Tips to stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak

As the threat of the coronavirus steadily increases, how can you protect yourself and your loved ones during this period of high alert? Aside from the general measures, such as wearing a surgical mask if you’re not feeling well, washing your hands more frequently and avoid going to crowded places, what else can you do to stay healthy during this season? We’ve compiled a list of tips we believe can be great additions to boost your overall health and immune system to fight the coronavirus!

1) Boost Your Immune System

While the virus, also known as COVID-19, is known to be less deadly than SARs, it is highly contagious and has been said to be transmitted through close contact with infected individuals. The virus is also known to be more deadly and fatal for the elderly and the young – those whose immune systems are susceptible to infections and diseases. As such, you can improve your overall health by taking health supplements that are beneficial for your body. Vitamin C is one of the best boosters for your body, and can be easily added to your diet through tablets, drinks or even fruits! Vitamin E, also known as a powerful antioxidant, can also help improve your body’s defence system, fighting off infection. You can visit your local drugstore for Antioxidant tablets, or even increase your consumption of fruits, such as berries, which are known to have high levels of antioxidants.

2) Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle
Despite the warnings of avoiding crowded places, you should still continue working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When your body is healthy and fit, that is when you’re less likely to catch any diseases. In an event when it is not recommended to travel in public spaces, you can always incorporate simple exercises in the comforts of your own home. At The Ring, we have increased our precautionary measures, stepping up our cleaning and sanitising efforts in the gym.

3) Improving Your Diet With Fruits and Veggies
While it might be tempting to stock up on instant and canned food during this period, it is important to load your body with nutrients and minerals from natural food! Fresh vegetables like spinach and broccoli are packed with high levels of vitamins, and are healthy forms of anti-oxidants for your body! They are quick and simple to prepare, and are a great addition to any meal. Kiwis also contain high levels of vitamin c, which boosts the level of white blood cells in your body to fight of any infections.

4) Sleep Well
Sleep is often known as your body’s natural rejuvenation process. During a period where your body needs to work hard to build defences against the virus, a good night’s sleep can really benefit your body. Sleeping also reduces stress on your body, and research has shown that high levels of stress can impede your body’s immune functions.

During this period, it is important to be vigilant and look out for those around you. If you’re feeling unwell and showing symptoms of flu, cough or fever, visit a doctor and practice good hygiene. The Ring has also started taking temperatures of all who enter the gym. Let’s work together to fight the Coronavirus!

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