Wait, we aren’t free from viral infections!
Granted Covid-19 numbers have declined. And life is hurtling back to normal in Dubai. Unfortunately, that means we are being exposed to more viral infections and the flu, besides Covid, as more people move around, and all public establishments return to full capacity. With winter turning into another blistering hot summer, accompanied by sandstorms, it’s natural to see a spike in respiratory illnesses, particularly among children and the elderly.
Depending on our immunity levels, chances are we might pick up a viral infection. And the symptoms aren’t pleasant. Body fatigue, heavy head, dry cough, runny nose and sneezing can make us miserable.
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Prevention obviously is the best option. We can continue to adopt all the measures we have been taking to prevent Covid. Frequent washing of hands or using a sanitizer, maintaining social distance, wearing a mask especially in crowded areas, or situations where social distancing is not possible.
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Why more children are falling sick
Healthcare professionals claim they are seeing more children falling sick. There might be several factors for this. These can be traced to their sedentary lifestyle, particularly due to the restrictions in place during Covid, addiction to gadgets, and the high consumption of fast foods. Moreover, with schools reopening, it’s natural to see illnesses spreading among students, particularly if they aren’t following good hand hygiene.
Lack of exercise and poor eating habits, increased screen time, and erratic sleep patterns have impacted children’s stamina, making them easily tired. Usually rectifying these, will lead to an almost immediate improvement in children’s energy levels and mood.
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Emphasise the need to wear masks, wash hands regularly and avoid close contact with those who are sick. This should protect them from picking up infections.
Steps to prevent viral infections
- Maintain social distance
- Use protective masks
- Frequently wash hands with soap and water
- Avoid crowded places
- Have a well-balanced diet
- Stay hydrated with adequate amounts of water
- Sleep for six to eight hours daily
- Take the flu shot
Research proves that we can derive enormous benefits from Yoga. By building a practice that includes self-awareness, meditation, breath control and powerful Yoga asanas (physical postures), we are guaranteed relief from various physical and mental conditions. Yoga encourages one to relax, slow one’s breath and focus on the present.
Pratimoksha Enlighten Yoga Center offers Yoga classes in Dubai that combine therapeutic exercises with Yogic postures, resulting in all-round physical and mental wellbeing. Call @ 050-395-5613 or write to [email protected] to find out about how Yoga can benefit you.