Stay safe and stay healthy working from home

Last Update: April 06, 2020

Good day, WA community members. I trust you are coping well at this time that the world is going through this difficult time due to coronavirus pandemic. Many countries like South Africa where I live are experiencing a national lock down, only allowing essential services. As we keep the recommendations to prevent infection and the spread of the communicable disease (COVID-19), let us also be sure not to increase our risk for non-communicable diseases (hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis etc). This is more important for those of us who stay and work from home at this time. The following tips are advisable:

1. Maintain reasonable physical activity; at least 5000 steps daily. You can achieve this in many ways. The following are just a few of the activities you can engage with at home.

  • Do on-the-spot jogging for 10 minutes in the morning and evening + intermittent walk around your home between your chores.
  • If you have stairs in your residence. Do as many rounds as you can endure + intermittent walk around your home between your chores.
  • If you have the facilities, engage in activities such as table tennis, throw and fetch the ball, rope skipping, dancing, gardening, swimming etc.

2. Maintain healthy eating

  • Ensure your food is varied as much as possible for your body to get the daily nutrient requirement.
  • Accompany all your meals with at least a portion of vegetables.
  • Have 1 or 2 fruits daily.
  • Ensure adequate intake of water (6 to 8 glasses) daily.

3. Be sure to get outdoor daily in the morning to have sunlight which is necessary for vitamin D synthesis.

Please feel free to share how you have been coping at this time for the benefit of others.

Keep well, stay safe and healthy.

Debbie.

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starfalex123 Premium
Amazing post Debbie!Great ideas. keep up the great work. It is truly difficult. But we have to be positive. Fitzgerald
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Mick18 Premium
Thanks, Debbie, this is excellent advice. I definitely need to start exercising. I haven't been doing much since this stay at home order.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
These are some great tips, Debbie! Thanks for sharing! Keep safe!

Jeff
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RosanaHart Premium Plus
Great points. I was pretty much trying to do most of these things before, but it's all the more important now.
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MariaDale Premium Plus
Thanks for the information, it's always great to do things to help one stay fit and in shape.
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