- by JamesmtDRCVz
Home gardening is undoubtedly one of the trending activities people do these days. With the pandemic forcing people to stay at home, people are finding ways to keep themselves busy to keep away boredom. Gardening is a viable alternative. While it is enjoyable, it is also productive.
With only a year past after the pandemic was declared, some people have already even made gardening their alternative source of income. Ornamental plants are selling like the proverbial hotcakes nowadays. While providing fresh produce on the dining table, home-grown vegetables are also sold to the local market.
But do you know that besides the additional income, source of food, and recreation that gardening can give, it is also good for your overall well-being? To know more about the amazing health benefits of gardening, here are some of them.
Helps in Weight Control
According to a leading health magazine, gardening can help men and women lose weight by 11 and 16 pounds respectively. This means that you can save money from going to the gym and buying all those weight loss supplements. It is a great workout that can increase muscle strength and endurance in due time. It can also improve your quality of sleep.
Drives Stress Away
There can be no other stressful time other than during this pandemic. We are restrained from doing the usual things that we do. If you are burned out from work or home chores, you do not have any bar to go to. In some studies, it is shown that gardening is an excellent stress reliever because of its positive sensory stimulation. And do you know that planting seeds even helps in lifting moods?
Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, gardening can prolong life by 30% and this can be attributed to its ability to cut the risk of stroke or heart attack. With gardening, you get to exercise almost all your body parts as you also reconnect with the natural world, giving you a cathartic effect.
Not only does gardening is beneficial to our physical health but can also improve our brain functions. In a research among seniors, it was found out that gardening can increase significantly the level of brain nerve growth. This proves that gardening is excellent for improvement of memory.
Gardening is also said to improve immunity because of helpful bacteria from the soil. Other than that, it can improve hand and body coordination.
With all these health benefits of gardening, the little space in your home should not discourage you to start gardening even in small pots. Besides all the mentioned benefits, you are helping the environment as well.…Read More
- by JamesmtDRCVz
There may not quite be a problem if you are alone in your home and you have the necessary supplies to last for at least two weeks if you are a completely asymptomatic COVID patient. You only have to lock your front door all the time so none of your close friends and family who do not know your condition will enter without knocking at the door to surprise you.
The problem lies if there are other occupants in your home. You may have to observe the stingiest of measures to contain the infection to yourself. As we all know, COVID is highly communicable. Of course, you don’t want the other occupants, whether they are your loved ones or co-inhabitants, to be infected too. You never know if they will be having far worse symptoms when they get the virus.
Here are some tips for asymptomatic COVID patients who care for themselves at home.
Observe Basic Health Protocols
Living in one roof with other uninfected occupants may really be very difficult. You may have to stay in your room alone all of the time to isolate yourself. Wearing mask, washing your hands, and sanitizing should always be observed. You should also avoid sharing household items.
Go for Nutritious Diet
Your body needs essential nutrients to be able to fight the infection efficiently. Have nutritious diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits. It may be best to prepare your own food. If you do not have a stock of multivitamins, shop online for a multivitamin with zinc and vitamin C. They are good for the immune system. Stay hydrated with warm fluid.
Careful Disposal of Food Plates and Other Wastes
Separate your utensils for the moment and wash them with soap and water immediately. You may also have a separate disposal container for excess food and other wastes. If you do not have a toilet in your own room, assign one for you to use alone. For example, if you have two CRs in your home, one should be used exclusively by you.
Practice Good Cough Etiquette
COVID can be acquired through droplets. Coughing and sneezing can expel much droplets. Cover your mouth with tissue if you sneeze or cough and dispose of the tissue properly. Wash your hands afterward with soap and water.
Regular Temperature Check
Some COVID patients may be asymptomatic at first but may experience symptoms later. This means that your body’s natural defenses may be giving in. Monitor your temperature regularly and be wary of other symptoms. Call the doctor if ever symptoms arise.…Read More