Develop Mental Strength With an Exercise Routine — Human Performance Psychology

Scientists have discovered many ways that you can establish an exercise routine, while still continuing your daily chores and responsibilities. The importance of establishing that kind of routine is vital not only to your physical body but also to your… Read More Develop Mental Strength With an Exercise Routine The post Develop Mental Strength With…

Develop Mental Strength With an Exercise Routine — Human Performance Psychology

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Functions of Balanced Diet — daneelyunus

Balanced diet The food taken by human beings is called diet. A diet consists of many food items made from fruits, meat, cereals, eggs, milk and vegetables. The diet which contains adequate amount of all the essential nutrients such as fats, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins which is sufficient for the normal growth and development […]

Functions of Balanced Diet — daneelyunus

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Diet or healthy eating? — Cooking Without Limits

I decided a few years back to start eating as healthy as possible. Since March I cut also meat from my meals and I left only fish. This decision was so easy and I don’t consider as diet, just my way of eating healthy. I don’t have the gallbladder anymore so eating meat was always […]

Diet or healthy eating? — Cooking Without Limits

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COVID-19: Understanding the Numbers #coronavirus — Watts Up With That?

Guest post by Neil Lock As those acquainted with me will know, long ago I was trained as a mathematician. I’ve forgotten most of the specifics I learned. But I’ve retained the framework; even if it’s a bit rusty. For almost three months now, I’ve been looking at the numbers on the progress of the […]

COVID-19: Understanding the Numbers #coronavirus — Watts Up With That?

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The “Secret” To Weight Loss May Lie in the Mind – And No, It’s Not About ‘Willpower’ — Eris Goes To

Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be a long one – it’s about my weight loss progress and how dealing with my personal issues helped with it. My weight has always been a touchy subject for me, but I feel that I’m finally ready to share my thoughts on it, how I’m trying to overcome […]

The “Secret” To Weight Loss May Lie in the Mind – And No, It’s Not About ‘Willpower’ — Eris Goes To

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Fibromyalgia and CBD: Fiona’s Success Story — Jenny in Neverland

AD – This is a paid advertorial with Hapi Hemp I’ve heard many positives things about CBD in the past. Many success stories about people who have used it to help de-stress or ease pain. It’s an extremely valid treatment for stress and anxiety now and even my aunt uses it for pain in her […]

Fibromyalgia and CBD: Fiona’s Success Story — Jenny in Neverland

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Superfoods: What They Are and Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet — The Wellness Warrior

It can be easy to dismiss the impact that food has on our bodies, but mindful eating has taught me that unbalanced eating can lead to my feeling sluggish, tired, and unmotivated. When I eat balanced meals, I find that my tummy suffers less bloating and discomfort, my skin becomes clearer, and I have enough […]

Superfoods: What They Are and Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet — The Wellness Warrior

Pandemic: Coronavirus Gone Wild

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New York State Of Emergency

New York state has declared a state of emergency due to coronavirus infections rising. While the government is doing its job to allocate resources and provide accurate information on the current crisis, it’s not really doing a great job at easing panic and preventing mental health issues from arising. The New York state of emergency is nothing more than a warning telling us, “it’s here and getting worse.”

The thing is that these kinds of messages do not help us. We all know from the mainstream media that the coronavirus has gone wild, whether naturally or after being genetically engineered; the truth, no one will find out. But one thing is for certain: the virus is out and potentially deadly.

But does all of this information affect us in any way? Do you really believe that by New York, California and other states declaring states of emergency, we will suddenly be more cautious to not acquire the virus? If the virus has spread all the way from China, then you best believe that whether you acquire it or not does not depend on the mainstream media or governmental warnings.

So what is the solution? As previously said, you need to continue living your life as if nothing has changed. Continue to wash your hands like you always have and stay away from people who cough. Wearing a mask will not decrease your chances of acquiring the virus. The virus can spread via touch as well.

One of the most important preventative tactics from becoming infected is maintaining a positive mindset. If you allow fear to penetrate you, then you are already making yourself vulnerable to becoming sick. Fear attracts negativity and bad results. During times of pandemics, you need to remain calm, vigilant and positive.

Don’t allow all the negative news to get to your head. In other words, don’t become part of the hysteria. As long as you maintain good hygiene, smart practices and a positive attitude and mindset, you will stay clear of this virus. This will not go on forever.

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Coronavirus Epidemic

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The Attack Of The Coronavirus

A virus is an infective agent that is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host. There are differing opinions as to whether a virus is a living organism or just an infective agent that attacks living organisms. Either way, once it infects a cell, it passes its DNA into the genome of the cell, causing an identical copy of the original virus to form. Coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. There are 7 types of coronaviruses that can infect humans: 229E, NL63, OC43, HKU1, MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was identified on 1/9/20 in China, causing an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan city, China. The SARS-CoV was recognized in China as well, but in 2002, causing over 700 deaths. SARS-CoV causes body aches, chills and fever. And the MERS-CoV was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, causing many respiratory symptoms near the Arabian peninsula. MERS-CoV usually causes shortness of breath, fever and cough.

Coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper respiratory illnesses. The duration is often short-acting and symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Cough
  • Runny nose

Keep in mind that coronaviruses can also cause lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This usually occurs in infants, elderly or people with already weakened immune systems. Coronaviruses spread through human contact:

  • Touching infected surfaces
  • Shaking hands with others
  • Coughing and sneezing

Prevention is key because there are currently no vaccines. Washing your hands with soap and hot water, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands and avoiding contact with sick people, are the best steps that you can take to prevent an infection with this type of virus.

As far as treatment goes, there is no medication to fight against a coronavirus. Staying at home to rest, drinking plenty of fluids and taking pain and fever medications to ease the symptoms is what is recommended. Allowing time for your immune system to mount its defenses so that it can fight this potentially deadly invader, is key to recovering successfully. But if your symptoms are very bad, then seek immediate medical attention!

For more information on the coronavirus, please check the CDC website.

Here on The DSM Ready Community, we would like everyone to remain as healthy as possible. Please feel free to share any tips, suggestions or stories in regards to the coronavirus.

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