COVID 19 pandemic has made our experience what most of us could have never imagined. Words like Lockdown, Quarantine, and Isolation made top ranking in the list of our dictionary. As everything was new, with limited information available, awareness has been the key to safety and survival. Though Coronavirus has brought complexity to our life the positive sides of COVID-19 are making our life protected from many diseases.
COVID19 pandemic has taught us how important is hygiene in our lives. People hardly bothered whether it was about sharing a drink with a close friend or family member or walking freely or touching things in public places.
Hygiene has been so important in life today that people are cautious about any exposure to people and the external environment. Washing and sanitizing hands more frequently has been mandatory activities people follow today. To break the chain of human transmission handshaking culture is shifting to NAMASTE.
Food items like groceries or fruits or vegetables are washed thoroughly before consumption. Delivery parcels, as well as things coming home from outside, have to be sanitized before stocking on the shelf. Whereas, this was rarely being practiced pre COVID-19 pandemic time.
Public places get sanitized regularly to avoid the spread of viruses. Knowingly or unknowingly we are protecting ourselves from many other diseases due to germs or bacteria or transmissions.
2. Eating Habits and Immunity
Of course, lockdown and restrictions in restaurants have impacted eating habits but protocol in restaurants can protect from the transmission of diseases including COVID 19.
Awareness about health and a healthy diet have changed today. One side situation has discouraged people from eating junk or unhealthy foods other side people are migrating towards immunity-boosting natural diet and herbs.
Maybe soon we can expect data that will justify the actual figure of sales drop for artificial or packed food products which are considered to be junk.
The change in eating habits may not be an immediate solution to COVID 19 but in the long term, people will not only get benefitted from it by getting immunity boosted but also live healthier and safe from other diseases. The article, “https://lookahead.in/all-you-need-to-know-to-fight-covid-19/” explains the ways to increase immunity and have a healthier life.
3. Living Healthy without Medicines
In ways to live healthy without medicines, many people are adopting yoga, pranayam, meditation, walking, and workouts. A strong body and a healthy mind are keys to living healthy without using medicines.
As data reveals COVID 19 is not life-threatening and has very less impact on healthy people even if they are infected with the virus. A healthy lifestyle in a long term will make people strong and immune to many diseases. The article, “https://lookahead.in/is-okinawa-diet-japanese-secret-to-live-long/” explains the ways to live healthily and have a long life.
4. Bye-Bye Bad Addictions
An addiction like smoking is considered to have a bad impact on the lungs and respiratory system which ultimately is bad for COVID 19 infection. While the study is underway it is believed that smokers are at higher risk of severity and death due to COVID 19. In the article, “https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/smoking-and-covid-19” WHO has briefed below.
“At the time of this review, the available evidence suggests that smoking is associated with increased severity of disease and death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Although likely related to severity, no evidence to quantify the risk to smokers of hospitalization with COVID-19 or of infection by SARS-CoV-2 was found in the peer-reviewed literature. Population-based studies are needed to address these questions.”
Many running out of stock during lockdown might have missed the smoking whereas awareness has made people quit or reduce the frequency of smoking. This may bring good results to smoker’s health. We are yet to see the complete analysis.
5. Being Self-Dependent
During the lockdown, many suffered as the government had to make a sudden announcement. People were not prepared to deal with it. Many lacked facilities like food, groceries, medicines, emergency services, etc. Later, the government announced “Aatmanirbhar Schemes” to counter the economic crisis and people’s suffering due to lockdown. This isn’t a small agenda as it is related to community, cities, states, or even country.
Just imagine, people who were totally dependent on servants or outside services for basic needs like food and cleaning how difficult it would have been to manage during the lockdown without these services. Isn’t it self-dependent to be able to manage these on your own?
On a bigger note, the country should be self-dependent by having its own production and supply, states should be self-dependent of local production and supply, every area should have availability and accessibility of people’s needs, families should be self-dependent on the source of income and necessary facilities.
People losing jobs during this pandemic has one of the biggest problems across many industries. However, this has made people think of their own startups with small investments. As a result, many new and innovative startups have germinated, farmers are innovating agriculture and farming business. While it may take time for a big population to self-dependent it may be a good transformation for the future.
While nobody could imagine the pandemic, the situation has taught many of us to think and prepare ourselves with better arrangements to face such situations.
6. Pollution Level at Low
While humans suffered during lockdown due to COVID 19 Pandemic nature and other living creatures enjoyed the freedom. The atmosphere flourished as the pollution went to almost zero. Air, water, and soil reserved their time to heal and purify themselves.
Our rules and regulations and all experiments to control pollution are totally failed for years. Lockdown of few weeks compelled us to stay at home, resulting in not only controlling pollution but also help the ozone hole has healed. In short, for centuries we humans are responsible for ecological imbalance but lockdown during COVID19 has given our planet the chance to heal up by itself. The air quality now we can feel more hygienic and better in quality.
The government made many efforts to clean river water and invested a huge amount of money in filtering and purifying the same but very few results were seen. COVID 19 holds Industrial smoke and vehicle pollution which not only started cleaning the air, water, and other natural resources, including the clear visibility in the atmosphere.
Although COVID 19 Pandemic has been deadly it has played a positive part in our lives which leads us to live hygienic and healthy lives. Please also read the article “All You Need to Know to Fight COVID-19“
Hope this article brings positivity to your life in spite of struggles due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please write your feedback in the below comment section.