On a day like this I realize once more how beautiful our world is. We sometimes complain about a cold, hay fever or back pain. In the end, it often resolves itself. We visit parties, go shopping, spend quality time with our family, enjoy working and we get good exercise. Actually we have nothing to complain about. It should be normal anyway:
– Helping someone who needs help.
– That you wash your hands when you start working with food, when your hands are dirty or when you have been to the toilet.
– That you keep an appropriate distance from the people around you.
– That you show respect for other people.
Unfortunately, we don’t. Not all of us wash our hands when working with food. We don’t wash our hands when we have worked and when we get off the toilet most of us forget. Even wiping the toilet seat is a NOT DONE for many. Last week I went shopping for a workshop. I was in the supermarket at 8:20 am it seemed like war. People pushed each other to get toilet paper, the bags of rice were pulled open on the floor, the freezer with chips and snacks was almost empty, and the eggs and milk had run out. Had I missed something? Was there war or … Now you only see what the coronavirus does to us. When we all have to join hands, almost everyone thinks ‘me first’. I’m ashamed. There is sufficient stock in the world where we live. There is always a shop open and there is always some food to prepare. When I see the news and read that the people who work in healthcare are standing in front of empty shelves in the store and have to settle for a frozen meal and use the napkins or handkerchiefs as toilet paper, I think to myself ‘what is wrong with us?’.
What can you do now
We actually have to go back in time. In the old days… (here I go again) we went to the doctor to stay healthy. Now we go to the doctor to get better. So you have to make sure you don’t get sick. Because if you take vitamin C when you are sick, it does not work.
My parents taught me to help older people. That I have to open the door for others and that I have to present my seat in public transport to people who find it difficult to stand. That’s where it starts again. Take care of yourself but also of the people around you. Help each other where necessary. For example, make a small meal for a senior who is alone. Or do some shopping for the needy or walk the dog from the neighbours. It is not too much to ask for, it is human.
Let’s have a look at what we eat. We can improve there.
If you adjust your diet, not only now because of the corona virus but also for your vitality in general, then it is good to get enough vitamins and minerals. Eat fiber and eat as pure as possible.
Take a look at my Facebook, on which I put daily tips, tricks and recipes that give you a helping hand.
André Mostard is a sports nutrition coach and has been active in the sports world for more than 30 years. André regularly writes a blog for ODS with practical tips to make you feel good! Sportvoedingscoach André Mostard