January 3rd, 2021 — By: Curmari Lewis, Creator/ Personal Trainer
Covid- 19 is a new illness that may affect your lungs and airways, and is caused by a virus called coronavirus. According the World Health Organization, Coronavirus is an infectious disease and most people infected with Covid-19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Those with underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic disease are more likely to develop serious illness. It is Important to stay informed on what Coronavirus (Covid-19) is because the infectious disease has infected over 2.3 million people here in the United States. The best way to prevent and slow the spread is to be well informed about this virus. It is best to visit the CDC website for new and updated information, you can find information on covid-19 here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Throughout this short article you will find ways to slow the spread and stay safe from the coronavirus during this pandemic. At the end of this article you will find resources and locations where you can be tested, and hotlines you can reach out to if you or someone you know may be in a depressed state of mind. As a health coach, it is recommended to take care of your physical health just as much as your mental health. Especially when the majority of us been quarantined and following strict guidelines to keep others safe since March 2020. I hope you find this information helpful and useful. Taking care of your physical health is key to having a successful fitness routine and peaceful mind.
How to Slow the Spread
According to the CDC, and World Health Organization the best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to protect yourself and others from infection by social distancing, washing your hands, and reducing the amount of times you touch your face. Covid-19 is spread primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks close to you. It is important that you and loved one follow the recommended guidelines to slow the spread. As a health coach and fitness trainer, I believe in reducing the spread by following the local and state guidelines for Covid-19, so team wear a mask, practice social distancing, and slow the spread down. Our family, friends, and loved ones deserve more time with you! For more on how to slow the spread visit this link here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Young_Mitigation_recommendations_and_resources_toolkit_03_HS.pdf
How to Prevent Infection
Although no one is yet immune to Covid-19. You can prevent infection by following these 7 points recommended by the CDC.gov.
- Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large numbers and groups of people
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your mouth and nose also when sneezing or coughing
- Maintain distance with those coughing or sneezing at least 1 meter
- Stay home if you are sick or ill
- Refrain from smoking and other activities that may weaken the lungs
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
How Covid Can Effect You
Covid-19 affects people differently and can be vastly different then those we may know who have or had it. According to the World Health Organization most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization. The power in self care and social distancing can go a long way. I encourage those who may have symptoms to self quarantine and call a local nurse hotline with your health care provider. Here are nurse hotline numbers for health care provider Kaiser, IEHP, and 24/7 NurseLine.
Kaiser Nurses Line: (888) 688-2332
IEHP Nurses Line: (888) 244-4347
24/7 Nurses Line: 1-(800) 244-0336
Most common symptoms include: Fever, Dry Cough, Tiredness.
Less common symptoms include: Sore throat, aches and pains, diarrhea, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on skin or discoloration pf fingers or toes
Serious symptoms include: Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement.
As recommended by the CDC, seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms, and allows call before visiting your doctor or health facility. Individuals with mild symptoms and appear healthy it is recommended you stay at home and recover by social distancing. According to https://www.cdc.gov on average it takes 5-6 days from the time of infection for symptoms to show, but it can take up to 14 days. If you or someone you may know want to test for covid-19 here are some locations in Inland and Southern California that are currently testing.
Covid Testing Locations:
TotalCare– Eastvale: (951)-407-1460
Highland Community Pharmacy – 1470 E Highland Ave STE-A, San Bernardino: (909)-882-4127
D Street Medical Center– 590 N D St, San Bernardino: (909)-882-4127
Rancho Cucamonga VA Clinic– 8599 Haven Ave #102: (909) 946-5348
Advanced Urgent Care of Pasadena– (626) 304-0404
California State University, Los Angeles- 5151 State University Dr :(323)-343-3000
It is recommended to call before arriving to locations provided. Most locations require an appointment, so call and make sure you have one before arrival. -Stay Safe.
Resources along the road of 2021
Uncomfortably Fit is huge on providing and servicing you with the best resources possible. This article is intended to be shared beyond fitness and wellness. The information provided mainly came from the CDC and World Health organization. To find more information from those sites please follow these two links: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 & https://www.cdc.gov
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For those who may need support mentally or physically here are a few hotlines can benefit you or a loved one:
Free 24/7 Mental Health Clinic: (562)- 548-6565
Mental Health First (Counseling & Wellness): 323-284-6801
SAMHSA National Helpline (English & Spanish facing mental or substance disorders): 800-662-4357
Substance abuse Hotline: 877-321-2716
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
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