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How Long Does SARS-CoV-2 Last on Surfaces? What We Know COVID-19

It’s on everybody’s mind, to some extent, right now. If a surface is contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2virus, how long does it pose a risk of infection? The virus is thought to mainly spread through respiratory droplets. These are produced in a cloud when a person coughs or sneezes, or even talks. Some potentially-virus-laden droplets might end up getting breathed in by other people in the vicinity. But many of them end up landing on objects like door handles or water faucets.
 When that happens, infectious disease experts refer to that door handle as a fomite. And if a person then touches the fomite while the virus is still infectious, they can then spread it to new surfaces, or actually infect themselves. Fomites aren’t just for viruses -- any type of pathogen can create fomites -- but we’re talking about viruses… obvious reasons. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus particles don't last forever -- or even all that long. Eventually, the protein coat that allows the virus to actu…

10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

  1. 1 Eat a variety of foods
  2. 2 Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates
  3. 3 Replace saturated with unsaturated fat
  4. 4 Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables
  5. 5 Reduce salt and sugar intake
  6. 6 Eat regularly, control the portion size
  7. 7 Drink plenty of fluids
  8. 8 Maintain a healthy body weight
  9. 9 Get on the move, make it a habit!
  10. 10 Start now! And keep changing gradually.

1. Eat a variety of foods

For good health, we'd like quite 40 different nutrients, and no single food can supply all of them . it's not a few single meal, it's a few balanced food choice over time which will make a difference!

A high-fat lunch might be followed by a low-fat dinner.

After a large  meat portion at dinner, perhaps fish should be subsequent day’s choice?

2. Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates

About half the calories in our diet should come from foods rich in carbohydrates, like cereals, rice, pasta, potatoes, and bread. it's an honest idea to incorporate a minimum of one among these at every meal. Wholegrain foods, like wholegrain bread, pasta, and cereals, will increase our fibre intake.

3. Replace saturated with unsaturated fat

Fats are important permanently health and proper functioning of the body. However, an excessive amount of of it can negatively affect our weight and cardiovascular health. Different sorts of fats have different health effects, and a few of those tips could help us keep the balance right:

We should limit the consumption of total and saturated fats (often coming from foods of animal origin), and completely avoid trans fats; reading the labels helps to spot the sources.

Eating fish 2-3 times every week , with a minimum of one serving of oily fish, will contribute to our right intake of unsaturated fats.

When cooking, we should always boil, steam or bake, instead of frying, remove the fatty a part of meat, use vegetable oils.

4. Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are among the foremost important foods for giving us enough vitamins, minerals and fibre. we should always attempt to erode least 5 servings each day . for instance , a glass of fresh fruit crush at breakfast, perhaps an apple and a bit of watermelon as snacks, and an honest portion of various vegetables at each meal.

5. Reduce salt and sugar intake

A high salt intake may result in high vital sign , and increase the danger of disorder . There are alternative ways to scale back salt within the diet:

When shopping, we could choose products with lower sodium content.
When cooking, salt are often substituted with spices, increasing the variability of flavors and tastes.
When eating, it helps to not have salt at the table, or a minimum of to not add salt before tasting.

Sugar provides sweetness and a beautiful taste, but sugary foods and drinks are rich in energy, and are best enjoyed carefully , as an occasional treat. We could use fruits instead, even to sweeten our foods and drink.

6. Eat regularly, control the portion size
Eating a variety of foods, regularly, and in the right amounts is the best formula for a healthy diet.
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in helpless overeating. Snacking between meals can help control hunger, but snacking should not replace proper meals. For snacks, we could choose yogurt, a handful of fresh or dried fruits or vegetables (like carrot sticks), unsalted nuts, or perhaps some bread with cheese.
Paying attention to portion size will help us not to consume too much calories, and will allow us to eat all the foods we enjoy, without having to eliminate any.
  • Cooking the right amount makes it easier to not overeat.
  • Some reasonable serving sizes are: 100 g of meat; one medium piece of fruit; half a cup of raw pasta.
  • Using smaller plates helps with smaller servings.
  • Packaged foods, with calorie values on the pack, could aid portion control.
  • If eating out, we could share a portion with a friend.
  • 7. Drink plenty of fluids

  • Adults need to drink at least 1.5 litres of fluid a day! Or more if it's very hot or they are physically active. Water is the best source, of course, and we can use tap or mineral water, sparkling or non-sparkling, plain or flavored. Fruit juices, tea, soft drinks, milk and other drinks, can all be okay - from time to time.\
  • 8. Maintain a healthy body weight

  • The right weight for each us depends on factors like our gender, height, age, and genes. Being affected by obesity and overweight increases the risks of a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer.
    Excess body fat comes from eating more than we need. The extra calories can come from any caloric nutrient - protein, fat, carbohydrate, or alcohol, but fat is the most concentrated source of energy. Physical activity helps us spend the energy, and makes us feel good. The message is reasonably simple: if we are gaining weight, we need to eat less and be more active!
  • 9. Get on the move, make it a habit!

    Physical activity is important for people of all weight ranges and health conditions. It helps us burn off the extra calories, it is good for the heart and circulatory system, it maintains or increases our muscle mass, it helps us focus, and improves overall health well-being. We don't have to be top athletes to get on the move! 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity is advised, and it can easily become part of our daily routine. We all could:
    • use the stairs instead of the elevator,
    • go for a walk during lunch breaks (and stretch in our offices in between)
    • make time for a family weekend activity

    10. Start now! And keep changing gradually.

    Gradual changes in our lifestyle are easier to maintain than major changes introduced all at once. For three days, we could write down the foods and drinks we consume throughout the day, and make a note of the amount of movement we made. It won’t be difficult to spot where we could improve:
    • Skipping breakfast? A small bowl of muesli, a piece of bread or fruit, could help slowly introduce it into our routine
    • Too few fruits and vegetables? To start with, we can introduce one extra piece a day.
    • Favorite foods high in fat? Eliminating them abruptly could fire back, and make us return to the old habits. We can choose low fat options instead, eat them less frequently, and in smaller portions.
    • Too little activity? Using the stairs daily could be a great first move.

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