We’re halfway through 2020, and it already seems like a doozy. In addition to the current pandemic, there have been enormous wildfires in Australia, a divisive political climate, and murder hornets invading the western U.S., it might seem like the world has gone completely insane. There?s a lot of noise out there, and it?s not unusual to feel a bit overwhelmed.
One of the biggest challenges of living through a pandemic is maintaining a healthy diet. It’s tempting to dig into those bags of chips, sweets, etc. But after a month or more of that, your body might be screaming out, “Give me a break!” If you’re looking to maintain your health long-term, then eating healthy is essential. Not only does eating healthy help you regulate your body’s natural functions (heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar levels), but it also helps foster good moods.
Wouldn?t it be great if we could regrow damaged parts of our body? It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but medicine has actually progressed to the point where this is possible?at least in a limited form. Regenerative medicine is the term used...
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The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we interact with each other, but it?s also changed our hygiene habits. As we?re sure you?ve heard, one of the most effective ways to protect yourself is to wash or sanitize your hands regularly. Indeed, the CDC recommends scrubbing your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap to stop the spread of both coronavirus germs and other infectious bacteria.
Many of us during this challenging time are probably experiencing high levels of anxiety and stress. And that?s totally understandable. A side effect of that is that you might not be sleeping well. Again, totally understandable.
If you?re being a good citizen and staying home (thank you!), you might be worried about having access to enough fresh fruits and veggies during the quarantine. Although supplies at large grocery stores somewhat hit or miss, there are luckily plenty of other options out there.
Even though the COVID-19 quarantine is temporary, consistently getting enough high quality sleep over the next few weeks will have a huge impact on your health down the road. Here are a few tips to help you sleep better, longer, and deeper.
New guidelines from CDC last week recommend wearing a mask (or cloth face coverings) when leaving your house. This is because many people who are infected can be without any symptoms (asymptomatic) and also shed the virus before symptoms arise (pre-symptomatic). This means the virus can spread when people are talking, coughing or sneezing. The mask also deters you from touching your face.