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Mumbai, June 24, 2020
To manage a healthy weight, many people went to the gym. A gym is a place where you sweat to get into the best shape of your life. Then coronavirus came and brought the world to its knees. As a precautionary measure, the government of various countries, including India, implemented lockdown all across the country. Every crowded place such as gyms, malls, offices, schools, and colleges were shut down. So, it was bad news for all those who people who looked to go to the gym.
Hopefully, after all this chaos ends, the gym will reopen again. But there are some precautions that you still need to take when you go back to the gym. Today we are going to talk about how you can stay safe while working out in the gym and why coronavirus health insurance is important during this chaotic time.
Stay Home During Peak Hour Of Gym
This is something hard to do, but if you get a chance or time, make sure you go to the gym when there are not many people working out. A study conducted in 2018 found that the risks of catching a contagious respiratory illness are higher during peak hours at the gym. That study was showing that the risk of influenza and tuberculosis is high. But coronavirus is also a respiratory illness, so make sure that you go for a workout when there are fewer people at the gym.
Bring Your Disinfectant Wipes
Wiping gym equipment before and after you use was already very common in many reputable gyms. But with this pandemic, people will be more curious. So, make sure when you go back to the gym, you bring your wipes which contain at least 60 percent alcohol or chlorine bleach. It is proven that coronavirus is very vulnerable when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting agents. Once you wipe gym equipment, wait for 30 seconds to one minute for it to air dry.
Wash Your Hand Frequently
This is nothing new that you must be hearing these days. Washing your hand for at least 20 seconds with soap or hand wash is recommended by the World Health Organisation. It is the hand where the virus first sits on and then via your hands it travels to your face. You can also sanitize your hand with alcohol-based sanitizers. Take a hand sanitizer to sanitize with you when you go to the gym and use it before you enter and after you leave the gym.
Stay Home If You’re Sick
If you are sick, it is advised for you to stay at home. this will help you recover and will also protect your friends at the gym. If you are mildly sick, you can work out from home also. Many gyms have started offering virtual online classes, and workouts videos, so that you can work out from home.
Why Do You Need Coronavirus Health Insurance?
If you already have health insurance plans, then you don’t need to buy a coronavirus specific health insurance. But if you don’t have a health plan, you should buy it from reputable insurers as it will provide you financial support in case of medical urgencies raised due to coronavirus.
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