Tuesday March 31, 2020

Focus on Your Fitness While Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus

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Know ways to to combat the unforeseen attack by coronavirus and keep your fitness journey on. Pixabay

While you were busy binging during the winter festival months, you didn’t quite account for the coronavirus outbreak and how it would dampen your fitness plans. Read more to know further on how to combat the unforeseen attack and keep your fitness journey on.

The advisory released in public interest for all gyms/ fitness & yoga centres to strengthen the fight against coronavirus are being circulated across all cities to ensure that exercise facilities are extra cautious and adhere to proper sanitizing and cleanliness norms.

The impact of coronavirus has had a drastic impact on several sectors in the globally, including the fitness sector, which has seen a massive drop in terms of individual participation.

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The advisory released in public interest for all gyms/ fitness & yoga centres to strengthen the fight against coronavirus are being circulated across all cities to ensure that exercise facilities are extra cautious. Pixabay

Speaking about the guidelines, Mr. Tahsin Zahid, Chief Operating Officer, SPEFL said, “exercise facilities need to be extra careful as these are the places for group gatherings and can act as a multiplier area, so it becomes imperative for gyms and fitness centers to help the government in controlling the spread of the virus. This does not mean people stop exercising, in fact people shall do more exercises as it will help boost the immunity which can be helpful.”

He further says, “Personal hygiene is the best preventive measure to avoid any chances of getting infected by coronavirus. Even the exercise facilities should adhere to basic hygiene systems like Gym Machine Sanitization, Accessibility of Hand Sanitizers in the Gym, separate personal towels for each individual and regular disinfecting of washrooms and lockers.” Mr. Tahsin Zahid added.

Precautions for proprietors:

1. Ensure the gym premises, weight machines, free weights, shower cubicles and changing rooms are sanitize during sessions

2. Hand sanitization stations should be accessible and functions

3 Washrooms and lockers should be disinfected throughout the day

4. Users should be made aware of personal hygiene practices

Precautions for fitness enthusiast:

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The impact of coronavirus has had a drastic impact on several sectors in the globally, including the fitness sector, which has seen a massive drop in terms of individual participation. Pixabay

1. Use personal towels and not gym provided ones

2. Cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing with a disposable tissue

3. Don’t touch your face, mouth or try and wipe sweat without sanitizing or washing your hands

4. Don’t attend sessions, group or personal, if you are feeling sick

5. Wear a mask for group classes and in packed gyms

6. Don’t share personal items like bags, bottles etc

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Finally, don’t let coronavirus come in the way of your fitness routine as fitness will help keep your stamina up and to boost your immunity.
So flex away! (IANS)

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Cancer Patients Work Together to Make Surgical Masks in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Cancer Patients Make Face Masks to Fight COVID-19

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A group of cancer patients in Kyrgyzstan is working to meet the demand for protective surgical masks while earning funds to help pay for their treatments. Pixabay

A group of cancer patients in Kyrgyzstan is working to meet the demand for protective surgical masks while earning funds to help pay for their treatments.

The group is organized by an association known as “Together for Life,” established in July 2019. Originally, the group made handbags and purses as a kind of therapy, as well as financial aid for women overcoming cancer.

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But once the demand for masks increased, the president of the group, Aigul Kydyrmysheva, told The Associated Press that they received permission from the Ministry of Health to switch to making the protective gear.

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Members of a public association, which comprises people suffering from various types of cancer, produce medical masks, which are widely used as a preventive measure against the coronavirus outbreak, in a sewing workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. VOA

Kydyrmysheva said they market their products through social media and that while bigger factories can produce masks faster, many customers have turned to them, understanding that their profits go to a good cause.

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The group works nearly round-the-clock, making as many as 1,000 masks a day, which earns them about $2,500 a month. In turn, they have been able to allocate about $770 a month to offset cancer treatment drugs. (VOA)