Self-care during coronavirus
Self-care during coronavirus
As the coronavirus outbreak continues, self-care is high on everyone’s priority list. And there are many different measures, precautions, and steps that one can take to provide themselves with the most efficient coronavirus protection. Let’s take a look at what can be done to stay as safe as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.
Stay active, and healthy
A good starting point to protect yourself during a situation like COVID -19 is to start with self-care. Remaining active and healthy is important. Not just physically, but also mentally. This will help improve your overall wellbeing and energy while reducing levels of stress and anxiety. Putting you in a stronger position to face what’s around you. Setting a routine that you can stick to is very useful and a good way to begin. In terms of exercise, working and sleeping. Beyond that, is your eating habits. The food we put into our body plays a crucial role in staying healthy. Keeping a balanced diet that’s packed with fruits, vegetables and nutritious meals will fuel your body and help keep your body’s defenses up. Supplements and vitamins also make a great addition to your diet. They can provide your body with the vital substances that it needs to function properly and efficiently. Being physically healthy will strengthen your immunity and give you a level of protection against cold & flu symptoms. While being mentally healthy will keep you in a good headspace to deal with the ever-changing situations and circumstances around you.
Stay home, and stay safe when on-the-go
Germs and bacteria are prevalent as soon as you step out of the house. It’s good to stay actively aware of this and remain at home unless going out is essential. However, there are several precautionary measures that you can take when you are in and out of the house. Stay protected when on-the-go. Clorox® Expert Disinfecting Wipes – On The Go are good to pack in your bag or keep in your car as they kill 99.9% of germs. An effective way to clean and disinfect at once, the all-purpose wipes are useful for wiping the various public surfaces that you may come into contact with. These can include dining tables, chairs, door handles, shopping cart bars, and your phone.
Disinfect your clothes
When you do return home from being outdoors, put your worn clothes into a laundry basket straight away and then thoroughly wash your hands and body. Germs and bacteria from outside can easily transfer to your clothes and then your home. So, keep all your worn laundry in a designated basket and then everything can be washed at once. Clorox® Bleach and/or Clorox® Scented Bleach both clean and disinfect clothing efficiently. The steps outlined below are the same for both solutions.
- Add detergent.
- Fill Clorox® to max line in dispenser or add 1 cup (250 ml) for top loading machines or 1/2 cup (125 ml) for front loading machines to wash water.
- Add white clothes and start wash cycle.
Clean and disinfect your home
Germs and bacteria in the outside can also easily transfer from your clothes to the different high-touch surfaces in your home. Wiping down these surfaces to thoroughly clean, sanitize and disinfect them is an important measure to take.
High-touch surfaces can include:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Dressing tables
For these surfaces around your house, you can use a home disinfectant solution such as Clorox® Bleach. Follow the steps below for the chosen solution.
- Pre-wash surface.
- Mop or Wipe with disinfecting solution of 1 cup (250 ml) Clorox® per 5 L of water.
- Allow solution to contact surface for at least 10 minutes.
- Rinse and air dry.
If you have less time and want a quicker but equally effective option, Clorox® Expert Disinfecting Wipes and/or Clorox® Multipurpose Spray Cleaner are both smart choices. Each of them kills 99.9% of germs and is 100% effective in cleaning and disinfecting. When using the Clorox® Multipurpose Spray Cleaner, follow the steps below:
- Turn nozzle to ON position.
- Spray until the surface is wet and wait 5 minutes.
- Wipe and let dry.