Corona is a viral disease. It can be spread in following ways.
Reasons of Corona virus:
- Through mutual contact.
By touching the infected person or infected surface.
- Through air.
When an infected person coughs or sneezes droplets of his bodily fluids – such as saliva or mucus are dispersed in the air.
There are two levels of fight against corona;
To avoid the infection
‘Prevention is better than cure.’ To avoid the infection take care of following instructions:
- Wash your hands frequently: Everything is in your hands. Wash the germs away whenever you enter the house. At your workplace or wherever water is not available use some hand sanitizer.
- Take care of personal hygiene.
- Keep your surroundings clean. Dispose of the garbage properly, because garbage heaps are ideal breeding sites of most germs.
- Avoid the formal greeting i.e; handshake or kiss.
- Avoid touching your face with your hands.
- Wear a face mask.
- Drink water frequently, or gargle with lukewarm salty water. It will reduce the chances of virus getting into respiratory tract
- Avoid the crowded places. Self-isolation is the best way to stop the spread of the disease.
To Save from infection
There are thousands of viruses present around us, and many of them attack us everyday but our immune system beats them away without bringing it to our notice. Like all other viruses when COVID-19 attacks our body, our immune system gets active against it. What we can do is to support our immune system. Here are some measures we should take to boost our immunity.
1.Early to Bed and Early to Rise/Makes a Man Healthy, Wealthy and wise.
This centuries old maxim is million dollars’ worth. The sleep in the first quarter of night has miraculous effects on our health. It triggers the production of Melatonin hormone that regulates the antioxidant actions and builds up our immunity against infections. 8 p.m. to 12 midnight sleep is rightly called ‘The Beauty Sleep’. While sleeping till late in morning has a depressing effect on our body.
2.Sunshine ( big source of vitamin D)
The benefits of sunshine for health are great. In fact sunshine, for our physical health, is as much necessary as it is for the plants. The rays of the rising sun trigger the production of ‘Serotonin’ that is a multi-functional neurotransmitter and helps to regulate digestion, memory, mood, and social behavior. It is rightly called the ‘happy chemical’. It is essential for the wellbeing of our body and mind.
3. Be Close to Nature.
Nature is a close friend of health. Being natural means being Healthy. Get up early in the morning; sit on the grass; look at the birds; inhale the oxygen. Similarly going to some river, lake or sea has a magical effect on health, and so on our immune system. It will not only help us beat the infection, but live a happy life also.
4.Use a well-balanced diet.
Refinement is a gift of civilization, but refinement in food is not desirable. Wholesome diet is full of nutrients which refined food is deprived of. Most of the processed food items contain different chemicals to enhance their flavour, texture, and stability, and have adverse effects on our general health and immune system. So depend more on wholesome organic food and avoid processed or refined food.
5.Replace Soft drinks with Fresh Juices:
Like all processed foods, soft drinks are a mixture of different stabilizers, preservatives, and flavour enhancers etc. While besides their great, fresh juices, they are full of vitamins and minerals, which boost our immunity. So they are a great help to our defence mechanism against any infection including COVID-19.
Green Tea is also a good option. It has antioxidants, and so helps the immune system.
Yogurt contains nearly all the nutrients our body needs. It also contains Probiotics which strengthens our immune system, and lowers the chances of getting infection. Worldwide studies have shown that people, who add yogurt to their daily diet, live longer and healthy lives. And again it should be, preferably, fresh homemade yogurt rather than the flavoured, canned yogurt.
6.Good Relationship with Others:
Food is not everything. Our thoughts and mood also trigger the production of certain healthful or harmful substances in our body, which in turn are responsible for the overall health of our body. If you want a healthy life, be positive, be happy, and be optimistic. No one’s life is perfect. Everyone’s life is a mixture of joys and griefs, of blessings and troubles, of success and failures. If there are difficult people in life, there must be helping hands. If there are dark memories, there must be happy hours. Forget the dark memories; forgive the people who ever did bad to you. When we forgive others, we actually forgive ourselves. We relieve our nerves. So don’t give your time and your valuable energy to the things you don’t like.
7.Focus on positive things in life.
Count your blessings, not your troubles. Build up good relationships with others. Help others. This will create positive energy in your body, and help defeat harmful agents entering the body.
8 .Pray to God:
Along with all your precautions and efforts pray to God. Pray works two ways. Firstly, it gives us inner peace and tranquility. Makes us calm and serene, and gives us strength to fight any disease. Secondly, it invokes the mercy of God and saves us from any disaster. So pray to God and seek his protection from this disease, because if He saves nothing can harm.