Physical Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever. Here are some helpful tips of what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Protecting Yourself

  • Social distancing – the virus spreads person-to-person. The CDC estimates that 6 feet is a safe distance from someone who may be infected.
  • Wash your hands – This is still commonly considered as some of the easiest against the virus. Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet is important. For families in need, use this tool to find free meals near you.

 

Protecting Others

 

Know the Symptoms
Symptoms may not appear for up to two weeks. If you feel you may have been exposed, please exercise caution when considering leaving home.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

 

Know Who is at the Highest Risk
Take all of the above precautions not only helps you, but it helps those who you may come in contact with who have high risk factors.

  • Older Adults
  • People with underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, or lung diseases such as Asthma)

 

The Science of Laziness
It can feel good lounging around doing nothing… sometimes too good! Whether it’s to avoid work or escape physical activity, we’ve all had those days. But why are some people way lazier than others? Is there a couch-potato gene that causes lazy behavior? ASAP Science investigates the science of laziness. (about 3 ½ minutes) 

 

Sleep is Your Superpower
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body.