Corona virus is keeping us all isolated at our homes to avoid any risks of infection. Although quarantine is soothing for some people, others might have a really hard time coping with it and keeping their mind straight while avoiding the stresses that are accompanied with it, whether it is worrying about health, finances, and food supply. And what is the nemesis of such stress? Stress eating.
Here’s what you can do to maintain your health during this period, read on for more!
Making well balanced meals
Since now we have more time to spend at home, it is essential to prepare daily meals and unleash your inner chef potential while getting creative.
One of the things that you should focus on is ensuring that your meals have everything you need in a day from proteins, carbs, fats, and all nutrients. By doing so, your body will stay healthy and avoid deficiencies that can affect your body negatively.
Another important thing is, to prepare different meals for each day and include a wide variety of healthy food while spreading them out throughout the week to guarantee that you are getting what your body needs in a steady pace and not sticking to one type of food or meal. Get creative with your favorite food and tryout new recipes that you’ve been wanting to try all along.
Choosing the right snack
Snacking is one of the favorite parts of staying home. However, sometimes they can be unhealthy for you and cause problems. Keep in mind what you eat during the day and compliment your body needs with snacks.
Chips and candy are always fun and exciting to eat and enjoy while you are relaxing at home. Some other healthier snacks are also recommended in order to keep your health in check. Fruits are essential for your body, especially in this period of time where you need to build your immunity system and fight the viruses, they are rich in various vitamins that fight off viruses and bacteria as well as keeps your health in an optimum state to stay safe. So, make sure you include them in your daily snacks.
Another healthy snacks alternatives are nuts and seeds, as they a natural supply of essential fats, fibers, protein, and other minerals.
This is a great time to discover your hobbies or delve into the ones you’ve been ignoring so far. Read a book, draw a painting, play an instrument, or try something new to yourself all together.
By taking the time to do what you love or ever discovering your secret hobbies can be great for you in this period, where you can actually give enough energy to your hobbies and feel good about yourself.
Make a workout plan
Finally, one of the most vital thing that you can do at home is to workout. As it not only keeps your physical health in check, but also strengthens your immunity system. Gyms have been closed in order to avoid further risks of infection. What you can do about this is making your own workout plan that you can execute at home and work on your fitness. This can be done with different methods such as sport apps or online videos that provide you with a solid workout plan that you can easily do at home and make actual progress.
Moderna Vaccine Receives Emergency Use Authorization
Moderna Inc’s vaccine against coronavirus has received on Friday the emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making it the second vaccine to be registered.
The FDA made the announcement following a panel that was held for the agency with outside experts who endorsed the vaccine, and a week after the FDA’s authorization for Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE.
The vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech, which share the similar technology, have been on a massive nationwide rollout and been handed out to thousands of U.S. healthcare workers. Moderna is expected to follow the lead of those vaccines.
“With the availability of two vaccines now for the prevention of COVID-19, the FDA has taken another crucial step in the fight against this global pandemic that is causing vast numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States each day,” FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D, said in a statement.
“It is my hope that all Americans will protect themselves by getting vaccinated when the vaccine becomes available to them. That is how our country will begin to heal and move forward,” top U.S. infectious disease scientist Anthony Fauci said in a statement.
We hope that with vaccines underway that this nightmare can finally come to an end and that 2021 will bring us the new start we desperately need.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Chinese Vaccine Egypt Received
After receiving the first batch of Chinese Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Hala Zayed said that Egypt will be receiving the vaccine batches in succession and will provide it for free!
The free distribution of the vaccine is based on the directives of the president. The vaccine, according to both Egypt and UAE, is 85% effective and has gone through clinical trials in Egypt these past months, Minister Zayed was one of the volunteers who participated in the clinical trials.
Minister Hala Zayed along with Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang and acting Emirati Ambassador to Egypt Mariam Al-Kaabi, have supervised the arrival of the first batch at the Cairo International Airport. The batch came from the UAE and the minister’s remarks came afterwards.
The Chinese vaccine has so far secured an emergency approval of the World Health Organization, the Minister also added that Egypt has signed deal with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization to secure the provision of further vaccine doses.
Priority in distribution goes to the medical staff first, those working in isolation hospitals, chest and fever hospitals. Then to patients with cancer or kidney failures, the elderly and people with chronic diseases.
The vaccine is injected in the upper arm and is divided into two shots, given 21 days apart.
Egypt Set to Secure a Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines from COVAX
Egypt has applied to obtain the Covid-19 vaccines from COVAX, Health Minister Hala Zayed announced during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
According to the minister, Egypt has submitted an application to receive the vaccine from COVAX, it’s a scheme led by the GAVI alliance that aims at securing fair global access to the vaccine.
Zayed also added that an “extended” meeting with GAVI will take place, this was according to a statement released by the cabinet after the meeting said, further details have been provided.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has delegated Zayed and Finance Minister Mohamed Maait to implement the needed measures and take necessary steps with GAVI to secure 20 million-dose batch of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This amount will cover up to 20% of the country’s needs, and of course priority goes to medical staff and the elderly, according to previous remarks by Zayed.
Tuesday’s meeting unveiled the measures that the Health ministry has taken to confront the second wave of the virus, it included upgrading the infrastructure of 44 fever and chest hospitals and supplying them with 100 oxygen tanks.
Hospitals’ capacity also saw an increase by 7500 beds, 1500 intensive care beds, 325 ventilators, and 17 CT-scan machines, the statement added.
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