Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Support Yourself.

Tips for keeping yourself physically and mentally healthy.

Care For Your Body.

Eat well-balanced meals. This means lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein—and a limited amount of sugar, salt, and red meat.

Stay hydrated. Drink water with every meal, in between each meal, and when you work out.

Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Walking counts.

Make sure to sleep. Try to get seven to nine hours if possible.

Don’t drink too much caffeine. It can lead to anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and headaches.

Look After Your Mental Health.

Practice mindfulness, which can help you stay calm.

It’s important to unplug. Take short timeouts during the day to recharge. Schedule longer breaks for fun or relaxing activities.

Stimulate your brain. Do something that excites you. Read a book, do a puzzle, or paint a picture.

Exercise, stretch, or take walks outside. Movement can raise your level of endorphins, the chemicals that promote a positive mindset.

Start a gratitude journal. Take time to acknowledge the little things that make you happy.

Talk to people you trust about how you are feeling. Sharing your thoughts and concerns with others can help you feel less alone.

Your physical and mental health are connected. Don’t forget to care for your body.

What To Do If You Get Sick?

Monitor your symptoms. If they get worse, contact your doctor immediately.

Do your best to stay away from your other household members, including pets.

Designate a room for your use only. Ideally use your own bathroom, too.

Wash your hands frequently.

If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Discard the tissue and immediately wash your hands.

Avoid sharing personal items such as dishes, towels, and bedding with other people in your house.

Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces often.

Wash laundry frequently.

Have a household member or friend run errands for you like picking up groceries or prescriptions.

Wear a mask if you have to be around other people. If you can’t find a mask, create one from a garment like a scarf or handkerchief. If you can’t wear a mask because of difficulty breathing, make sure caregivers wear one around you.

You can leave your house to receive medical care, but don’t take the bus, subway, or taxi.