At Home Health Tips

Now that the rose-colored glasses are off, these at-home survival tips for self-preservation are our best defense. The true measure is what we do with the truth and how we react. Herewith, some ideas to stay strong while you stay home.

In the words of our great New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, “Love wins”. So, stay positive and strong while at home with your loved ones. 

Be sure to drink hot liquids. Gargle with an antiseptic in warm water, like vinegar, salt or lemon everyday. The virus attaches to hair and clothes, so be mindful to shower immediately after returning home, and wipe down all metallic surfaces diligently. Don’t smoke or vape and eat lots of vegetables, especially those rich in Vitamin C and Zinc. Most importantly, make sure to wash your hands with a foaming soap every 20 minutes for 20 seconds. 

Here is what else we suggest:

KILL THE GERMS

Purist editor Cristina Cuomo loves PlaneAire, a pocket-sized surface and air purifying mist made from six 100% organic essential oils, with powerful antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral properties. This science-backed, laboratory-proven mist eliminates over 99.99% of surface bacteria. When at home, spray the quick-drying solution on door handles, light switches, mail, packages and even your hands to remove harmful germs.

TRAIN AT HOME

Maintaining a dedicated fitness regimen can preserve our physical and emotional wellbeing during these tough times. Pair Technogym’s free one-to-one personal training app—available March 23—with their sleek equipment, like the SkillbikeSkillrowMyRunKinesis, and Wellness Ball for an exhilarating workout experience.

ORDER FRUIT OF THE SEA TO YOUR DOOR

Oyster harvesting is one of the most sustainable forms of protein production. West Robins Oyster Company brings fresh, local oysters from their farm to your doorstep, less than six hours from harvest. With delivery available from East Quogue to Montauk, West Robins’ oysters are perfect for both everyday meals and special occasions. Oysters are packed with high-quality, clean protein and immune boosting vitamins like zinc, B12, Vitamin D and selenium. Call 631.292.0260 to place your first order.  

MEDITATE WITH YOUR KIDS

It is more important than ever to be mindful of your child’s emotional wellbeing. Click here to learn simple, kid-friendly meditation techniques to curtail screen time, reduce stress and cultivate self-regulation.

CONNECT WITH THE EARTH

Growing and eating fresh food is the best way to stay grounded and get nutrients. Hamptons based Ocean To Earth Gardens offers beautiful organic and edible landscape designs—like raised bed gardens and a farm-to-door Community Supported Agriculture program: delivering fresh harvested seasonal produce like spinach, basil, sweet peas and radish. Sign up to get fresh delivered produce to your door beginning in May.

SLEEP BETTER

Practicing good sleep hygiene is essential for strong immune health. HereDonna D’Cruz shares ways to cultivate a healthy bedtime routine, and invites us to use her “Sleep Beditations” playlist, available on Spotify and Apple Music.

SUBSCRIBE TO CHEF’S SPECIALS IN THE HAMPTONS

Clean food is your body’s best defense against disease, and Honest Plate’s locally sourced, Whole 30 compliant meals bring vitamin-packed deliciousness straight to your door. Click here to order a full week of immune boosting dishes, including wild-caught swordfish, zucchini, mint & spinach soup, and ginger turmeric smoothies before 10PM Friday for Monday delivery. Meals start at just $10 and kids meals are also available. Email eat@honestplate.com to get this week’s menu.

GET SOME FRESH AIR

Spending more time at home can prevent the spread of disease, but poor indoor air quality may be compromising your respiratory health. Read tips here from ENT specialist Erin McGintee, M.D. on eliminating harmful home pollutants, like formaldehyde, mold and ozone.

COOK SOME COMFORT FOOD

Chef Adam Kenworthy shows how easy it can be to whip up healthy veggie tacos, without sacrificing flavor. Best of all: you can use whatever veggies you have in the fridge. Click here to read Adam’s chef profile and taco recipe. 

GO NON TOXIC BEAUTY

Recommit to your favorite self-care rituals, like taking a bath. ONDA can deliver clean beauty straight to your door. Click here to discover co-founder Naomi Watts’ favorites from ONDA’s line, which include all natural serums, cleansers, and exfoliators.

LIGHTEN UP

It may be tempting to stay glued to your smartphone during this concerning time, but overexposure to blue light can lead to circadian disruption and eye strain. Click here for helpful ways to manage blue light intake and combat melatonin suppression.

SHIELD YOUR SKIN

The body’s stress responses often manifest through our skin. Use One Ocean Beauty’s marine collagen capsules—packed with sustainably sourced essential fatty acids—in tandem with your daily supplements to combat inflammation and irritation.

PITCH IN

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”—Fred Rogers

Be a helper by donating to these organizations providing food and healthcare during the Coronavirus pandemic:

City Harvest is mobilizing to help meet the needs of children and families who rely on free school meals and will deliver food across all five boroughs in NYC.

Meals on Wheels is working diligently to provide meals to elderly populations across the US.

The CDC Foundation uses donations to supplement state and federal funding for vulnerable populations in the US and worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to provide supplies to first responders and accelerate the development of vaccines, treatments and diagnostics.

 Heart to Heart International provides medication and equipment to medical teams across the world.

KNOW THE STATS AND GET TESTED

Equip yourself with the knowledge to stay safe. Here’s what we know about how the virus spreads, from a study conducted by The New England Journal of Medicine: 

-The Corona Virus can live in the air for 3 hours, on copper for 4, on cardboard for 24 hours and on stainless steel and polypropylene plastic for up to 3 days. 

-The Journal of Hospital Infection found that high temperatures decreased the virus’ lifespan on metal by half. High humidity creates moisture particles in the air, making it difficult for the viral droplets to spread between people. 

Enter your zip code here to find your nearest COVID-19 test site.