During these trying times, we supermoms go the extra mile when it comes to keeping our family members safe from viruses. However, there are moments when we can’t be too sure if we’ve fully accomplished this mission, especially when our common enemy exists on a microscopic level.
So how can we defeat an enemy that is invisible to the naked eye? And what can we do to ensure that our families and homes are protected from viruses? Don’t worry, fellow supermoms! We’ve got you.
DON’T: Assume that your kids already know what to do to protect themselves.
DO: Educate your kids on health and safety measures during the Pandemic.
A good place to start would be educating our kids on the ABCs of health and safety. One of the best ways to protect our most vulnerable is by teaching them how to steer clear from harm’s way. We can provide age-appropriate lessons to our kids so they may learn all the good habits needed to stay safe from viruses and germs. Try creating and singing songs about the importance of social distancing, wearing a mask properly, and handwashing. That way, everytime we leave the house, we have a go-to life hack for keeping our kids safe and engaged.
DON’T: Wash your hands with only water.
DO: Lather all surfaces of your hands and fingernails with ample amounts of soap suds and scrub them for at least 20 seconds.
On that note, it’s worth reminding everyone to practice proper hand hygiene. Everyone at home should make it a habit to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before meals.
DON’T: Go outside unprotected.
DO: Properly wear a clean mask before leaving home.
Sometimes it can’t be avoided that someone needs to step out of the house. So whether or not they’re out for long, remind them to always wear a face mask properly at all times. Wearing a mask properly includes securing the mask over both nose and mouth when in use. Also, when wearing disposable masks, be sure to wear it with the colored side facing outwards.
If you happen to be visiting a public space such as a government building or a grocery, it is a lot safer to double mask by wearing a cloth mask over a disposable surgical mask. But if you are just stepping outside to throw away the trash, wearing a disposable mask will do just fine. Upon arriving home, always dispose of used masks, and sanitize reusable ones with boiling hot water. It is important to change our masks regularly in order to avoid the buildup of bacteria which can lead to skin rashes.
DON’T: Walk directly inside the house whenever you come home from a public place.
DO: Always isolate and disinfect your outdoor footwear.
One of the best practices is to avoid bringing our shoes inside our homes. Shoes can carry viruses from public spaces and bring them into our living spaces. It would be a lot safer for our families if we made it a house rule for everyone to leave their shoes and outerwear outside the front door or in the garage.
If you happen to live in a setting where you can’t leave your shoes outside, consider investing in a shoe sanitizing door mat which can be soaked in a simple bleach and water solution. Be mindful and always sanitize your shoes before entering your home.
It may be our first instinct to hug our loved ones when we get home, but please be advised that doing so would put them at risk of contamination. Reassure your kids that this is for their health and safety. Upon arriving home, it would be best to place all of our outside clothes directly into the laundry area, far away from our living spaces. Proceed to take a shower and wash thoroughly. Once clean and sanitized, you may finally throw on some clean and comfy clothes and relax!
DON’T: Mistake cleanliness for disinfection.
DO: Clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces in your home.
Another key tip in keeping everyone at home safe is to disinfect all high-touch areas inside the house. Some high-touch areas include surfaces such as tables, kitchen counters, floor spaces, door knobs, beds, and bannisters. We should also make it a habit to sanitize personal belongings such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, computer mice, and keyboards. Keep in mind that when disinfecting wooden surfaces like tables and chairs, always use non-abrasive substances like a simple vinegar-water solution.
DON’T: Leave your immune system without any defense.
DO: Support your immune system by eating a healthy and balanced diet while also taking vitamin supplements.
Everyone at home needs the right supplements to meet their unique bodily requirements. However, when we do get supplements for the family, please don’t forget that we supermoms need supplements too! Because when we care for ourselves, we will in turn have the health, strength, and energy to care for others.
Every supermom could greatly benefit from sodium ascorbate aka Vitamin C, Zinc, and of course, d-alpha tocopheryl succinate aka Vitamin E! These vitamins and nutrients are responsible for giving us a strong body and healthy skin. It may seem like a hassle to find all of these individual vitamins and nutrients and add them to our dietary supplements, pero buti na lang these can all be found in Fortima!
Fortima contains 500 mg Sodium Ascorbate (non-acidic Vitamin C), 27.5 mg Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate (equivalent to 10 mg elemental Zinc) and 22 I.U. d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate (Vitamin E) so that we supermoms can be healthy while also achieving our personal goals.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that prevents the development of harmful molecules in the body that build up and contribute to different types of sicknesses. This antioxidant can also help with strengthening your immune system and maintaining the smooth texture of your skin, while also delaying the signs of aging.
Zinc is an essential micronutrient that the human body cannot store nor produce. That is why we supermoms need to replenish the Zinc in our system so it may help us with functions such as taste, smell, cell repair, growth, boosting the immune system, and preventing inflammation.
Another helpful antioxidant is Vitamin E, which helps in fighting off free radicals in the body. Vitamin E is key to good eye health and healthy skin. It can also help with promoting longer cell life by defending the body against free radicals in the body.
DON’T: Panic over the fear of infection.
DO: Be vigilant instead.
When keeping our family members safe from the microscopic threat of viruses, we must be vigilant, but not fearful. It may all seem daunting at first, but remember that help is always available to all supermoms. Including Fortima in our daily dietary supplements can help give us the extra strength and energy to tackle the task of keeping our families safe from viruses. Because when our families are safe, we can finally focus on filling our home with love and not germs.