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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.

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It Saves 3.9 Million Lives a Year…and It Can Save Yours

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Cognitive Health, Diabetes, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

A new Cambridge University study found that there’s an existing health treatment so effective that it saves nearly 4 million lives every year around the world.

In the U.S. alone, it prevents 140,200 fatalities annually.

That’s roughly equivalent to the entire death toll so far from COVID-19.

The study found that this treatment is so effective it may be the single most lifesaving weapon against disease that mankind has.

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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.

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Scientists Discover Simple Trick to Boost Your Mood

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

When we feel down in the dumps, most of us don’t want to do much of anything. Our first inclination is to just chill, maybe sit on the couch and watch some Netflix.

A new study shows that’s exactly the wrong strategy.

Research published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine found two seemingly opposite things that can help you break out of a bad mood: sleep and physical activity.

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The Perfect Exercise For These Difficult Times

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

One of the biggest challenges of the pandemic is figuring out how to exercise.

Your gym may be closed. Even if it’s open, you may not want to go there.

Team sports have been canceled.

Community pools and tennis courts have been shut down, or activities have been restricted.

Even jogging outdoors is difficult in crowded cities where distancing is not always possible.

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Coronavirus: Could This Be Why More Americans Are Dying?

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

The U.S. has the highest obesity rate by far of any developed country. The vast majority of Americans—nearly three-quarters of us—are either obese or overweight.

This would be a major health crisis in the best of times. But during the coronavirus pandemic, it is proving to be even more deadly.

Four recent studies show that obesity may be the single greatest risk factor other than age for having a severe case of COVID-19 or dying of it.

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