Simple Precautions That Will Help You Avoid the Coronavirus at your Workplace

Let’s look at some of the Do’s to avoid the risk of Corona virus at your workplace

  1. Don’t go to work if you feel sick, and don’t let your employees come in either: Given concerns about the new illness and the fact that it’s flu season as well, you should make certain that your employees don’t come to work sick either. You might also review your paid time off or sick day policy to make sure employees never feel compelled to come in if they don’t feel well. They won’t be doing you any favors if they do.
  2. Wash your hands. A lot: People worry about catching viruses when other people cough or sneeze in their vicinity, and of course that is one way of contracting the flu and most likely the coronavirus as well. But it’s also alarmingly easy to catch the flu or another virus if you touch an object or surface that was touched by someone who was contagious any time over the previous 48 hours, especially if you then touch your nose or mouth. This is where frequent hand-washing comes in. The more often you wash your hands, the less likely you are to infect yourself if you’ve touched something that had virus on it, and to give any virus you may have to someone else. This is where frequent hand-washing comes in. The more often you wash your hands, the less likely you are to infect yourself if you’ve touched something that had virus on it, and to give any virus you may have to someone else.
  3. Unless you’re a health care worker or you have flu symptoms, don’t wear a mask: If you’re healthy, wearing a mask is unlikely to help you in most situations, especially if you don’t wear a new one each time you go out. On the other hand, masks have been shown to protect health care workers who may be exposed to the coronavirus and other illnesses in the course of their work. Because of panic over the new virus, some health officials are concerned about a shortage of masks for those health care workers who need them most — and if they get infected, the disease is likelier to spread. In other words, though it’s counterintuitive, wearing a mask when you don’t need one could actually increase your chances of getting the coronavirus, or another virus. If you’re coughing or sneezing, though, wearing a mask may prevent you from sharing your cold or flu with anyone else. In Asia, many people wear masks because it’s considered polite to do so if you have cold or flu symptoms.
  4. Give careful thought to your supply chain: Even if no one in your office gets sick, the coronavirus could be a headache for your business because dealing with the outbreak may interfere with China’s ability to be the manufacturing juggernaut we’ve all come to depend on for just about everything. If your company is dependent on products or product components made in China, it might be smart to stockpile a little more than you normally would in case there’s more widespread disruption to manufacturing if the disease continues to spread. If the virus is contained right away, you may wind up with some extra supplies. If it isn’t, you may be glad you have them on hand.
  5. Remote Work a growing reality: With the growing threat of coronavirus hitting on a wide scale, don’t ignore the prospect of ‘remote work’ or (having to work for prolonged periods outside the formal office). You can find some strategies and recommendations to help adopt effective remote work strategies in this post

The increasing uncertainty and anxiety about the personal dangers from the Corona Virus outbreak is a fact that we cannot hide from. The present times calls for consciously adopting safe practices and a common sense approach to your daily lives.

Global Physical Activity Economy

Interesting statistics from the Global Wellness Institute indicate that the physical activity economy will surpass $1.1 trillion by 2023. Let’s look at some key stats

Interesting statistics from the Global Wellness Institute indicate that the physical activity economy will surpass $1.1 trillion by 2023.
• Asia-Pacific will overtake North America as the largest market accounting for an eye-opening 40 percent of all global growth through 2023.
• China and India together will drive nearly one-third of all growth.
• Mindful movement will be the #1 growth sector (12 percent annually from 2018–2023).
• Technology will be the second-fastest-growing market (8.6 percent annually).

As the world moves towards a greater awareness of the need for physical activity, are you poised to join this revolution?

Let’s be active, Let’s keep Fit

Aseema Digital Health App

Aseema HEALTH is Happy to release the New and Enhanced Version of our App. Let’s look at some of the key features of the Aseema HEALTH solution;

  • Active Gaming experience makes achieving your Healthiest Self a breeze. Enjoying the process of staying healthy gives you an edge in achieving your Health & Fitness goals – Experience how on the Aseema HEALTH App.
  • An advanced platform Eco-system to help you connect with the Top Clinics, Doctors, Wellness and Fitness Experts. Discover Services and Products that you’re going to love. Find out the easy way to connect & stay connected with the experts.
  • Great Health Products and Apps debut every month and Digital Health Technology evolves constantly. Our team of Technologists and Expert Curators work to connect you with what’s new and next in the world of Health and Fitness Apps and Products.
  • Explore the impact that community and technology have on our constantly evolving lives.

