The global pandemic has shone a spotlight on many things, but nothing has come under the focus quite as much as our overall wellness. The very nature of a pandemic suggests a threat to our wellness, so there have been countless tips thrown at us on how we can look after ourselves. While most of this advice relates to how we can stop ourselves from contracting COVID, there are still many lessons we can take with us and apply to our lives from here on in.
Speaking of which, today’s post will go through a few of the most valuable wellness lessons you should learn from the pandemic. Read on to find out more…
Protect Yourself & Your Family
There are plenty of people that are still going to wear masks and make an effort to socially distance themselves from others after the pandemic. While the virus has ravaged the country, we have also seen an increase in the number of seasonal flu and cold cases. On top of that, the product shortages have shifted our perspective on what preparedness means. Now more than ever, it’s important to utilize trusted tools that can provide Canadians with peace of mind while they care for themselves and their loved ones.
One of the tools I use for my family is Vicks® Mini FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier that helps to restore essential moisture to any room and readies your home before cold or flu gets to you. It has 1.9-litre tank capacity which is ideal for small room size like your bedroom. It has a rotating nozzle so your can direct the mist in whichever direction you want and has an auto shut-offf so you don’t need to worry about it running without purpose. This humidifier works with Vicks® VapoPads , which provide up to 8 hours of soothing vapours into the air that help give you and the ones you love relief from coughs and sneezing (in case you already caught a virus).
Get Treatment When You Need It
There has been a huge emphasis on acting the moment you spot symptoms during the pandemic. In most senses, it’s been about taking tests or phoning a doctor to run through your symptoms to be sure you do or don’t have COVID. However, we can apply a similar thought to our overall health by learning when and how to act.
In order to do so, you do need a great thermometer (since fever is a very common symptom of the viruses), especially if you’re a parent. Braun’s Non-contact + Touch Forehead Thermometer is a perfect tool since Braun is the number one brand used by pediatricians. This particular one is easy to use and it measures in as fast as 2 seconds. What’s the best, in my opinion, is that it features Braun’s Age PrecisionTM Technology, which provides the user with an accurate definition of fever according to the individual’s age so you know, when you or your children are under-the-weather. Having such information, you can act accordingly.
When you know that you deal with a cold or mild flu, but your baby has a runny nose, Braun’s nasal aspirator provides fast and gentle relief from nasal congestion in babies and infants. What’s interesting is that it was awarded the Best New Product in the Baby Health category in Canada, based on the 2020 Best New Product Awards survey conducted by BrandSpark International. It comes with two suction levels for comfort (surface level nasal suction or deeper into the nose canal). What I also personally appreciate is the fact that it is easy to clean, because nasal tips & reservoir are hand & dishwasher safe.
All of the products I’ve mentioned above you can easily find at Walmart.ca.
Exercise And Go Outdoors
It has been well-known for a long time that people with a high level of physical fitness are less at risk of contracting the virus than other people. This is because exercise improves the immune system – as does spending time outdoors. Both of these things have been encouraged to fight the virus, but you should keep doing them to improve your overall wellness. It’s not just COVID that these activities can prevent, it’s all viruses! Plus, regular exercise is good for your body and mind, further improving your wellness.
There is a lot to learn from this pandemic, particularly with regard to wellness. These three lessons deserve to be thought about as they can help you improve your overall health and wellbeing. There’s nothing we can do to change what happened over the last year, but a whole lot we can do to protect ourselves in the future.
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