Protecting Yourself, Physically And Mentally, Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

The life of every person in the world was changed forever without having enough time to prepare for what’s coming. Earlier this year, coronavirus disease of 2019 or COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic. The World Health Organization has given warnings that the virus causing this pneumonia-like illness, the 2019 novel coronavirus or the SARS-CoV 2, can spread at an exponential rate once it is let out in the open. And just like that, COVID-19 cases have exploded in every corner of the world. Major cities were forced to enforce lockdown measures in hopes that the spread of the deadly virus would be stopped.

When a city is in a lockdown, mass gatherings are not allowed and social distancing must be practiced at all times. Every household is also expected to remain inside their home unless there is an urgent need to go outside, perhaps to get something to eat or be treated for their sickness. The topmost priority at this point is to keep our bodies healthy and prevent the virus for finding the opportunity to destroy our physical defense.

What some of us are forgetting, however, is that it is not only our physical health that is at risk of failing big time in the time of this pandemic. Our mental health is also in danger of giving up with all the drastic changes that is happening right before our eyes.

Simple Ways To Keep Our Bodies Healthy And Fit In The Fight Against COVID-19

COVID-19 crisis has yet to show signs of letting up, which is why we should heed the authorities’ call for the citizens the stay at home. Without a solid cure to combat the disease, or perhaps a potent vaccine, all we can do now is to practice social distancing and strengthen our immune system. There are many ways for us to make ourselves physically equipped in our battle against this pandemic, and the easiest one is to eat healthy and nutritious food.

We might want to stay away from those junk comfort food that we usually eat when we feel stressed out. This is the time to start choosing the healthy option. For one, consuming a healthy amount of zinc has been attributed to an improved immune system, thus making this mineral a top choice in making our bodies better equipped in the time of a COVID-19 pandemic. Zinc has also been tied to faster wound healing and cellular repair. Specifically, many studies have shown that zinc can help shortening or lessening the impact of the common colds to our body.

To note, the SARS-CoV 2 is a known relative of the usual cold-causing coronavirus, and as COVID-19 causes similar symptoms as colds and other upper respiratory illnesses, zinc has the potential to protect our bodies against this new coronavirus strain. With this, eating food with mushroom and kale are recommended to get high amounts of zinc.

We should also see to it that we consume enough amounts of Vitamin C daily, as it is well-known for being an effective antioxidant. Its positive effects to our skin is just a bonus, although its amazing aid to our immune system is why we should always eat food rich in Vitamin C. These are lemons, guavas, chilli peppers, thyme, and spinach.

Keeping Our Minds Fit And Working Amid The COVID-19 Anxiety

Aside from making sure that we will be able to beat the virus physically, there must also be importance given to the state of our mental health. Granted, even in our regular days, we are used to coping with stress that comes from work or personal experiences. However, there is this significant mental and emotional burden given to us every time we watch the news about the COVID-19 pandemic, as we think about the grim future that this crisis is setting up for all of us.

What’s worse is we have no idea what the future holds for us, thus making us more anxious and stressed out as ever. If only a free Robux is readily available to help us, but that is not always the case.