• Susan Lau

The New Normal Part 4: Health

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

How we all view health has surely changed worldwide. Preventive measures like wearing a mask, frequent handwashing, and social distancing have become the new norm.

Now, more than ever, health is wealth, and 'not catching Covid-19' is at the forefront of most of our minds. Being at the peak of health has become an important preventive measure too.

Keeping yourself adequately hydrated, increasing your intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in general (not processed food!), exercising regularly, and keeping stress levels low are tried and true ways to preserve your health.

In addition to this, it is best to stay on top of your health stats as well. Getting a simple blood test would show your cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure.

Now here's the dilemma: how safe is it to get a blood test and should you delay any visit to the doctor?

We're in no way qualified to advise anyone on what they should do medically, but it is important to note that healthcare providers are well-versed on the SOPs and that medical issues shouldn't be delayed. If you're feeling unwell, please do see a healthcare professional before it gets worse!

Gyms are also slowly starting to open up with strict guidelines on what to do and limiting the number of patrons working out. Some have set up a system where gymgoers will have to book slots before going as a form of crowd control and social distancing.

Nevertheless, not just during a pandemic, your health is and should always be a priority. Have you been buffing up your immune system lately? What are your thoughts on the #newnormal when it comes to the gym; have you gone to work out recently?

See The New Normal Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here.


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