Caring for Nurses, Caring for Ourselves – World Health Day 2020
Nurses and midwives are the unsung heroes of the medical world. They care for, support, and build special relationships with their patients each and every day. Their job is critical to the continued health of the world.
2020 is the International Year of the Nurse, and this year, World Health Day on April 7 honours nurses and midwives, highlighting the current status of nursing around the world.
Currently, nurses are at the forefront of the current COVID-19 pandemic, caring for patients, working extra shifts, all while trying to maintain relationships, families and a normal home life. Nurses are also trying to maintain their own health while faced with the risk of contracting this deadly disease.
The World Health Organisation Philippines has started the series, Covid Heroes, showcasing the amazing work that dedicated health workers are doing during this crisis.
Lately, every time we turn on the television or radio, or look at our phones, there is a news story about the current pandemic, death rates, and how to maintain strict hygiene protocols while at the same time, ensuring that we remain healthy. So, where do we start? How do we become our own health hero?
Aside from staying inside and maintaining healthy hand hygiene, one of the first steps that we can take in the journey to a healthy lifestyle is the Nutrifit DNA test, which helps you to become the best possible version of yourself. The Nutrifit test analyses your unique DNA, assessing over 110 genetic variations that affect personal metabolism and physical characteristics. By analysing your genes, we can equip you with a set of unique guidelines that can help you on your path to optimal health and fitness. We can also recommend the types of physical activities that suit you best or what to approach with caution. With most of us staying within the confines of our homes at the moment, it is good to know the best way to keep ourselves active and fit.
Your results will include guidelines that are tailored just to your DNA, and will include analysis on:
- How your body metabolises alcohol, caffeine and lactose
- Your individual response to certain types of physical activity
- What kind of physical activity will suit your muscle type best
You will also receive a comprehensive nutrogenic guide, which includes:
- Coloured and explanatory display of your genetic results
- A full list of the genes analysed along with information on their function
- An easy-to-understand introduction to diet and genetics
- Food nutrition tables, including nearly 200 different foods along with their caloric values, cholesterol content and contents of vitamins and minerals, allowing you to effectively plan your meals
- Lifestyle and Dietary recommendations
It may seem like a small thing to do, but being the healthiest version of yourself during a time when there is a huge burden on the healthcare system can actually help a lot. A healthy you doesn’t need to go to the doctors or to the hospital, and this helps our nurses and other health professionals to focus on caring for the victims of this terrible health situation that has spread around the world.
It is a great time to value our health, and to say thank you to the amazing nurses and medical staff who are risking their lives to care for our friends, relatives and neighbours.