Basic Hygiene Must To Ward Off Covid-19

Suddenly people are getting very much cautious about personal hygiene. The basics of hygiene are the prime concern for each one of us. Laws and orders are tightening their norms and following zero-tolerance policy about environmental hygiene and educating the public on health and hygiene. Medical officers, social workers, nurses, police and public departments are working in the war front to protect their people. Everybody is working on the surface area to make the floors and doors shine and in the physical state to make it germ-free.
The non – physical state of mind is observing all this work and getting anxious about what is going to be the next move. The unseen mind is unnoticed. The fear of illness anxiety disorder is high among people especially parents and senior citizens. Even a single cough is creating turbulence in our minds. This gives a feel of pseudo fever, mental trauma and physical illness. Overloading information from social media, and inadequate knowledge about the coronavirus is creating panic alarm than what is it. It’s quite natural to get panic in this situation but it’s necessary to educate oneself on the ground reality.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. (Source:
Though, the symptoms and preventions look very similar to other bacterial and viral infections. The fear of falling ill and fear of life is very high. The fear acts on the immune system and it downs the fighting capacity of the body. The body will naturally lose its spirit to fight against the foreign particles and will start functioning as the host for them. Our thought has a direct influence on the immune system. When the mind is frail; it gets surrender to the infection. When the mind is strong, the infection lost its virulence and has no power over the body. It develops immunity and resists the virus. Fight CORONA with Personal CARE, OPTIMISTIC Approach, READ RELIABLE information, OPPORTUNITY for family time, NOURISH health food and Kill ANXIETY.
The mind and thought matters. This tough time has taught us the basics of personal hygiene. The must-have personal habits have wash the hands regularly, maintain personal distance and space, use kerchiefs while sneezing or coughing, maintain personal cleanliness, avoid handshakes and say namaste and avoid outside foods. Develop socially responsible habits too such as never spit on the road; don’t throw papers and plastics, plant medicinal trees and herbs to naturally function as anti-microbial treatment.
The body and mind need proper nourishment to stay healthy. Enrich your food with alkaline qualities. Divide the food into three categories such as veggies, fruits, and nuts. Take green vegetables rich in protein, roots vegetables like carrot and small onions. Eat seasonal fruits and must have citrus fruit like lemon, orange and mosambi. Nuts are a rich source of fiber and protein such as walnut, hazelnut, and almond. Let them be a part of your daily eating habits. Healthy foods give us the required energy to act effectively, build our immune system and function as self-defense mechanisms. Garlic and Ginger are the must to add up in our routine food. Eat healthily and stay healthy.
Mind care is health care. Train your mind to see goodness in every aspect. Process your thoughts, use filter mechanisms to separate rational and emotional needs, choose good words to speak, practice breathing exercises, get physical activeness, meditate daily and chant positive words. When doing it regularly, the body develops positive energy, breath is normal and the mind is calm and cool. Develop healthy habits to stay healthy and to live safe and secure.
Chellam Narendiran
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