New research shows that vitamin D, and specifically D3, might help lower your risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms. Humans evolved spending most of their time outside in a sunny environment. Today, however, we've become largely indoor mammals that usually cover up when we venture outside. Even when we sit on a beach, we usually slather ourselves with sunscreen. That … [Read more...] about Vitamin D: Why Do You Need It?
During stressful times, maintaining your fitness routine is more important than ever. Make the switch to working out at home. Even in the best of times, life can get messy, and our best-laid plans and routines can unexpectedly fly out the window. For many of us, our fitness routines are a cornerstone of our lives, and the gym is our happy place. When life throws you a … [Read more...] about Lost Access to Your Gym? 3 Steps to at-home Fitness
Hand washing is more important than ever. If you haven’t gotten the memo to wash your hands regularly, especially now with COVID-19 floating around, it’s time to break out the soap and get scrubbing. But something that’s not as clear is whether you should stock up on hand sanitizer, or even make your own if the Amazon prices are giving you heartburn. So, what do the experts … [Read more...] about Why Sanitizer Works, but Hand Washing Works Better
Since the novel coronavirus began spreading throughout China in January, it has reached 104 additional countries and infected 109,577 people globally. So far, 3,809 people have reportedly died from COVID-19. To contain community outbreaks, countries have taken drastic measures like travel restrictions and are now contemplatingaudienceless sport matches. Amid … [Read more...] about COVID-19: 16 Important Questions and Answers
COVID-19 symptoms are important for all of us to know. People who are infected with COVID-19 start showing symptoms within about 5 days on average of being exposed to the new coronavirus, scientists reported March 10. Researchers analyzed 181 confirmed cases of the disease (both from within China and 24 other countries) and found that around half develop COVID-19 within 5 days … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Symptoms Typically Appear 5 Days After Infection
You probably haven’t considered making your own hand sanitizer. Stores sell it for cheap, in a variety of scents and styles, and it’s basically as good as it can be. But if you’ve been to a pharmacy in the midst of a viral outbreak like the one currently gripping the nation, you’ve likely noticed that shelves empty as anxiety levels rise. Right now in New York City, for … [Read more...] about Homemade Hand Sanitizer: Fight COVID-19 On-the-go
Researchers are still working to understand how deadly COVID-19 is and how it spreads. But they know one thing for sure: Washing your hands is the key to minimizing the novel coronavirus’ powers of destruction. Hand washing really, really works—and not just during outbreaks of new respiratory viruses. It also helps prevent the spread of a wide variety of disease-causing … [Read more...] about Why COVID-19 Can’t Beat a Good Hand Washing