Since December 2019 there has been a great deal of interest in the novel coronavirus. What does it mean for us as we live in a transient world. People have access to international travel. Borders are open for the transfer of viruses! Mental and Physical impacts due to the spread of the coronavirus and a possibility!
How can we personally protect ourselves?
The novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that is transmitted between animals and humans. Common signs that indicate you may have this virus are typical “flu like” symptoms. Symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and even breathing difficulties. More severe symptoms may indicate pneumonia or kidney disease.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) are providing regular update on the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This was first identified in Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019.
WHO FACTS of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on 2 February 2020
– 14,500 confirmed cases
– The confirmed cases are from 24 countries
There are many sources of information on this virus. The most reliable source of information can be found here.
Standard precautions to prevent the spread of infections:-
– Regular hand-washing with soap and water
– Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
– Avoid close contact with people with cold and flu like symptoms
– Boost your immune system
– Eat clean healthy nutrient rich food
– Drink fresh water
– Keep your body moving by gentle exercise such as walking
– Keep a positive mindset
– Show kindness and practice gratitude
– Enjoy the fresh air and outdoor environment
Notifications of any virus spread creates fear in many. Partly due to lack of or misinformation. By keeping updated by a reliable source will keep you informed and reduce your fears.
Becoming fearful can impact our immune system. When we become fearful our stress levels increase and can weaken the immune system. A weakened immune system caused physical ailments.
Fear is a human emotion that can be triggered by a perceived threat. A basic survival mechanism of the body to keep us safe. However living in a constant state of fear can cause long term side effects in the body.
Some body impacts of chronic fear:-
2. Muscle aches
3. Chronic pain
5. Irritability and increased stress
Steps from here
As Dan Brown quoted “Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user”.
As we rely on health organisations to develop vaccines and virus fighting drugs. Individuals can work on supporting their own health with 3 simple steps
1. Gain factual information to understand the virus
2. Listen to your body and take action to strengthen your immune system
3. Raise your body vibration by meditating and visualising regularly
These 3 steps will increase your understanding of the mental and physical impacts due to the spread of coronavirus.
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