Health and Safety Tips for living under Coronavirus quarantine

Discussion in 'Safety Tips and Things to do While Quarantined' started by Caylee Advocate, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Caylee Advocate

    Caylee Advocate Long Time Websleuther

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    I don't know who wrote this as it was sent to me in a text, but hopefully everyone can feel better soon and we all can get back to normal. My heart hurts after reading some of your posts and almost feeling your pain through your words. Just remember that we are a strong country and we will get through this together. Love and hugs to you all.



    "When this is over, may we never again take for granted

    A handshake with a stranger

    Full shelves at the store

    Conversations with neighbors

    A crowded theater

    Friday night out

    The taste of communion

    A routine checkup

    The school rush each morning

    Coffee with a friend

    The stadium roaring

    Each deep breath

    A boring Tuesday

    Life itself.

    When this ends

    may we find

    that we have become

    more like the people

    we wanted to be

    we were called to be

    we hoped to be

    and may we stay

    that way — better

    for each other

    because of the worst."
     
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  2. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    World Health Organization offers tips for living under coronavirus quarantine: Don't drink, smoke or watch too much news

    “During this difficult time, it’s important to continue looking after your physical and mental health. This will not only help you in the long-term, it will also help you fight COVID-19 if you get it,” Tedros said.
    • Eat healthy to boost your immune system.
    • Limit alcohol and sugary drinks.
    • Don’t smoke. It can exacerbate COVID-19 symptoms and increase your risk of getting seriously sick.
    • Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for adults and an hour a day for kids.
    • If you’re allowed to go outside, go for a walk, run or bike ride while keeping a safe distance from others.
    • If you can’t leave the house, dance, do some yoga or walk up and down the stairs.
    • People working from home shouldn’t sit too long in the same position.
    • Take a 3 minute break every 30 minutes.
    • Get your mind off of the crisis. Listen to music, read a book or play a game.
    “It’s normal to feel stressed, confused and scared during a crisis. Talking to people you know and trust can help,” Tedros said. “And try not to read or watch too much news if it makes you anxious. Get your information from reliable sources once or twice a day.”
     
  3. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    A friend told me about this:

    Sing With Us - Choir!Choir!Choir!

    Don't know much, but currently they are gathering to sing together on-line and everyone is welcome.

    You might find a new hobby?
     
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  4. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    I am far more thoughtful about meal preparation, because I have no where to go.

    Tonight's dinner will be Detroit style pizza. Off to start the dough now.
     
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  5. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    Thanks for the reminder! Back in the day, I'd prepare two kinds of dough to please family members' preferences.

    Now? Well, I think one of the Cauliflower crusts is in the freezer.

    Not liking this low-carb business, but hubster's Doctor said so.

    Cooking is nearly a lost skill/art in the US, we as a nation need to do more of it.
     
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  6. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    Hear, hear. I have noticed that I cut down my portion sizes and think more strategically to reduce food waste. Not so much out of virtue, but maybe just my subsistence farmer genes kicking in, LOL. If you think about it, most of us come from that stock, no matter where our ancestors came from.
     
  7. drama_farmer

    drama_farmer Central Kentucky (Bluegrass)

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    If anyone needs to take a deep breath and get out of their head for a few minutes, here's my prescription:


    ETA: It's video surveillance of a "log" across a stream in Pennsylvania. Talk about diversity in wildlife! And, the sound of running water is a sound I like.
     
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  8. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    weepingangel Well-Known Member

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    that is amazing :) thanks for sharing
     
  10. kodi

    kodi Well-Known Member

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    Good morning, my friends. I am only able to catch a handful of posts here and there. Has anyone mentioned or thought about working on cardio to help improve lung function as maybe a precaution ? I have no idea if it would help but....

    I suddenly want to start running every day. And not for the wine. :eek:
     
  11. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Practicing a healthy lifestyle has always been at the top of my list! Sadly, as we know, a lot of the people falling prey to Covid 19 suffered from compromised health. As a nation, we have too much obesity, alcoholism & addiction, some people probably think “I’m already screwed” and don’t care if they spread the virus. Moo
     
  12. xtrain

    xtrain Well-Known Member

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    Lockdown

    A reflection by Brother Richard of the Capuchin Franciscans

    Yes there is fear.
    Yes there is isolation.
    Yes there is panic buying.
    Yes there is sickness.
    Yes there is even death.
    But,
    They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
    You can hear the birds again.
    They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
    The sky is no longer thick with fumes
    But blue and grey and clear.
    They say that in the streets of Assisi
    People are singing to each other
    across the empty squares,
    keeping their windows open
    so that those who are alone
    may hear the sounds of family around them.
    They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
    Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
    Today a young woman I know
    is busy spreading fliers with her number
    through the neighbourhood
    So that the elders may have someone to call on.
    Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
    are preparing to welcome
    and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary
    All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
    All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
    All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
    To how big we really are.
    To how little control we really have.
    To what really matters.
    To Love.
    So we pray and we remember that
    Yes there is fear.
    But there does not have to be hate.
    Yes there is isolation.
    But there does not have to be loneliness.
    Yes there is panic buying.
    But there does not have to be meanness.
    Yes there is sickness.
    But there does not have to be disease of the soul
    Yes there is even death.
    But there can always be a rebirth of love.
    Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
    Today, breathe.
    Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
    The birds are singing again
    The sky is clearing,
    Spring is coming,
    And we are always encompassed by Love.
    Open the windows of your soul
    And though you may not be able
    to touch across the empty square,
    Sing
     
  13. JrzyGirl70

    JrzyGirl70 Well-Known Member

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  15. Laughing

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  16. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    Beautiful!!! Thank you! :)
     
  17. kodi

    kodi Well-Known Member

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    Me, too! Any leftovers in the fridge two days later are going into the freezer for lunches!
     
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    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Love this tip.

    Practice A,B,C gratitude. Something that begins with each letter to be happy for.

    A-air, B-bathroom, C-cats, D-delivery, E-exercise, F-Facebook ...I-Internet...etc.
     
  19. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    I believe in it. Though, I always have. I feel a bit off key if I don’t do some sort of workout or exercise everyday. Even just a walk or a yoga class. Lots of them online now.

    For many, this could be the time to work on being/getting/ staying healthy. Jmo.
     
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    Picklebot Well-Known Member

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    Audible just made hundreds of titles completely free to help during coronavirus crisis
    Good news for those stuck at home in isolation: Audible is making hundreds of titles available for free during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The audiobook platform has said that, for as long as schools are closed, anyone can listen to a vast selection of its titles. This means books read by Westworld’s Thandie Newton and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens are available to stream at no cost at all.

    Simply visit stories.audible.com from any web browser to get started. No log-ins, credit card or passwords needed.
     

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