THE PUBLIC is reminded to continue to maintain their body’s immunity by living a healthy lifestyle, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet.

According to Doctor Felix Samuel, this can be done by eating foods with balanced nutrition, plus taking supplements if needed. People also need to get enough rest, exercise regularly, and ensure they manage stress well.

“In addition, periodic health checks that may have been forgotten during the pandemic for the last three years, should be resumed, especially if you have certain risk factors for health problems,” he said.

Felix explained, the incidence of COVID-19 in Indonesia is still happening every day. Restrictions on community activities have been deemed not very effective, moreover, these restrictions can have broad socio-economic impacts if carried out for too long.

On the other hand, vaccination efforts from the government up to the booster stage or booster doses for the community are considered quite effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

“Of course, these efforts need to be supported by good behavior from the community. People are reminded to continue to apply health protocols, namely using masks in public places, maintaining social distance, and diligently washing hands so that the spread of COVID-19 can be optimally suppressed.

According to him, life behavior “Health is not only able to prevent the community from spreading COVID-19, but also preventive efforts against various other diseases. Preventive efforts are one of the main pillars in public health management. The ultimate goal is to increase the level of public health in general.

Health efforts include various things, he continued, including disease prevention or prevention, health promotion or promotion, healing or curative disease, and health recovery or rehabilitation. These things are important to do to remind the public about the importance of keeping the body healthy.

“Then, in order to encourage healthy living behavior in the community, a number of health efforts are needed. Meanwhile, these health efforts include health education, vaccination efforts, improving primary health care services, both by the government and the private sector,” he concluded.

Other things are the promotion of clean and healthy living behaviors such as eradicating mosquito nests, exclusive breastfeeding, good diet, exercise, not smoking, diligent hand washing, to activities at Posyandu or integrated service post and the need for health insurance or health insurance for all members of the community. [antaranews/photo special]