(Video Above) “The Dr. Oz Show” host Dr. Mehmet Oz gives tips for staying healthy during and outbreak of of coronavirus on Fox Business’s Mornings With Maria.
(Video Above) As many people wonder if they’re doing enough to stave off the coronavirus, the team at Inside Edition turned to Dr. Oz to get tips on staying healthy. Luckily, the doctor was ready with a handy “Coronavirus Survival Guide,” which pulls together all the best practices for keeping germs contained. It turns out that lifestyle choices like sleep and exercise can help fight the virus off, plus Dr. Oz demonstrates the proper technique for washing hands.
Dr Oz’s Coronavirus Survival Guide – See Clip 4
As the number of coronavirus cases grow in the U.S., everyone is asking: are we really prepared? Dr. Oz has the ultimate guide to the practical ways you can protect yourself and your family right now.
Speaking on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, Dr. Oz provided this coronavirus survival guide:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Disinfect surfaces by using disinfectant sprays instead of wipes, which can spread germs from one surface to another. It is advised to let the surface remain wet for three minutes prior to drying.
- Get at least seven hours of sleep a night.
- Exercise regularly, aiming for 30 minutes every other day.
- Improve your air quality by using a humidifier because viruses dislike humid air.
- When you are on an airplane, sit next to the window: “It’s better for you because that germ zone is that little limited area,” which includes the row before and after you, he noted. “The air that comes in from outside is actually pretty clean.”
- Meditate because that can support your immune system.
- Avoid handshakes. Dr. Oz said handshaking transfers 10 times more germs than fist-bumping, but he also discouraged fist-bumping. “A fist bump passes one-tenth the germs as a firm handshake,” Dr. Oz said on Monday. He encouraged people to “embrace the power of a good head nod.”
- Eliminate face touching.
- It is encouraged to have a two-week supply of essential items, including freezer-friendly food items and non-perishable foods, medications and household supplies, including toilet paper, soap and detergent.
- Eat foods and take vitamins that support the immune system. Eating leafy greens and fruits high in vitamins like citruses, blackberries, and kiwi provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals.
- Get the flu shot to avoid confusing seasonal flu with COVID-19.
- If you are sick, take 80 milligrams of zinc daily, 250 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily, 250 milligrams of beta-glucan daily and take elderberry syrup or lozenges four times a day for five days
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