In the midst of the coronavirus madness, everyone is looking ways to stay safe. In many areas, people are panic-buying items en-masse, without regard for their actual needs, in the hopes of “weathering the storm” unscathed.
According to the health authorities in the UK, however, the key to stay safe doesn’t lie in hoarding a year’s worth of toilet paper or hand sanitiser supplies in your garage. It’s actually much, much simpler (and eco-friendlier!) than that – you simply need to take good care of yourself! You need to:
- Avoid touching items or people as much as possible (and yes, this includes handshakes too)
- Never touch your mouth, nose, eyes, or face after coming in contact with potentially contaminated items or surfaces
- Always wash your hands after coming home
- Avoid crowded public places like restaurants
Luckily, if you’re already a healthy living enthusiast, then the concepts are nothing new to you. You want to keep yourself as clean and as healthy as possible. You want to wash your hands often, maintain a high level of personal hygiene and give your immune system every possible advantage.
Coincidently, these principles can be found at the very essence of health-conscious eco-friendly living.
Ensure that all surfaces and items you come in touch with are clean and thoroughly disinfected. This is by far the best thing that you can do to stay safe.
We’d like to remind you once again that the virus spreads primarily through contact – every time two different people touch the same object or surface, there is a small chance of contamination. But don’t worry – we’ve got your back!
Since one of the main ways of getting infected is through touching infected surfaces, keeping your kitchenware separate is vital. If you touch an infected surface and then place your hand on your eyes, nose or mouth, you’re at a high risk of infection.
And while sharing straws, cups or forks with your significant other might sound romantic, now is not the time for that. Additionally, your office cups and utensils should also be kept away from those of your colleagues at all times. Better safe than sorry!
An ample supply of sponges will help you stay on top of your kitchen cleaning work, all the while allowing you to use separate items for the different tasks. If you want to be particularly careful, you can even go as far as appointing dedicated sponges for each family member.
Separate knives, forks and spoon as an absolute must. And since keeping track of who used what can get difficult, especially as time goes on, you’d be wise to grab visually distinctive sets for each member of your household.
In an office environment, take the time to ensure that all of your colleagues know to keep their utensils away from everyone else’s.
As the outbreak picks up speed, getting your hands on healthy meals or takeout will become increasingly difficult. Yet again, the eco-friendly enthusiasts have the upper hand here – your homemade meals are not only healthier (and better for your immune system!) but also 100% germ-free, since you can take all precautionary measures at home.
And there is hardly a better way of transporting your homemade meals than a study and reliable, eco-friendly lunchbox!
Portable, durable and BPA-free, Eco Bravo’s Eco-Friendly Lunchboxes can be by your side wherever you go.
If you absolutely have to purchase coffee or juice while outside, it’s always a good idea to bring your own cup. Not only does this allow you to keep your carbon footprint in check (by limiting your consumption of disposable items), but it also ensures that your cup is clean and sanitary!
COVID-19 is a virus, and like all viruses, it has to overcome your immune system before it can do you any real harm. This is also exactly why doctors say that the elderly getting hit the hardest –the immune system grows weaker with age. Additionally, people with pre-existing health problems, like diabetes, heart disease and other chronic issues.
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