Winters are coming and it’s time to get even more serious about our health and wellbeing. Especially at the times of Covid-19, we have to be more careful about our health as the researchers assumed that the virus becomes more active in the colder atmosphere. Thus, it’s important to know how to protect ourselves from COVID-19.
Here’s how to prevent yourself during this threat.
Important Tips To Prevent Ourself From Covid-19 In Winters
Eat Immunity-Boosting Food
Avoid eating processed foods completely and eat nutritious food only. This is the best and easiest way to prevent yourself from the infection of covid-19.
Add whole grains in your diet and foods that boost immunity such as ginger, yoghurt, red bell peppers, almonds, citrus fruits, broccoli, garlic, and more.
These foods contain nutrients like phytonutrients, selenium, magnesium, zinc, and more. These nutrients prevent oxidative stress.
Don’t Forget To Exercise
Exercising will prepare your body to fight against the virus and make it strong. You don’t have to exercise longer in the gym or lift heavyweights.
Simply do lighter exercises like running, jogging, bicycling, yoga, cardio for not more than 30 minutes. This much is enough to stay fit and strong.
Take Out Time For Yoga
Yoga will strengthen your respiratory system so do yoga every day at least for 30 minutes. Here are 2 simple yoga poses to boost your immunity:
Viparita Karani/legs up the wall
Viparita improves the flow of blood, digestion, reduce menstrual cramps, swelling in ankles, tiredness in legs, and does more benefit to your body.
- Lay down on the floor next to the wall.
- keep your legs on the wall
- Lift up your hips with the help of hands a bit to form a curve
- exhale and inhale
- hold the pose for 5 minutes(only if you can)
- Roll to one side before getting up
This one yoga pose is good for your pelvic organs, nervous system, back, calm your mind, improves the flexibility of your spine, and relieves pain
- Start with the tadasana pose
- Bend down without pushing your hips backwards
- Stretch your arms and keep your palms at the back of the ankles
- Hold for a while and then get up. Inhale while lifting up
- Bend again while exhaling
Take Flu Shots
Cold is common during winter and most of the cold and flu symptoms are similar to those of covid-19 symptoms. But the two differs in some ways. Read further to know-how:
- Sore throat
- stuffy nose
- muscle pain
- vomiting and diarrhoea
- shortness of breath
Symptoms of flu are mild and usually go within days, however, covid-19 symptoms can be mild or fatal.
Despite the fact they have differences, symptoms of cold and flu are the first signs of covid-19. So, get a flu shot to stay prevented from the flu virus and reduce the risk of covid-19.
” Prevention is the cure” Especially when the world didn’t get an effective vaccine of covid-19. And, it does not seem that we are going to get rid of covid-19 so soon. So, take care of yourself no matter whether its winters or any other season.