing 30 or 40—unless they have a shoulder problem or are really obese,” Joyner says.
Doing things that produce tangible, short-term results can lead to a domino effect of health behaviors. “If someone reads this article and starts doing push-ups, it would be a statement about their general conscientiousness and motivation,” says Joyner, “and that speaks to so many other health behaviors. People who follow guidelines, eat well, get their kids vaccinated—they tend to engage in other healthy behaviors.”

The Atlantic