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COVID 19 and Venturing Out

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Indeed COVID 19 made the world stand still in many respects. Many states and many countries started opening back up again a few months ago. The United States was among many. Unlike many other ‘developed’ nations the United States remains the leader in COVID 19 cases. We would like to think of ourselves as global leaders, however, this is not quit what was meant by that. Some were eager to re open as closing contributed to the economic hardship of many and caused several businesses large and small to close their doors for good. Nonetheless, venturing out has not been easy as states all over, such as Florida, continue to struggle with spikes in COVID 19 cases. Many states as Governor Northam said, were left to fight a biological war by themselves. Indeed, states were left without a true and clear national COVID 19 plan.

For the most part, we stay home as much as we can. We wear our masks and practice social distancing among other precautions. We have begun to venture out slowly to some of our old routines. In the spirit of good health: the gym is one of them. We first visited our old gym, re toured the facility, and reviewed their COVID 19 health measures. We mapped out our return and exercise plan. After asking a few follow up questions and getting a lay of the ‘new’ land so to speak we started back our old exercise regimen and have begun to work on our physical fitness again: what we believe is one of the 3 pillars of overall health (exercise, health (being disease free) and diet.

Have you begin to venture out? What do you do to stay safe from COVID 19? Will you take the vaccine when it comes out? Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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COVID Wise App

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On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Governor Ralph Northam announced the COVID Wise App, which can be found in Play Store and should also be found in Apple Store. Northam clearly stated that the app does not collect your data but you can voluntarily submit your data, we believe anonymously via the app. The purpose of the app is to inform you if you have been in proximity to someone who is COVID 19 positive. As governors across the US grapple with mixed messaging from our nations capital, they have been seeking solutions to combat what some have called a biological war. This is Virginia’s tool to combat the war on COVID 19. We encourage you to learn more about the app and to share your experience with the community.

Indeed the whole world is all in this together. Let us pull together. This app may not be available in your state however a comparable app maybe available. Contact your local authorities to discover what they are doing to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Authorities are also encouraging people to get tested for COVID 19. In Norfolk, VA, USA you can click this link to learn more about free COVID 19 testing. During these times we wish you and yours the best of health. There are other preventative measures one can take. Some doctors have reccomended taking vitamins and herbs (such as echniaeca as we learned here at Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook) that can build the immune system to increase one’s body ability to fight off disease.

Many healthy people have contracted this disease. There is still much to learn about this disease. We hope these resources are helpful to you and arm you, your friends, family and colleagues during these times. Remember to share your experience with COVID wise with the community here. How has this article helped you and yours? How has COVID 19 impacted your and yours? How have you and yours responded to COVID 19? Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Corona: Healthy is the New Normal

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As a state official stated, Corona brought everything to a screeching halt with in a matter of weeks. Having spent the last several weeks at home and some not able to work, many people are eager to see things get back to normal and to get back to work. Social distancing has heighten the importance of our connection to those people we consider friends and family as well as those we associate with on nearly a daily basis. All of us across the globe have suffered similar issues together. Loved ones on the front lines and those lost alone in hospitals to die without a final proper burial. No single event in modern history has been more galvanizing than Corona. As many of us are eager to get back to normal, we are revealed to see things opening back up slowly but surely. We are reminded and cautioned by leaders such as Governor Northam and T.D. Jakes that Corona is still indeed with us. We have simply slowed the spread of it. So as we begin to venture back out into our communities and return to work, we must be reminded that Corona is without a cure and remains in our midst.

Some of the hardest hit communities have been the elderly, African American and Hispanic communities. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) stated that 30 % of the African American population are Corona patients while they make up only 13% of the US population. There are many factors that contribute to these numbers. Population density is one. That can include a densely populated home or an urban environment that tends to be densely populated. Lack of paid sick leave and insurance is another factor the CDC is saying contributes to these numbers. Preexisting health conditions or concerns is another contributing factor and is why we write to you today. While we are passionate about gardening and cooking, it is because doing these things properly can lead to good health. With Corona in our midst and a matter of good practice, being healthy has become the new normal. Get hit hard by a pandemic and you will begin to refocus your health goals and what is important in life. As we can see from the CDC statistics being in good health is one way to combat Corona.

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  • Do an honest assessment of your current state of health
  • Do everything possible to be as healthy as possible that includes eating right (a diet appropriate to your specific needs)
  • Stay informed and follow the guidelines of each re opening phase
  • If you do not know where to get correct information, start with the CDC

This gives us pause to think critically about the social economical issues that minority populations face daily. The CDC numbers are alarming and illuminating to social economic issues which can neither be ignored nor accepted. How has Corona impacted you and your loved ones? What will you do differently since Corona? What re 3 things you will do today to improve your health? What questions do you have about the foods you consume daily? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. You are at the center of our thoughts and prayers.

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