Friday, September 18 2020
For many people, stress levels are at an all-time high. Although we can’t completely remove the sources of stress from our lives, we can find tools and techniques that can help us better manage the stress. Improving sleep habits, increasing physical activity, practicing mindfulness and unplugging from the news or social media can definitely go a long way toward reducing stress. And, as this article explains, modifying your eating habits can also go a long way toward helping you manage your stress levels.
Tuesday, September 08 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2020) presently recommends that everyone wear a cloth face covering (mask) in public settings, where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a cough, difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea and diarrhea. Importantly, the CDC scientists report that recent studies indicate that many individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (i.e., are “asymptomatic”) and can transmit COVID-19 to others before showing any discernible sign of having the illness. The evidence suggests that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, singing, coughing, or sneezing—even if those persons are not exhibiting any symptoms.