“The Best Defense is a Good Offense”
We’re still in the middle of flu season and in walks the Coronavirus (COVID-19), adding yet another virus to the mix–and this one’s no joke! Like any cold or flu season, knowing you have a strong defense will help you make the most of things. For most, you’ve helped your system by regularly taking your 90 For Life products, getting plenty of rest, moving your body, and eating a healthy, balanced diet. But there’s always more ways to be proactive.
Flattening the Curve
With most diseases or illnesses, there are curves involved. A steep curve that shows the large number of people that in a short time period get ill is not good. A flat curve that is spread across a larger time period is a good thing. The University of Michigan shared a graph for COVID-19 and explained that the way to keep the curve flat is to work as communities to minimize social contact. Or you might enjoy this one from Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris’s comic.
Is this hard to do? You bet! It means cancelling events, working from home, setting up schools for online classes and much more. Definitely inconvenient, and often very disappointing. But compared to the people that we save from infection, definitely worth it. Dr. Markel, University of Michigan expert who has studied the effects of similar responses to past epidemics, said “Coronavirus is a socially transmitted disease, and we all have a social contract to stop it. What binds us is a microbe – but it also has the power to separate us. We’re a very small community, whether we acknowledge it or not, and this proves it. The time to act like a community is now.”
Keep Calm and Carry On
Times like these can be very stressful. There’s much that is unknown and whether you consider yourself a control freak or not, it’s hard not knowing what might happen.
So what’s the answer? Evaluate your personal situation and risks. Keep taking your Youngevity products. Find ways to bring joy into each day (try putting on your favorite happy song and dance like nobody is watching). And most importantly, remember you are not alone. We live in a time where technology helps us stay connected no matter if we live next door or in another country. So stay in touch with friends and family. And don’t let everything you read online add to your stress. Make sure the info is from a reputable source. And if all else fails, find people close by to have fun with, like this fitness instructor in Spain did.