Your Fitness & Corona Virus – What you need to know!

Your Fitness & Corona Virus – What you need to know!, Fit Average Jo

Here at FIT AVERAGE JO, I care about your health and well-being, both immediately and in the long term! 

That’s why I am doing a blog about what I am doing in the wake of the COVID-19 virus (aka Coronavirus) … and what YOU can do to protect yourself.

I’ve even created an Immune Boosting Checklist, which contains science-backed steps you can take to improve your immune function AND avoid picking up any unwanted germs (including any colds, flu and stomach bugs that are going around).

Here are some steps I am taking with Fit AVERAGE JO clients at the gym:

  1. Please wash your hands (up to your elbows) for at LEAST 20 seconds BEFORE and AFTER your workout.
  2. Please wipe down every piece of equipment each use (with  disinfectant spray and paper wipes). 
  3. I am also encouraging clients to use hand sanitizer if they desire.  Don’t wipe your face with the same towel you may be using on equipment.
  4. And I ask that clients who are sick or not feeling well please stay home. Let your body heal! 

If you are not showing any signs of sickness I also encourage you to continue your workouts, since regular activity is a part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Studies show that moderate workouts lasting an hour or less helps improve your overall immune function – plus they can help you de-stress, which can also help keep your immune system strong.

Your Fitness & Corona Virus – What you need to know!, Fit Average Jo
Your Fitness & Corona Virus – What you need to know!, Fit Average Jo
HANDWASHING 101!
 Did you know there is a “proper” science-backed way to wash your hands?
 
This might seem obvious, but in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s worth a refresher in proper technique. 🙂
 
Here’s the how-to:
 
Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap (to save water!), and apply soap.

Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Also be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.Lathering well creates friction to help dislodge any stubborn microbes on your skin. Germs and microbes are found on all parts of your hand, especially under your hands.

BONUS POINTS for washing up to your elbows!
Scrub your hands for at LEAST 20 seconds. According to the CDC, washing hands for 15-30 seconds removes more germs than washing for a shorter period of time.

Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry your hands using a clean, dry towel or air dry them. Avoid air blowers because they can spread more germs not only onto your clean hands, but into the air.
Your Fitness & Corona Virus – What you need to know!, Fit Average Jo
DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE
I’ve got a bonus wellness challenge for you!
Are you ready? It might be one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever given you.

It’s to NOT TOUCH your eyes, nose or mouth. Basically, keep your hands away from your face!
It’s so much tougher than it sounds – but the payoffs could last for years!

Health experts say to cut back our risk of contracting the Coronavirus, we should stop touching our face.
This is good health advice all the time – so picking up this habit now will go a long way toward avoiding other bugs and viruses in the future, too!

Most of us have had this habit since childhood – it’s time to just say NO! Especially to nail biting.

Published by Fit Average Jo

I am a Personal Trainer working in the Outback. I love fitness and travel so I have combined both loves on social media. I am an Average Jo. I am fit, but I am not a fitness bunny. I am real. I eat nice food, I drink tasty beverages and I train it off with boxing, bootcamps and running. I travel any chance I can. Join me on my fitness and travel journey.

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