Through the months of lockdown, I have had plenty of time to reflect on the treasures of life. No matter which way I look at it, good health is indeed the biggest blessing I could ask for.
The world is slowly opening up after lockdown, and I have been most concerned about my husband’s well-being as he has returned to work. However, a few practical actions have helped us to #RestartRight, and they will provide comfort to you as well. I recommend following these five simple steps to insure your health in the new normal in India:
- CHOOSE THE IL TAKE CARE APP FOR INSURANCE OFFERS AIMED AT THE NEW WORLD
Though always important, health insurance is now absolutely essential. There are a few necessities to keep in mind when looking for the correct insurance policy in this day and age. The ICICI Lombard Take Care app brings insurance offers for the new world, and is the most comprehensive one-stop solution for every insurance need. In addition to scouting for the best health insurance policy, you can tele-consult doctors, book appointments online, receive second opinions from multiple health experts and maintain health records in one place.
- KEEP AN OXIMETER AT HOME
Research and on-ground experience* have shown the best way to test the severity of your symptoms is through a pulse oximeter machine. This unassuming device is used by pulmonologists to check the oxygen levels in a patient’s body. Oxygen levels are considered normal between 88-95%, but anything less than that indicates hypoxia, for which the patient requires immediate hospitalisation and treatment. It is essential to keep an oximeter at home for easy access.
- USE HOME REMEDIES AS PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Home remedies have been used to prevent diseases since times immemorial. Heed your grandmother’s advice and build your immunity by consuming traditional medicinal herbs like turmeric, ginger, black pepper and cinnamon or by drinking home-made ‘kadha’ every day.
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- MAKE MILD EXERCISE A DAILY HABIT
Yoga and pranayama or a brisk walk should be part of your daily routine, as a further step to building immunity. A fit and healthy body is less likely to catch disease**. In fact, regular exercise has been proved to boost one’s mental health as well***. Exercise, even if a small amount, contributes greatly to your overall well-being.
5. MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING IN EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE
You are bound to come in contact with numerous people now that life is inching toward normalcy. However, you must not let go of the simple practices you have been observing since the lockdown began. Keep washing/sanitising your hands and maintain social distance among co-workers or other people in your vicinity. Avoid social engagements and places of religious worship, as far as possible.
Insuring your health in the new normal in India, is easily achievable if you are prudent and well-prepared. Adopt these easy steps for your own peace of mind and the continued good health of your family. These five simple steps will surely help you to #RestartRight.
*As mentioned in The Print on May 9, 2020, accessed on July 30, 2020 (https://theprint.in/health/why-the-small-pulse-oximeter-is-becoming-a-major-tool-for-doctors-in-covid-19-crisis/414646/)
** As mentioned in Journal of Sport and Health Science, article titled “The Compelling Link Between Physical Activity and the Body’s Defense System” published in May 2019, accessed on July 30, 2020 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254618301005#!)
*** As mentioned in psychologytoday.com in article titled “How Your Mental Health Reaps the Benefits of Exercise”, published on March 22, 2018, accessed on July 30, 2020 (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-works-and-why/201803/how-your-mental-health-reaps-the-benefits-exercise)
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