WHY YOU SHOULD GET OUTSIDE (but practice Social Distancing)
GET OUTSIDE (but practice social distancing)
In the 1918 influenza pandemic, it was discovered that those patients who spent lengthy periods outside or were on hospital wards with all windows open all the time, day and night, recovered far more quickly.
There were 2 reasons for this:
1. Sunlight helps the body produce Vitamin D. Vitamin D boosts the immune system and helps us heal faster.
2. Fresh air fights infection. It’s like a natural disinfectant. When we are cooped up in overheated recycled air we are constantly re-inhaling each other’s contagions.
We are fortunate that we are coming into Spring and hopefully the better weather so if you have an outdoor space such as a garden or balcony – GO OUTSIDE. Try to spend AT LEAST 10 – 15 minutes per day in the fresh air.
If you don’t have any outside space or aren’t physically mobile and able to go outdoors then open your windows and doors and give your house a good “airing” AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK (but preferably more often). Also, try sleeping with a window open a crack at night.