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Some Common Sense Tips About The Coronavirus Outbreak

I'm hoping all the readers of this blog keep healthy and follow some common sense when it comes to dealing with the virus.

You've heard it several times now, wash your hands. I think this is the single most important thing people can do to limit the spread of germs. It makes sense as we touch so many items throughout the day that have been touched by others. We also need to stop touching our face as they'e been warning us. It's far too easy for germs to enter your body through the eyes, nose and mouth.

There's another item that people are ignoring. I'm not saying it will stop you from getting sick, but feeding your body with fruits and veggies can keep your immune system strong. It will help if you do catch the illness to fight it off much easier than if you were eating a diet that causes inflammation to go up.

I'm no doctor, but I firmly believe good nutrition can go a long way when trying to recover. I know it's helped me with the common cold. Ever since going plant based, anytime I get a cold it's a much shorter duration and so much less extreme. If it can make such a difference with the common cold, imagine what it could do with the coronavirus.

It was sad to see so many people stock piling junk foods and processed meats, dairy milk and eggs. The weird thing is, where I shopped, the only items left in the store was the produce items. That says a lot. People would rather stock up on items that will not help them in the long run. Do you know what I stocked up on? Frozen veggies, like broccoli, mixed veggies, pumpkin seeds, berries and black beans. I know these foods would be the healthiest choices if I couldn't get out.

You also have to remember to get plenty of rest when you are sick. Your body will take longer to recover with inadequate sleep.

Most important though: stay home if you are sick! Even if you don't feel that bad, it's not right to make others sick. By staying home, you avoid spreading the germs to others. What's the big deal? Stay home for two weeks, work on some projects, catch up on reading... we'll all be healthier for it.

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