A Home Exercise Plan That Really Works

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Even regular exercisers can see their workout routines veer off-course when unexpected changes occur. That’s what happened this past spring when millions of Americans were under stay-at-home orders due to the corona­virus pandemic.

Fitness centers closed, and walking outdoors was more difficult because of concerns about being around too many people.

But it’s still important to stay active. “The older you are, the more quickly you lose physical fitness,” says LaVona Traywick, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy at the University of Central Arkansas. “Deconditioning can start in as little as one week.”

In addition to the many proven health benefits of working out, exercise can help your immune system work better, too.

Though it might take time to get used to working out in your living room, shifting to an at-home exercise routine isn’t difficult. Online classes and connected exercise equipment, such as stationary bikes

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Reopening California schools is dangerous. But so is letting kids go a year without learning

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Sean Brandlin, an eighth grade social studies teacher at El Segundo Middle School, stands in his classroom. <span class="copyright">(Los Angeles Times)</span>
Sean Brandlin, an eighth grade social studies teacher at El Segundo Middle School, stands in his classroom. (Los Angeles Times)

With COVID-19 cases at very low levels within its borders, Israel fully reopened its schools in mid-May. By the end of the month, 130 students at a Jerusalem high school had tested positive for the virus, setting off a flurry of quarantines for people who’d had physical contact with the students and the closure of dozens of schools.

This is the kind of outcome American parents dread as they contemplate sending their children back to school sometime this summer or fall.

It’s a troubling scenario, but so is the remote-learning experience of the past three months. The reality is, more kids will do better if schools reopen than if they continue online-only classes. But regardless of how we proceed, we must do better.

With little direction or help from federal

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This wheelchair user with cerebral palsy just qualified as a gym instructor and says there are no barriers to fitness

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Jay Moir is a fitness instructor with cerebral palsy.
Jay Moir is a fitness instructor with cerebral palsy.

Jay Moir

  • Jay Moir is a 20-year-old fitness instructor based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • He is also a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, but won’t let that be a barrier to achieving his goals.

  • Moir struggled with his mental health as a teenager, dropping out of school and gaining weight, but said fitness “gave him his life back,” and he also lost 70 pounds.

  • He trains six days a week and told Insider that able-bodied people in the gym often underestimate his strength.

  • “In the gym, I feel strong and powerful but most importantly, happy!” he said.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The fitness industry can be very intimidating.

Whether it’s the weights room of a gym, a trendy spin studio, or even a Zoom workout class, many workout environments can put people off, which stops them from getting active.

One

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What to Do if Your Medical School Is Online This Fall Due to Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic is a public health crisis that highlights the importance of the medical profession. During a time such as this one, when a contagious disease has spread across the world and humanity is collectively searching for a vaccine or cure, future physicians may feel a sense of urgency and want to begin training immediately.

However, the fight against the coronavirus relies upon social distancing measures, posing a challenge to newly admitted medical students. The upcoming fall semester for first-year medical students might differ from what it would have been if the virus outbreak had not emerged, since some or all coursework may need to be completed virtually, according to medical education experts. For instance, this May, Harvard Medical School announced that its fall 2020 classes for first-year medical students would “commence remotely.”

[Read: What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for Premed Students.]

Nevertheless, many experts say that so

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Ontario expands ‘social bubble’ to 10 people, PM mandates airport temperature checks

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, revealed about 60 per cent of active COVID-19 cases in the province are in people under the age of 40. Recently, there has been a particular increase in cases in individuals between the ages of 20 and 29.

“It is important for younger Albertans to remember that while you may not be at risk for severe outcomes of infection, your actions are critical to protecting those around you,” Dr. Hinshaw said.

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Fitness industry must ‘fight’ to regain trust as gyms reopen

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As 49 states and D.C. take the first steps in releasing their economies from coronavirus restrictions – with Connecticut set to follow suit on Wednesday – the fitness industry is adjusting to life post-lockdown.

It’s certainly not business as usual in a world of social distancing and strict sanitation protocol. In some cases, it’s not even business at all: gyms are still closed across much of the U.S.

But as the economy slowly emerges after weeks of shutdown, there are “serious challenges ahead” for the fitness market, according to Beth McGroarty of The Global Wellness Institute.

MORE: How schools around the world are reopening during the coronavirus pandemic

Health clubs have been expanding into spaces “once occupied by department and smaller stores at shopping centers and on city streets,” explained McGroarty. The widespread lockdown in March, however, decimated the revenue of gym owners and left them struggling to pay rent

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Floral prints make a comeback with Kenzo and Vans

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The 2020 spring-summer season will be marked by a new collaboration between Kenzo and Vans, the first under the leadership of Kenzo’s new creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista. For the occasion, two of Vans’ iconic sneaker models have been decorated with vibrant floral prints, so too has the ready-to-wear and accessories capsule that accompanies them. The new collection will land in stores on June 17.

In the wake of nearly two months of lockdown amid an unprecedented health crisis, vibrant colors that brighten up looks and boost morale are set to make a major comeback in men’s and women’s wardrobes in the coming season. Kenzo and Vans have demonstrated their understanding of this with a new collaboration focused on energetic and optimistic floral prints.

For the purposes of the new collaboration, Kenzo delved into its archives to come up with three colorful floral prints, which have been used to cover

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Edited Transcript of EVH.N earnings conference call or presentation 7-May-20 9:00pm GMT

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ARLINGTON Jun 13, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Evolent Health Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00:00pm GMT

Evolent Health, Inc. – Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman

Evolent Health, Inc. – CFO

Welcome to Evolent Health Earnings Conference Call for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020. As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. Your host for the call today is Mr. Frank Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Evolent Health. This call will be archived and available for later this evening and for next week via the webcast on the company’s website in the section entitled Investor Relations.

Here are some of the important introductory information. This call contains forward-looking statements under the U.S. Federal securities laws. These statements are subject to risk and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or present expectations. A description of some … Read More

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

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Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear.

Gentler drugs would be a relief to patients like Jenn Carroll, a 57-year-old human resources director from New Hartford, Connecticut, who had traditional IV chemotherapy after lung cancer surgery in 2018.

“It was very strong. I call it the ‘blammo’ method,” she said.

Carroll jumped at the chance to help test a newer drug taken as a daily pill, AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso. Rather than chemo’s imprecise cell-killing approach, Tagrisso targets a specific gene mutation. Its side effects are manageable enough that it can be used for several years to help prevent recurrence, doctors said.

A big drawback: It and other newer drugs are extremely expensive — $150,000 or more a year. How much patients end up paying depends on insurance, income and

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Performative Allyship Is Not Helpful

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Over the past week, you may have seen your Instagram Stories feed flooded with white people who are “coming to terms with my privilege” through images of designed charts, stacks of books, and suggested charities to support. On Tuesday, maybe your main feed was probably clogged by white women (not to mention, brands, fitness studios, and corporations) sharing black squares with “#BlackoutTuesday” in the caption. Maybe you posted these things too.

You mean well. You agree, of course, that Black lives matter. But as white women, our next phase of work is owning up to a repost not being enough. They’re performative. Yes, we want to be part of this collective mourning. But it can also be harmful to our friends in the Black community. Instead, let’s consider how our actions off the Instagram stage can speak louder than words.

As we all witness the uprooting of an old world

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