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The New “Normal”

 

For many of us, our daily lives have been majorly disrupted over these past several weeks as the COVID pandemic has swept the planet. As many areas of the country begin to reopen and we start to create a new “normal” for our lives, it’s important to know how to keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy. 

 

The first line of defense for all of us is to have a healthy immune system. There are 5 key areas you need to address in order to assure that your immune system is ready to take on any challenges you will face as we resume daily activities:

 

  • Sleep – 8 hours minimum of deep and restful sleep.
  • Stress Response Management – DAILY meditation, biofeedback, and deep breathing.
  • Exercise – DAILY mixture of strength, cardio, flexibility, and 30 minutes of cardio.
  • Diet – Lots of veggies, good fats, moderate protein, and limit everything else.
  • Support – Level TEN Health supplements are a great resource of immune support in addition to fish oil and probiotics.

 

While we are still learning about COVID-19, we do know the virus is spread via water droplets from person-to-person through common activities such as coughing, sneezing, singing, talking, etc… Gravity pulls these droplets to the ground, however particles can persist in the air so we need to be mindful and limit our risk of exposure.1

 

3 Simple Tips to Keep You Healthy and Safe as You Return to Your Daily Activities

 

Wear a Face Mask or Covering

 

Wearing a face mask or covering helps prevent the spread of water droplets coming from YOU. We know 44% of all infections start with asymptomatic people, and even though you may not feel ill, you could possibly be spreading the virus unknowingly. Wearing a mask helps prevent unnecessary infections.2 

 

Avoid Large Gatherings 

 

Large gatherings can be an area of concern because of the amount of person-to-person contact and the spread of water particles. The more contact you have, the higher the concern of infection.3 Be mindful when attending social events and understand your risk when you are socializing.

 

Limit Time in High Density Environments 

 

Enclosed spaces with a high number of people can increase the risk of infection due to poor airflow. Remember the simple formula: Successful Infection = (Exposure to Virus x Time). The longer you are in one location, the higher chance a water droplet can infect you. Indoor spaces without good air circulation can lead to higher risk of transmission.4

 

When assessing your risk for infection during your return to normalcy, consider the amount of space, the number of people, and the time you will be there. Limiting those factors and being in places that are open, with good airflow, and for short amounts of time, can help decrease your risk for infection.

 

For more information, contact info@leveltenhealth.com


 

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