View Post

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Exercising With a Mask

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Let’s face it… Wearing a face mask is a pain.

They are hot, stuffy, and uncomfortable. And when you exercise and start breathing heavier, things only get worse.

But many of us have no choice but to wear them during workouts.

Almost all gyms require them. And some cities mandate them even for outdoor exercise done in public spaces such as parks or jogging trails.

Read More
View Post

What’s the Coronavirus Risk of Going to a Football Game?

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Sports have been one of the biggest lifestyle casualties of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of us are yearning for the day when we can go to a football, baseball, or basketball game…or even watch one on TV.

Sports fans are so desperate for entertainment that Russian table tennis, which is broadcast over the internet, has become the most-wagered sport worldwide.[1]

Major American sports leagues are pulling together plans to reopen in the coming months.

Read More
View Post

Coronavirus: Scientists Discover Hormone Linked to Increased Death Risk

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

A new study shows that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to a greater risk of death in coronavirus patients.

Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland. It is best known for its role in regulating your body’s fight-or-flight response during times of stress. Cortisol makes you more alert, allowing you to respond more quickly to physical threats.

Read More
View Post

Churches, Hair Salons, Gyms, and More… Doctors Reveal What’s Safe, What’s Not During the Pandemic

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Now that pandemic lockdowns are ending, all of us face important decisions about where we will go and what we will do.

Should you finally get your hair cut? Should you go to the gym?

Four public health experts assessed the risk various activities pose to spreading the coronavirus. They are Dr. Matthew Sims, Beaumont Health director of infectious disease research; Dr.

Read More
View Post

The Best Face Mask for Coronavirus Protection

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

For the first few months of the pandemic, the science was unclear about whether face masks protected wearers from coronavirus.

The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initially said that most people didn’t need masks. The exceptions were people in high-risk groups (seniors and those with heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes), caregivers to infected people, and people who were confirmed to have COVID-19 or showed symptoms.

Read More
View Post

The Simple Remedy for Pandemic Stress

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression.

That’s the grim finding of a new Census Bureau survey that shows the alarming psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic.[i]

The survey asked questions used to screen patients for mental health problems. Twenty-four percent of people showed symptoms of major depression. Thirty percent showed symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

Read More