the new rules for gym workouts, from doctors and fitness experts

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Gyms are reopening this weekend and I hope everyone is as excited as I am. As much as we get used to doing the best home workout in our home gyms, it is good to be back in the gym, mainly because in one way or another, you will always be restricted at home. Deadlifts are best performed at the gym, not to mention barbell squats.



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Things are going to be different when the gyms reopen, however. The ‘new normal’, as people like to call it, will involve cleaning machines more often and keeping your distance from others, and gym-director Chris Williams recommends being careful too. And careful you should be as the coronavirus can exist on surfaces for up to nine days as research suggests.

Bringing your own supplies is also recommended: keep your gym clothing and workout shoes separately in your

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Hitting the gym this weekend? Here are the new gym-reopening rules, as told by doctors and fitness experts

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Gyms are reopening this weekend and I hope everyone is as excited as I am. As much as we get used to doing the best home workout in our home gyms, it is good to be back in the gym, mainly because in one way or another, you will always be restricted at home. Deadlifts are best performed at the gym, not to mention barbell squats.



a group of people sitting at a train station: new gym-reopening rules


© Provided by T3
new gym-reopening rules

Things are going to be different when the gyms reopen, however. The ‘new normal’, as people like to call it, will involve cleaning machines more often and keeping your distance from others, and gym-director Chris Williams recommends being careful too. And careful you should be as the coronavirus can exist on surfaces for up to nine days as research suggests.

Bringing your own supplies is also recommended: keep your gym clothing and workout shoes separately in your

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Can You Get COVID Again? It’s Very Unlikely, Experts Say

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Megan Kent near her home in Salem, Mass., on July 17, 2020. (Kayana Szymczak/The New York Times)
Megan Kent near her home in Salem, Mass., on July 17, 2020. (Kayana Szymczak/The New York Times)

The anecdotes are alarming. A woman in Los Angeles seemed to recover from COVID-19 but weeks later took a turn for the worse and tested positive again. A New Jersey doctor claimed several patients healed from one bout only to become reinfected with the coronavirus. And another doctor said a second round of illness was a reality for some people, and was much more severe.

These recent accounts tap into people’s deepest anxieties that they are destined to succumb to COVID over and over, feeling progressively sicker, and will never emerge from this nightmarish pandemic. And these stories fuel fears that we won’t be able to reach herd immunity — the ultimate destination where the virus can no longer find enough victims to pose a deadly threat.

But the anecdotes are just that

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Nearly 3,500 Public Health Experts Sign Letter Defending Fauci Amid White House Attacks

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Nearly 3,500 public health experts sent an open letter to President Donald Trump amid a spate of attacks launched over the last two weeks at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, calling those seeking to undercut him a “dangerous distraction.”

In the letter, which was organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the group calls the coronavirus pandemic “one of the greatest challenges the United States has faced in its history.” But the signatories, which include two previous heads of the Food and Drug Administration, a former U.S. surgeon general and a former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said they were troubled by efforts to smear Fauci, who they said has provided a clear voice to Americans during the health crisis.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has remained one of the world’s most trusted scientists on COVID-19, daily

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Will UConn play football this year? Public health experts unsure about fall sports during coronavirus pandemic

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Currently, UConn football players are on campus in Storrs. They have been tested for COVID-19. They have passed through a modified quarantine period during which they remained in small groups. They have completed strength and conditioning workouts. They have begun on-field activities.

But no one knows for sure whether they’ll actually get to play.

Amid a raging pandemic, public health experts both nationally and in Connecticut have raised eyebrows about the idea of college sports this fall. Some say the games will be safe as long as schools implement proper protocols. Others wonder whether sports, particularly on college campuses, are worth the risk.

“We’re in the middle of a pandemic, and there is no way we can make the risk zero,” said Dr. Matthew Cartter, Connecticut’s state epidemiologist. “We have to ask ourselves as a society, are sports important that we’re willing to accept the risk that people involved in

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Some Americans refuse to mask up. Rules, fines and free masks will change that, experts say.

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Many Americans have embraced health officials’ recommendation to wear masks in public, but those who refuse to mask up are likely to encounter increasing pressure in the coming weeks and months.

There is a “sizable minority” of Americans who are skeptical, Ashish Jha, the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, told USA TODAY — evidenced in part by numerous viral videos showing shoppers flouting mask rules.

Critics often say mask mandates infringe on their personal freedom. Some right-leaning Americans have called masks a tool of oppression, Democratic conspiracy, and even sacrilege.

But growing evidence shows face coverings are an effective way of slowing the spread of COVID-19, leading more state leaders to enact mask mandates. On Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, went so far as to say face coverings were “the only way” to avoid another shutdown of the state’s economy.

Local officials voting to require face

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Experts Predict a Dire Fall for Working Moms

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The decisions moms make in the coming months will impact their families and women at large for decades.

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working mom stressed

Working moms brace for a fall full of hard choices about how to spend their limited time.

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Madison Brady* had it all planned. A teacher with a Ph.D. in special education, she was going to transition to consulting, writing and project work this fall, right around the time she gave birth to her fourth child. Her other three children would be back at school and daycare, so she’d have time to continue building her new career while home with her newborn.

Now, with all three kids under foot, she squeezes in her consulting work during their quiet time, around 5 to 10 hours per week. She was recently offered her dream gig, working with an early literacy organization. She turned it down.

“Teaching full time and trying to

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Chinese Beauty Industry Experts Defend Whitening Products

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LONDON — Major beauty brands are changing how they describe whitening and lightening skin-care products, but is that what the consumer wants in China, the category’s largest Asian market?

“I will still buy ‘whitening’ or ‘brightening’ products because I prefer looking fairer and I don’t like the way I look when I am tanned. It has nothing to do with me wanting to assimilate to the Western ideal of beauty, wealth and social status, it’s just my personal preference,” said Fiona Liu, a product designer in Shanghai. She is also an amateur beauty vlogger who spends a good amount of her salary on skin-care products.

“Reading about what brands are doing to not seem racist makes me want to roll my eyes. While I sympathize with women in South Asia and Africa, or women from minority backgrounds in Europe and North America using

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Does your face mask need a filter? We asked medical experts what to look for

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We’re all getting used to wearing face coverings while out and about, and you may have noticed that several masks have a small slot to place a filter for extra protection.

Adding a filter in between the layers of your face mask can help block airborne particles that might sneak through the fabric, and can offer some much need reassurance during these uncertain times.

Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune on face mask filters, as there are several budget-friendly options available online. To help you get started, Shop TODAY consulted a few health experts to learn what filter materials are most effective, how often you should swap them out and where you can buy them online.

Why you should use a filter in your face mask

When used in conjunction with social distancing practices, cloth face masks can help slow the spread of coronavirus. However, not all masks

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Experts Beg Americans To Take Coronavirus Seriously Or Face Further Disaster

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President Donald Trump did not appear overly concerned Wednesday about the resurging coronavirus pandemic. “I think we’re going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope,” he said in an interview with Fox Business. 

The White House claims the president is the “most informed person on the planet,” but Trump’s comments conflict with increasingly urgent warnings from health experts — including those in Trump’s administration — that the virus is spreading at alarming rates and that, without immediate intervention, Americans will continue to get sick and die. 

“I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 cases a day if this does not turn around,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Tuesday. 

Earlier this week, a high-ranking official at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a

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