BE WELL: 4 SUMMER RECREATION TIPS FOR BETTER HEALTH
Voluntary medical treatments are ideal for patients who are otherwise healthy.
From intravenous chelation therapy to ozone therapy, we take pride in offering various anti-aging services here at Colin Chan, M.D. & Associates. The benefits of these treatments can be truly rejuvenating.
The caveat is that these solutions are only available to those who don’t exhibit symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
So how can you stay safe in the midst of the global crisis? Our expert medical staff is here to help. Here are four health and safety tips that will offer protection while recreating during the pandemic this summer:
FIND A SECLUDED
WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC PLACES
Even if you do find a less crowded area to shop, dine, or recreate, you’ll want to keep a cloth face covering with you– and wear it if you’re anywhere near others outside your household.
Data from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) reveals that 33,000 deaths could be prevented between July and October 2020 if 80% if the population wear masks in public.
And with that, a word of advice from our medical team to you: Slow the curve, save lines, and reduce the risk of another shutdown by keeping a mask on hand at all times.
GOING SWIMMING? DON’T SHARE EQUIPMENT
Whether you’re visiting the pool, a waterpark, or the ocean, you and your family will want to avoid sharing toys and other supplies with those outside your household.
Googles, nose clips, surfboards, snorkels, kickboards, sandcastle equipment, and even pool “noodles” are just some examples of items you will want to keep to yourself.
If sharing is difficult, or you decide to rent certain items instead of bringing your own, aim to choose a vendor who disinfects and sanitizes their products after each use. Your group will want to wash and sanitize your hands regularly as well.
AVOID GROUP EVENTS AND GATHERINGS
Though you are welcome to leave your home to recreate this summer, safety is vital. This means you should limit all activities that involve close contact with people you don’t live with.
More specifically, we ask that you minimize gatherings where social distancing can’t be maintained. Spending time with loved ones is certainly possible, but it should be done with everyone’s health in mind– either virtually or with at the very least six feet between each person.