Eating disorders during COVID-19

Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental health conditions, claiming 10,200 lives each year, which is one death every 52 minutes. And the misconceptions and societal stigma surrounding eating disorders—such as only women have eating disorders and eating disorders are a lifestyle rather than a serious medical condition—hinders many people’s decision to seek help. The added stress of the COVID-19 […]

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Women had ‘alarmingly high rates’ of mental health problems during start of the pandemic

A study at the University of Chicago Medicine found U.S. women experienced increased incidence of health-related socioeconomic risks (HRSRs), such as food insecurity and interpersonal violence, early in the COVID-19 pandemic. This was associated with “alarmingly high rates” of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. The research was published April 5 in the Journal of Women’s Health. Other studies […]

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Study suggests wearing a face mask during intense exercise is safe for healthy people

Wearing a protective face mask has only a modest effect on the ability of healthy people to do vigorous exercise, according to a study published today in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers carried out detailed testing on breathing, heart activity and exercise performance in a group of 12 people while they were using an exercise bike with and without a […]

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Having plants at home improves psychological well-being during lockdown

An international study coordinated by the Research Group for Urban Nature and Biosystems Engineering (NATURIB) from the University of Seville’s Escuela Técnica Superior of Agricultural Engineering emphasizes that having plants at home had a positive influence on the psychological well-being of the dwelling’s inhabitants during COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers from the Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece), the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco […]

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Jason Tartick Had 103 Fever and Groin Pain During COVID: 'I Couldn't Walk'

A tough journey. Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe are battling the coronavirus together, but they are experiencing very different symptoms. While the former Bachelorette, 35, has been open about losing her sense of taste and smell, her boyfriend, 32, has been dealing with horrible pain and a high fever. Stars Who’ve Tested Positive for COVID-19 “For five days, I had […]

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Coronavirus dreams: how anger, sadness and fear crept in during lockdown—new research

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. Our dreams are no different. Soon after the first lockdowns started, people reported having more dreams than before, with different content. This was explained by the fact that many people were sleeping for longer, and waking without alarm clocks or an immediate schedule. Other people were experiencing more stress, […]

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How To Tell If Your Heart Rate Is Too High During HIIT

The operative word in the term “high-intensity interval training,” or HIIT, is intense. Whether you’re doing your HIIT workout as part of a group fitness class, virtually through a program like Peloton digital, or are following a routine alone, you know that sweating, grunting, and shortness of breath are partly what you’ve signed up for. Pushing yourself to the max […]

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