Students, as we enter into Winter, the climate has become drier, colder and our immune system has become relatively weaker. Combined with the air pollution and adverse weather conditions, bacteria and viruses have used the opportunity to enter our bodies. This is why Winter is a season when there is a high incidence of infection.
Although we cannot control factors such as the weather, natural disasters or diseases but there is much that can be gained from this incident. Finally, I would like to review our winter virus prevention measures with you.
Drink plenty of water but try to drink warm water instead of cold water. When drinks are taken out from the fridge, they are a burden on the gastrointestinal tract as the water absorbs a lot of energy from the body.
Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables from a balanced diet and take vitamin supplements. Avoid eating out as much as possible and avoid sharing water cups, chopsticks and other items with others.
Attention should be paid to our living environment. Windows and rooms need to be open every day to freshen the air. Avoid going to crowded places.
Be wise when exercising. Vigorous exercise should not be done within half an hour after the eating of meals. Excessive exercise will place undue burden on our intestines and stomach and cause gastrointestinal tract changes which may cause stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms. As the outdoor temperature now is low, the sweat let off from exercise may cause the contraction of colds and flus.
Be diligent with personal hygiene, shower often, wash hands carefully before and after meals, and follow the seven-step procedure to washing hands.
First step (inside): Wash your hands with running water, wet your hands, apply hand lotion (or soap), rub your hands together with the soap.
The second step (outside): Wash the gaps on the back of your fingers. Scrub using your hands, fingers and palms.
The third step (between): Wash the gaps between your fingers by rubbing your fingers between the gaps.
Step 4 (bow): Wash the back of the finger by bending the joints of each finger into a half-clenched fist. Put the back of the fingers on the palm of the other hand, scrub and exchange hands.
Step 5 (Big): Wash your thumb, hold your thumb in the other hand and rub the thumb then exchange.
Step 6 (vertical): Wash the fingertips and bend the joints of each finger by rubbing it in the palm of the other hand and then rotate.
Step 7 (wrist): Wash your wrists, rub your wrists and arms, and exchange your hands.