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Top 5 Tips for Surviving COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020

 

1. Take Care of Yourself:

Regardless if you are sick or not. Make sure you stay hydrated, eat good food and GET SLEEP! Don’t overeat. We know people like to snack to pass the time however avoid overeating. If you don’t take care of yourself you can’t take care of other people.

Make sure to wash your hands often: at least 20 seconds with soap and then rinse with water. If you don't have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer.  Make sure you allow the hand sanitizer to dry completely.
 
Due to hand sanitizer being a hot commodity, you can make your own sanitizer with rubbing alcohol (60% or higher alcohol by volume) and aloe. A ration of rubbing alcohol to aloe vera: 2/3 cup alcohol to 1/3 cup aloe, which will work out to about 62% alcohol, which meets CDC guidelines. 
 
Just be clean. Shower. Wash your clothes. For my first responders, disinfect ALL your gear, boots, etc; BEFORE, DURING (if possible) and IMMEDIATELY AFTER your shift.  Avoid unnecessary contact with the public. Stay Safe.   
 
 

2. Take Care of Your Family and Friends:

Make sure you have enough supplies to last. Supplies need to be necessities. Toilet paper is a luxury. Try to think ahead especially if you or your family member(s) is on medication; this includes small children. This is a good time to reevaluate your preparation for a disaster/epidemic; with that said limit exposure from others. Social distancing is a genuine attempt to help with flattening the curve. We must slow down the virus.  The Dunning Kruger Effect can be seen throughout the country. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Educate others with vetted and correct information.

A lifestyle change for a few weeks can literally make the world a difference. You should only leave if you’re going to seek medical attention or if it is absolutely necessary.

 

3. Be Careful What Information You Read:

Be careful of where you get your information regarding Covid-19. There is a lot of miss-information floating around, especially on social media. https://www.cdc.gov/ is going to be your best source of information.

 

4. Save Your Money:

We understand this is a tough time financially.  Some individuals are getting laid off work and this can be a very stressful time. This is not the time to spend money on unnecessary items.

 

5. Don't Panic and Stay Active:

We understand this is a stressful time but you must remain levelheaded. Panic only creates more panic.  Complacency only creates more complacency. Stay educated and be prepared. Make sure that you and your family/friends understand the risks and be on the same page. Communication is key. One of the worst things you can do is stay on your phone for hours looking at the news, social media, etc. Spend time with your family, reassure your kids, be adults and be good role models not only for your kids but the people that you have contact with (this includes social media).

We also understand that extracurricular activities/hobbies are also on hold, for example, working out/Gyms, jiu-jitsu, group fitness classes, etc.

In light of that, we developed a FREE four-week bodyweight program to not only keep the body moving but also keep the mind sharp and healthy during this stressful time.

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