The world was hit by a storm called COVID-19, which has changed the way people make their life choices in 2020. These viral outbreaks happen all the time, though they tend to be more localized, such as the common flu outbreak. Fortunately, there are multiple things you can always do to ensure you stay healthy during these viral outbreaks.

Stay active

Since you're spending a lot of time at home, it's crucial to maintain - or establish - your exercise routine. Even if you don't work from home, the lockdown has probably forced you to spend more time sitting, which isn't good for your body. Just stretching from time to time is better than not exercising at all; you don't need to push yourself over the limit. So, find the type of exercise that helps you relieve the daily stress. If you're not quarantined, you can go for short walks in the sun, cycle, or even meditate.

Boost your immune system

While under stress, people tend to eat less healthy than they usually do. Processed food and sweets may lift your mood for a short period of time, but in the long run, they can do a lot of damage. This type of food contains a high amount of sodium, added sugar, and saturated fat, while you should be ensuring that your diet is rich in vitamins. To do this, opt for easy-to-cook meals that contain lots of fresh veggies. Moreover, to boost your immune system to the max, you can also take quality immunity supplements and vitamin D. Unfortunately, unless you spend a lot of time eating fish and sunbathing, your body probably won't get enough of it organically.

Follow the rules of social distancing

It's impossible to stay indoors at all times. Not everyone can work from home, nor can you order delivery for months. However, when you do leave your home, make sure to follow all the rules of social distancing. Don't hug people and shake hands — instead of that, you can do fist bumps. Also, stay 6 feet away from people who aren't members of your household. Wear a mask every time you're in a public building and make sure you throw away any used tissues.

Wash your hands

Regardless of where you've been and what you've touched, make sure to keep your hands sanitized at all times. You should never touch your face unless you're confident that your hands are clean. Viruses that cause viral outbreaks are spread by direct or indirect contact with infected people. Secretion droplets are invisible, but equally contagious as being close to the infected person. The best thing you can use is simple lukewarm water and soap. When you're in public and those aren't available, a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% of alcohol is your best option.

Stay safe at work

Due to the COVID-19, many people have switched to working remotely. However, for those who do not have that option, there are still things they can do to stay safe in the office. For example, most medical professionals recommend wearing a mask and washing hands after touching potentially contaminated surfaces, like door handles or vending machines. Of course, you should also avoid touching your face unless your hands have been properly sanitized. Moreover, you should still stick to the social distancing rules - avoid elevators if possible, and don't stay too long in crowded areas.

Staying healthy during a pandemic is not an easy thing to do, but there are a lot of different ways in which you can improve your odds. As mentioned, viral outbreaks such as the flu and COVID-19 are spread by secretion droplets. The less you move and the fewer people you see, the lower the chances of you getting infected by these types of viruses. Plus, maintaining a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements, and staying active, increases your odds of beating the virus even if you do get it.

Author's Bio: 

Luke is a fitness and health blogger at and a great fan of the gym and a healthy diet. He follows the trends in fitness, gym and healthy life and loves to share his knowledge through useful and informative articles.