Protecting yourself from Covid-19 – Healthy Defence Choices
The only way to catch anything is to make yourself a hospitable host. Not travelling to high risk regions and keeping out of contact with people known to have the Covid-19 Virus makes good sense. Social isolation and hand washing are also a good defence mechanism.
Other things you can do to enhance your body’s natural immunity include:
- Diet: A healthy diet is important to supply your body with the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and micronutrients needed for optimal health. Reduce your sugar, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine intake. Some resources suggest Vitamins B, C and D may help, in addition to echinacea.
- Hydration: The body is approximately 70% water – keep replenishing your water intake to avoid dehydration.
- Rest: Getting 8 to 10 hours of quality sleep avoids fatigue and reduces stress.
- Don’t Panic: Panic releases stress hormones which have a negative impact on the immune system. Be alert but try to remain calm. Like other pandemics through the course of time, the human race will survive. We will get through the Covid crisis of 2020.
- Exercise: Exercising aids the efficiency of your lymphatic system, which depends on movement to circulate the lymph fluid.
- Stay Calm and Positive: Having a positive approach to life has never been shown to have a negative impact on the body’s defence mechanism. Give it a try.
If you apply these principles to the common-sense hygiene approaches you will reduce your risk of “catching” the corona virus.
Currently your chances of contracting the Covid-19 virus still remains relatively low. If you are immunosuppressed or have an underlying health condition, you need to be extremely vigilant. Common-sense and safe health choices (see above) are a great weapon to enhance your immunity.
Please stay updated with the latest Covid-19 information. We will continue to update our procedures as the situation unfolds.