How to prepare for a combined COVID&FLU season
This Flu season is going to be a unique one for sure. So much is unknown about the combined impact of FLU and COVID19.
Some believe that we'll have a shorter and milder flu season as people are staying home, wearing masks, washing hands and avoid large gatherings. That may be true but at FIT in-home personal training we believe that everyone should be as prepared as possible.
Here are some tips that would help you avoid the devastating impact COVID and FLU have on the body.
Stay as active as possible. It has been proved time and time again, people that are in better health to begin with usually tolerate the disease better. So, in a social- distancing and responsible way you want to stay active. We of course, recommend hiring one of our private trainers to come to your house and train you. Our trainers wear masks, undergo daily screening and temperature checks.
Drink plenty of water. Self-explanatory but often overlooked. If you get sick, dehydration will put you in danger. Yes, we recommended water, at least 8-10 cups per day. No, not coffee, Gaterate, powerade, tea, energy drinks, juices, amino drinks etc etc. Stick to basic water, the way nature intended it to be.
Make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Now more than ever, physicians everywhere are going back to basics. When treating hospitalized COVID19 patients, doctors prescribe Zinc as a treatment modality. Our dedicated nutritionist will design you a meal plan rich in zinc and vit C to help you stave off the nasty virus.
Yes, continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing. Our Trainers, take all precautions to stay as safe as possible.
Avoid large commercial gyms, as painful as it is to say, large gyms are "hot spots" for COVID19 spread. As a respiratory infection it spreads via droplets that an infected individual exhales. The droplets survive on surfaces for some amount of time.
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