Setting our expectations now will help us adjust
McKinsey warns us to get set for "the new normal" and Seth has christened "GENC". Both signal a new way of life, different in ways as yet unimagined to how we all lived at New Year 2020.
They're both right - the future will be fundamentally different in both the roles of the agents of the state and capitalism and in the attitudes and expectations of individuals.
Schools and jobs will be changed forever. Large population centres (cities) might be changed forever - to become more decentralised.
Four tips to bring you out of stay-at-home healthier
My stay-at-home exercise level is significantly less than when I was going to the gym three times a week. My weight is starting to creep up.
Here's how much less we need to eat, based upon our reduced level of #StayAtHome activity.
I'm still exercising, but a lot less intensively than before stay-at-home. I was doing three intense gym visits and running 5km twice a week.
Now I run more often, but don't have the gear and space to put in the maximum intensity I was doing at the gym.
The fact is clear and unambiguous
Microdroplets carry coronavirus for 3 hours after a conversation
The need to keep our social distance during the coronavirus epidemic has generally been working well. However, we may be underestimating the range of community spread via aerosol transmission.
Research in Japan shows that aerosol transmission is still potent for up to 30 minutes. This finding is important for all of us in managing our risks. For specific groups like cyclists, it is important enough to be concerning.
Prevention tips that may be new to you, they were to me
A friend sent me a translation of what Chinese doctors assisting in Spain said must be done as personal hygiene to prevent contracting Covid-19. The advice goes beyond what I understood before I read them.
I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the advice, but it all makes a lot of sense to me. I will be doing these things starting now (I've already started).
You might like to consider them also.
Do these 9 exercises to stay strong and fit
With the restrictions on crowds, and in some places of the world on being within 1m of other people, it's likely you might not have access to your gym.
You can do these bodyweight exercises at home, and they will keep you fit.
You'll find them a good challenge, and at the same time feel good they work across your whole body.
Since I was diagnosed at 50 with Type 2 diabetes I've been learning how to do bone-building fitness training which lowers my age. You can too. It's your choice. Walter