Promoting Good Habits for Disease Resistance
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Our world is currently facing a tough time. By now, the Coronavirus needs no introduction. As of this writing, the infectious disease has impacted over 2500,000 people worldwide and has very sadly caused more than 175,000 deaths.
As of April 23rd, there have been over 800,000 reported cases of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) here in the United States. Thankfully, the increase in confirmed cases seems to be slowing. That is, however, no reason to avoid taking precautions.
Spread Facts, Not Fear, Says the CDC
On the NCOA Blog, Kathleen Cameron reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is monitoring the situation closely and is the best source of information. The CDC is urging individuals to stay calm and to share facts instead of increasing fear. Cameron shares the CDC’s common-sense tips for preventing the spread of any infectious disease.
“Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing,” she passes along, “Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.”
COVID-19 and the Flu Are Similar, but Not the Same
According to Dr. Lisa Lockerd Maragakis of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, both the Coronavirus and the flu can cause fever, cough, body aches, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. As well, both can be spread from person to person through droplets in the air from an infected person coughing, sneezing, or talking.
Dr. Maragakis notes that a possible difference is that COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route meaning that tiny droplets remaining in the air could cause disease in others even after the ill person is no longer near.
Good Personal Hygiene Is a Key to Disease Prevention
As reported by Sarah Stevenson on APlaceForMom.com, “maintaining excellent hygiene can develop disease resistance and strengthen the body’s defenses against pneumonia and other infections. It can also reduce the risk of developing respiratory infections and viruses and transmitting them to others.”
Taking steps to maintain optimum health is a daily requirement all year-round. Clearly, the Coronavirus is far from the only illness that can be prevented by adopting such common sense good habits as following appropriate nutrition guidelines, avoiding others who are sick, and practicing good oral hygiene. In addition, there is no more important time than now to stress that regular bathing is necessary.
At Forward Day, We’re Big Advocates of Disease Prevention
We recognize that when both elderly individuals and those with mobility issues are given the opportunity to enjoy showers with full running water, they tend to want to bathe more often. When traditional showers present dangers and/or physical barriers to taking comfortable showers, many people avoid the process of bathing altogether.
Our team is proud to offer the Shower Bay portable shower as an easy-to-use bathing solution. It eliminates the limitations caused by most bathrooms since it can be snapped together in any room of the home where there is a faucet nearby. If you have any questions about our Shower Bay portable showers, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 1-877-593-4461 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.