Updated: Mar 18, 2020
The coronavirus has dominated the news media over the past few weeks. This raises many questions about what you should do to stay healthy. First and foremost, follow the recommendations of the CDC and local agencies, which are changing frequently. Be aware of changes happening around you to keep the spread of the virus to a minimum but don't obsess over watching the news which can evoke anxiety. Spend quality time with loved ones in your home. Enjoy this time where our ever busy lives are slowed down temporarily. Take time to rest, read a book, work a puzzle to decrease your stress level. Make wise choices of what your feed your body. During stressful times, people are less likely to grab fresh fruits and vegetables but that is exactly what your body needs to have a healthy immune system. Lastly, go outside and enjoy nature- hike, mountain bike, sit by a river and read. If the weather is warm open the windows in your home to allow fresh air in which is helpful for your immune system. Call an elderly neighbor and see if you can help them in any way. I hope and pray this pandemic ends soon. Take time daily to pray for our country, health care and emergency service workers and leaders in your community.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”