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.


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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
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.
JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
These are some great tips, Debbie! Thanks for sharing! Keep safe!

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.
MariaDale Premium Plus
Thanks for the information, it's always great to do things to help one stay fit and in shape.