How to Stay Healthy in 2021 - 3 Ways to Start Your New Year Off Right

This year the importance of the safety and health of ourselves, our families and communities has been completely transformed. If there is one thing we've learned, it's the value of protecting ourselves and others against the spread of germs, which is exactly what we’re all about here at ViroShield!

Even without the pandemic, cold & flu season is something to take seriously. Based on the resounding guidance from experts, how to stay healthy in 2021 largely depends on a few simple preventative wellness measures that will not only help start your New Year off right, but also continue to protect the health of yourself and your family all year long.

1. Continue to Clean Hands and Surfaces Often

When you think about how many times you touch things throughout the day and then touch your face without realizing it, or maybe accidentally forget to cover a cough or sneeze, it makes sense that washing your hands often and sanitizing hands and surfaces frequently really are some of the simplest ways to avoid the spread of germs.

Luckily ViroShield has all the protective essentials you need, made with good-for-you ingredients to effectively shield you from potential environmental threats. Ingredients powerful enough to protect your hands and surfaces from germs, yet gentle enough for your skin to love.

Wash your hands often - The first and most simple every day preventative step to staying well is to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. But all this hand washing can take its toll, which is why our Hand & Body Wash is formulated to be gentle making it the perfect option. The CDC reminds us to wash hands often and especially under the following circumstances:

  • Before eating or preparing food
  • After using the restroom
  • After blowing one's nose, coughing or sneezing
  • Immediately after getting home from being out in public places
  • After contact with a person who needs assistance or who is sick
  • After contact with animals or pets

Use hand sanitizer often - When soap and water aren't readily available and hands aren't visibly dirty, our Hand Sanitizer with 75% alcohol can literally shield your hands and help keep them germ-free. Don't forget to always keep sanitizer on you in places like your pocket, bag, in the car, and at your desk to conveniently spray your hands in public restrooms, public transport, while at work, at gas stations and other places where lots of people are touching the same surfaces. It’s also TSA friendly for travel.

Clean frequently touched surfaces - Our Hand & Surface Cleansing Spray made with essential oils plus 70% alcohol really does the trick when it comes to effectively spraying hands and commonly touched surfaces like steering wheels, door handles, shopping carts, phones, keyboards/mouses and gas pumps. And there are a few different refreshing scents to choose from.

Refresh your air - Here's a little bonus tip: Did you know diffusing essential oils can improve the quality of your air? And it just so happens that we have the perfect recipe for your diffuser! Our Essential Oil Blend with eight powerful botanicals known for their protective properties is perfect to refresh the air in your home, workplace, and car, while the warm cinnamon and clove aroma promotes uplifting feelings at the same time.

Want more helpful ways to use our powerful EO Blend? Visit our blog here!

2. Wear a Mask in Public and Practice Physical Distancing

Who would have ever thought that wearing a mask and staying at least six feet away from one another would be a part of our day to day? No doubt, it feels strange and unnatural, to say the least. But the reality is, it's something that experts continue to stand behind as another way we can do our part to protect ourselves and others in public places.

3. Support Your Immune System

When it comes to staying well, the importance of a healthy immune system simply can’t be stressed enough. Things like eating a diet rich in healthful foods including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated, being physically active, getting adequate sleep and practicing stress management are all ways we can optimize wellness. And at the end of the day all of these things help you feel great too!

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe 2021! For more guidance on protective measures to take to stay well, the CDC is a great resource.