Adapting to the New Normal and Staying Healthy

June 05, 2020

Adapting to the New Normal and Staying Healthy

This global pandemic has come to us unexpectedly and learned to accept that a lot of things, like social isolation will be here for a while. But the biggest deal at this point, our reality has changed. We are in a new normal. The paradigm shift in many areas of our lives leads us in doing many things differently than how we did in the past.  There will always be a sense of restriction as we are not able to do our usual things. Distancing will be the norm. Even if the current outbreak subsides, putting safety measures like social distancing will still be in place to mitigate the risks. Any nation cannot withstand being on a lockdown way too long. The economy will suffer; hence, the act of adaptability will truly matter. Gear up yourself on how to live the new normal while putting your health at the topmost priority. Keep in mind, staying healthy is the best way to avoid catching the virus.

Fitness First

  • Eat nutritious and well-cooked food
  • Drink plenty of water/fluids and stay away from

alcoholic beverages

  • Make sure to get enough sleep of at least 8 hours
  • Stay active and exercise regularly
  • Take vitamins and supplements

WaSH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene)

  • Always wear a face mask
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Sanitize your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer which contains at least 70% Isopropyl alcohol in cases when soap and water are not available
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and practice social distancing
  • Stay home when sick, but seek medical care as needed
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces at home and at work
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing


Boost Your Mood

  • Connect with others, talk with people you trust and enjoy their company
  • Meditate, do some stretching and take deep breaths to relax your mind and body
  • Take breaks from binge-watching, reading or listening to news and also social media
  • Have some time to unwind. Spend time on some activities you enjoy

While there is no cure for the virus, and our lives have been disrupted, our only weapon is to amend the way we live and keep ourselves healthy. When all these are over, you can look back and remember, how you made yourself surpass all these. Value your well-being and take the most care for yourself. Changes are inevitable. Adapting to changes is one of the most innate and superb abilities of an individual. Most often than not, we adapt because that is the only choice left for us. After all, that is what life is all about. We experience, then we learn, and we develop. Do your part and let us win this fight.