WORK OUT WITHOUT RISK OF THE CORONAVIRUS
WITH GOLDEN HOME FITNESS VIRTUAL PERSONAL TRAINING
There is much to be concerned about with the new Coronavirus, or Covid-19. It’s not
every day that a country the size of Italy is completely shut down, that travel to the United States from Europe is prohibited, that the Celtics are in quarantine or that our beloved Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson test positive for a new virus. The CDC (cdc.gov) has declared the Coronavirus pandemic to be “a public
health emergency of international concern”.
Here in Massachusetts, Governor Baker has declared a state of emergency due to the increasing rate of infection. The numbers of Coronavirus cases more than doubled overnight. The CDC reports that
“COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.” Unfortunately, someone can have
the Coronavirus and not know it, inadvertently infecting countless others. Such was the case with a lawyer who walked through Grand Central Station and spread the virus to many other unsuspecting
People over 60 or those with pre-existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems are at highest risk in this pandemic. Covid-19 is thought to be ten times more lethal than the flu. In the worst cases, it can cause lung lesions, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure or death.
We are being encouraged to avoid large crowds of people, and to “socially distance” ourselves. It is thought that a person can get the virus from another person, who may not be showing or feeling any symptoms, from a distance of 6 feet or less. Droplets produced through breathing, talking, coughing or sneezing allow Covid-19 to travel through the air. In addition, scientists do not yet know how long Covid-19 can live on surfaces, or whether or not hot temperatures will slow its spread. At this moment, there is no medicine or vaccine to treat Covid-19. Cold weather, hot baths, hand dryers, garlic, saline nose rinses and antibiotics do NOT kill the virus. Spraying alcohol or chlorine on home surfaces can help but spraying those substances on yourself is NOT recommended.
Here are some things we can do to be cautious and proactive, rather than fearful and ineffective in our efforts to remain healthy.
PROMOTE A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
- Learn to manage stress
- Don’t smoke
- Get enough sleep (7-9 hours)
- Cook meats and eggs thoroughly
- Wash your hands often and well
- Drink alcohol in moderation if you drink at all
FOR A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM:
- Fiber: apples, spinach, eggplant
- Water: at least 2 liters/half a gallon for women, and 3 liters for men
- Citrus fruits
- Red bell peppers
- Green Tea
- Sunflower seeds
If you want to reduce your chance of getting Covid-19, exercising, maintaining your ideal weight, managing stress and eating a healthy diet will all be a great benefit. Here are some more tips for staying healthy.
REDUCING THE RISK OF CONTRACTING OR SPREADING THE CORONAVIRUS
- Wash your hands regularly for at least two minutes at a time (sing Happy Birthday twice). Use the surgeon’s method of cupping the fingers of one hand around those of the other and scrubbing them, then focus on your thumb, in between your fingers, top of the hand and palm.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Avoid large crowds and unnecessary human contact or travel. Socially distance yourself for a while if possible. Don’t share foods or beverages.
- Cook eggs and meats thoroughly.
- Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
Shortness of Breath
High Fever (commonly >100)
Getting better and
If you think
you may have the Coronavirus,
here is the
number you should call:
If you fear you have contracted the virus and
will seek medical care, it is best to call before going to a medical site so
they can prepare for you.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________. MA CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE
Ma.gov has up to date information on the Coronavirus, and a current count of patients tested for Coronavirus, and patients testing positive, will be provided at Noon every Wednesday.
If you want to stay healthy by maintaining your regular fitness routine but are fearful of getting infected at the gym, we have a solution for you. At Golden Home Fitness, we offer VIRTUAL PERSONAL TRAINING.
Using your phone, tablet or computer, you will be able to receive expert coaching from one of our Personal Trainers without leaving the comfort and safety of your own home. You can get an expert, customized workout with one-on-one interaction, but none of the germ-y people or equipment.
The way it works is that you will be able to see your trainer in real time and any video clips they wish to show you, and they will be able to see you, and correct your form if necessary. Your Personal Trainer will also be able to draw on his/her screen to show you any modifications needed for each move.
BENEFITS OF GOLDEN HOME FITNESS
VIRTUAL PERSONAL TRAINING:
IT’S THE ONLY COACHED COVID-19 RISK-FREE WORKOUT ON THE PLANET!
1. You can stay on track with your goals, and still have peace of mind that you are not at risk for contracting the virus.
2. You get to work out in the safety and comfort of your own home.
3. You save all that travel time to and from the gym, and all the headaches that go with it.
4. It’s less expensive than regular Personal Training.
If you want to stay healthy, maintain an ideal weight, and reduce your stress during these scary times, continuing to work out is key.
What could be better than not having to risk infection, not having
to interact with a lot of people, staying where you are most comfortable,
saving money and saving time?
No, it’s not a dream! Virtual Personal Training at Golden Home Fitness is the way to go.
Why not give us a call to set up your first session today before they fill up. We hope you have a healthy and stress-free day!
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Cdc.gov; World Health Organization:
who.int/emergencies; Harvard University: Health.harvard.edu; Dr. Shira Doron