Tips to Help You Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus

Gerald Lombardo
Posted by Gerald Lombardo
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These are unusual times. Kids are home from school and many adults working from home as we each do our part in practicing safe and responsible social distancing.

So how exactly do you stay healthy and keep your immune system high in order to avoid getting sick?

Exercise and or Workout

Going to the gym to workout my not sound too ideal right now, but you can still work out at home. You can do squats, push ups, planks or leg lifts. But most importantly, don't forget about cardio. Even a walk around the neighborhood for 30 minutes will do your body wonders. Enjoy the fresh air! WebMD says you need 30 minutes of exercise per day. Will you make a promise to yourself to do this?

Manage Your Stress

Yes, we know this can be a stressful time for everyone. However, try to manage your stress. It will help you stay healthy. Read a book, FaceTime a friend ... or use this time to prepare the garden.

Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

Especially if you are working from home, you've got a "break room" full of snacks and goodies. But think twice about what you are eating. Rather than munching on chips or cookies, how about grapes or nuts? The USDA recommends eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. This can be vital to staying healthy.

Get Sleep

Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, according to WebMD. Some adults, however, can get away with just six, but on the contrary, some need 10. Older adults (ages 65 and older) need 7-8 hours of sleep each day, they said. Listen to your body -- if you are tired, get sleep.

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