MaxSC is taking the following precautions to keep maintain a virus free environment.
While the coronavirus is a new strain that is causing a great deal of panic, MaxSC is already fully prepared to combat the spread of any virus in the facility.
We sanitize all surfaces throughout the day with medical grade cleaner that kills all viruses in seconds.
In addition, we have sanitizer at every lifting station for members to use to clean equipment before and after usage. Hand sanitizer is also readily available.
Sanitizing surfaces and hands is the best, and so far, the only way to prevent the spread of viruses, during this flu season, or any regular flu season.
We have compiled some helpful links, videos and a short FAQ based off the most current information. We are staying in contact with medical professionals in our area to help keep our members informed of changes and myths.
F.A.Q (from World Health Organization)
Some experts tout specific immune-boosting foods and beverages like broccoli, red peppers, tea, sweet potatoes, and garlic. But it is more important to eat a wide variety of healthy foods from all food groups to boost your body’s immune system. There is no guarantee that eating certain foods will fend off infection, but we do know that your immune response or susceptibility to infection can be enhanced with overall good nutrition. Almost any fruit or vegetable is a good choice, especially ones rich in antioxidants —vitamins A, C, E and selenium, zinc, and beta carotene — that help immune cells work optimally.
Lean protein is also important, because the immune molecules are made of protein.
Question: Are there specific nutrients that play a role in bolstering immunity?
Preliminary research suggests low levels of vitamin D may be linked to an increase in seasonal colds and flu and an increased incidence of respiratory infections. Omega-3 fatty acids from foods like salmon may also play a role in promoting immunity. Most Americans fall short when it comes to getting enough of these nutrients, and would benefit from eating fatty fish twice a week and taking a supplement of vitamin D to boost immunity.
Question: Besides eating a healthy diet, what else can people do to prevent the flu?
Get adequate sleep, regular exercise, reduce your stress level, drink plenty of liquids, and eat a nutritious diet on a fairly regular schedule. Your immune system stays active, promoting a steady supply of immune cells, when you eat regularly and choose nutrient-rich foods. Studies have shown that moderate, regular exercise can boost the immune system, so finding at least 30 minutes a day to be active will help.
Good personal hygiene, including frequent and thorough hand-washing, covering your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue (not a reusable handkerchief), and minimal touching of your eyes, nose, and mouth will reduce the spread of germs. In fact, good hygiene may be the most important defense in fending off a virus.
Question: Can foods that contain healthy bacteria help prevent the flu?
Myth Busters on Coronavirus:
When and how to use a face mask: