Catherine Tanaka
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94// COVID-19 May Be Worse For You Than You Think: Coronavirus Infecting Your Mind

COVID-19: Cause of a Global Pandemic: this is a poignant moment is history.

The World Health Organization declared yesterday that we are now in a full Global Pandemic- sustained communication and transmission of the virus that is not yet contained or controlled.  It is definitely a very serious situation.

Serious but not an Apocalypse.

COVID-19 might be far worse for us that people think.  I personally don’t watch the news and have been getting trickles of information from clients daily.

What I do see is sheer panic and the start of hysteria. Hysteria amongst so many that are stock piling goods and overtaking lines, grabbing food and goods, stealing medical supplies and this is just the beginning.

COVID-19 is infecting and affecting our mindset and thoughts blurred by fear and illogical thinking regardless of the evidence-based information presented and the advice coming out of the leaders guiding us through this.

We have a choice to make.

Like everything else in life.

How are you choosing to react to this!

Yes there is fear.

Of course we don’t want to get sick, get others sick and have anyone, god forbid, not recover from this- but we can either un-rationally PANIC – react with helplessness and agression- trying to save ourselves at whatever cost – even if it means others parish because of us…

Or we can be vigilant- mindful- thoughtful and responsible in face of a serious outbreak.

He’s what i know- and what i always say in fitness: your health is your wealth…

Your health is your wealth.

It is truer now than ever.

And yes this is bigger than your fitness- BUT  we can frame this as taking on your healthiest self.

There isn’t astounding research around this yet- as the Coronavirus is in it’s infancy, but I would gander that there is a close correlation to comorbidity, or pre-existing health conditions that are preventable.  Now I say this with caution, but in knowing how vital our health, fitness, VO2Max, immune resilience, biochemical rhythms are… and that not moving your body, not nourishing it well, having a negative outlook, treating yourself poorly: mind, body and spirit- is destructive and  epigenetic will tell you, will cause disease in your body.

What are we doing as a society to promote health consistently?!? Why do we have such a high rate of obesity and a higher profit from diets and pills that just don’t work!

Stat News last week noted that “In the first large study of the effect of underlying illness, researchers in China analyzed 1,590 patients from throughout the country with laboratory-confirmed disease. They calculated how “co-morbidities” — existing illnesses — affected the risk of being admitted to intensive care, being put on a ventilator, or dying.”

Your bodies ability to be able to walk up a flight of stairs with ease could be a determining factor that could save you life when your health is challenged!

Can you walk up a flight of stairs with ease?  Are you healthy and strong enough. 

And this has NOTHING to do with how you look or how skinny you are.  Skinny doesn’t mean strong, resilient and a good VO2 Max… 

And your healthiest self very much includes your mindset and your energy- your vibrational existence.

“Everything in life is vibration.” –Albert Einstein

Do you remember Grade 10 Science? When we learned about atoms and electrons- about how ever molecular structure is made up of energy- electrons that vibrate at different frequencies to create matter.

We humans are created the same way- we are energy to make up our physical matter.

Studies out of The HeartMath Institute- a institute that uncovers the science behind energy and the effect of emotions to alter our state and physiology- has substantial research to show how your fear or gratitude can alter your energetic state, altering your mood and altering the way your perceive and the way the world shows up for you.

“When our vibrations are up … we respond to stressful situations with soundness, resilience and clearer discernment. We are less vulnerable to frustration, impatience, anger, anxiety, and we feel more self-secure and less critical of others and of ourselves. We are drawn to notice nature, flowers and trees that we usually sleep-walk past, as our preoccupations rob us of this gift of conscious connection.”

 Doc Childre, HeartMath founder

In saying that, a global pandemic is here.  There is no changing that. We can be vigilant and cautious without deep fear and anxiety.

“As you think, you vibrate. As you vibrate, you attract.” –Abraham-Hicks

Educate yourself. Wash your hands thoroughly: not half ass- wash your hands like your life depends on it! Cause it does.

Practice and move about your day with care and intention and remember that your body is resilient.

Be prepared, but don’t clear our an entire store and leave nothing for others that might need it more than you do.

You do not need 12 months worth of toilet paper.

Panic will not help you or save you from COVID-19 in fact this Corona fear and panic will infiltrate your brain, your psyche, your mindset, dampening your immune system, creating carelessness for fighting this off, and chaos not clarity.

Do not let this pandemic infect your mind.

Let’s boost your immunity with movement and positive mindset.

Let this breed proactive-ness and vigilance.

You have a choice.

Stay calm. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

About the Author Catherine Tanaka

My name is Catherine Tanaka. I am a Personal Trainer, Transformation Coach, Yogi enthusiast and Mom of two. I am on a mission to make a difference in others happiness through fitness using the best research available to give you the best fitness hacks to make being the best version of you possible. Learn more about my one-on-one coaching or check out my Online Course - The Body Project Protocol.