Reset To Great Health

Download the Apple iOS and Andriod versions of the Aseema HEALTH App Today & experience a world of difference

Type II Diabetes – Government And Societal Support Does Help

Having diabetes is associated with substantially higher medical and lifestyle expenditures for the person, and adds to the societal burden. Let’s look at some of the initiatives promoted by progressive national governments around the world.

Having diabetes is associated with substantially higher medical and lifestyle expenditures for the person.

While Diabetes can be managed proficiently in most cases and only seldom leads directly to death, but the condition’s impacts are often serious, including complications, disabilities and lost quality of life.

Patients can manage their diabetes with medication and diet, but the disease is often life-long and is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.

On the other hand, it also places similar high economic pressures on the country’s healthcare system and the economy. Do active and concerted steps taken by governments and the social structure around the individual help make matters better ? In this article, we see a few laudable examples where national governments and the society have undertaken a transformative approach towards non-communicable diseases such as Diabetes, and towards lifestyle, health and fitness as a valid approach to prevention and management of these conditions.

The direct cost of Diabetes

Globally, the number of people suffering with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus which was 108 million in 1980, has surged to 422 million in 2014, and is further anticipated to reach 642 million by 2040. Even without complications, the routine management of diabetes can be more than three times higher than the per capita expenditure for health care. As per a 2016 article published in the popular newspaper – The National, the cost per person in the UAE with Diabetes was US$2,155.90.

Total Cholesterol

The total cholesterol test and other components of the lipid profile are used along with other known risk factors of heart disease to develop a plan of treatment and follow-up. Know more about this lab investigation

The test for total cholesterol is used either alone or as part of a lipid profile to help predict an individual’s risk of developing heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be needed if there is borderline or high risk. As part of a lipid profile (which includes other tests for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL), and Triglycerides), it may also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment once it is initiated.

Because high blood cholesterol has been associated with hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), heart disease, and a raised risk of death from heart attacks, cholesterol testing is considered a routine part of preventive healthcare.

The total cholesterol test and other components of the lipid profile are used along with other known risk factors of heart disease to develop a plan of treatment and follow-up. Treatment options may include lifestyle changes such as diet or exercise programs or lipid-lowering drugs such as statins.

HbA1C – What is it and how it is used

The term HbA1C refers to glycated Haemoglobin or Glycosylated Haemoglobin. It develops when Haemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, joins with glucose in the blood, to become ‘glycated’.

pexels-photo-406152

HbA1c levels are reflective of blood glucose levels over the past six to eight weeks and do not reflect daily ups and downs of blood glucose. For people with diabetes this is important as the higher the HbA1c, the greater the risk of developing diabetes-related complications.

When the body processes sugar, glucose in the bloodstream naturally attaches to Haemoglobin.

The amount of glucose that combines with this protein is directly proportional to the total amount of sugar that is in your system at that time.

Because red blood cells in the human body survive for 8-12 weeks before renewal, measuring glycated haemoglobin (or HbA1c) can be used to reflect average blood glucose levels over that duration, providing a useful longer-term gauge of blood glucose control.

If your blood sugar levels have been high in recent weeks, your HbA1c will also be greater.

10 Lifestyle Changes To Manage Hypertension

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is a long term medical condition in which the Blood Pressure in the arteries is persistently high. Long term high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss and chronic kidney disease.

shutterstock_446038852

High blood pressure is classified as either primary (essential) high blood pressure or secondary high blood pressure. About 90 to 95% of cases are primary, defined as high blood pressure due to nonspecific lifestyle and genetic factors. Lifestyle factors that increase the risk include excess salt in the diet, excess body weight, smoking, and alcohol use. The remaining 5 to 10% of cases are categorized as secondary high blood pressure, defined as high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the kidney arteries, endocrine disorder or some kinds of medicines.

Blood pressure is expressed by two measurements, the systolic and diastolic pressures, which are the maximum and minimum pressures, respectively. For most adults, normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100 to 130 millimeters mercury (mmHg) systolic and 60 to 80 mmHg diastolic. For most adults, high blood pressure is present if the resting blood pressure is persistently at or above 130/90 or 140/90 mmHg.