Lagos, VoiceofNigeria – Don’t smoke, limit drinking alcohol, exercise, and try not to consume too much news.
Thus three of the several recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) so that a person can remain physically and mentally healthy while living under quarantine, including independent quarantine at home.
The new corona virus (COVID-19) originating from Wuhan, China less than 3 months ago has infected more than 300,000 people in almost every country in the world.
More than 100 million people around the world live under the conditions of confinement or social isolation as public officials struggle to resist the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed more than 12,000 lives.
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was potential for stress when a person remained indoors and focused on monitoring cases and the number of fatalities from the corona virus that continues to increase throughout the world, and that could have a negative impact.
Therefore, WHO will release recommendations in the next few weeks on how to stay healthy in the midst of the corona crisis.
“During this difficult time, it is important to continue to take care of your physical and mental health. This will not only help you in the long run, it will also help you fight COVID-19,” Tedros said.
Listen! These 9 WHO Healthy Tips for Fighting COVID-19:
- Eat healthy foods to boost your immune system.
- Limit alcohol and sugary drinks.
- Do not smoke. This can worsen the symptoms of COVID-19 and increase the risk of severe pain.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for adults and one hour a day for children.
- If you are allowed to go outside, walk, run, or bike while keeping a safe distance from others.
- If you can’t leave the house, you can do other activities such as dancing, yoga or walking up and down stairs.
- People who work from home should not sit for too long in the same position.
- Rest 3 minutes every 30 minutes.
- Keep your mind from crisis. Listen to music, read books, or play games .
“It’s normal to feel stressed, confused and scared during a corona crisis. But chatting with people you know and trust can help [relieve stress],” Tedros said.
“And try not to read or watch too much news [about corona] if it worries you. Get information [about corona] from reliable sources once or twice a day,” he said.