Why Adriene is My COVID-19 Buddy—and Everyone Else’s

I broke my torpor when our refrigerator started making a noise like a baseball card flapping in bike spokes. The repair guy, Todd, was the first visitor we’d had in 27 days. We rejoiced: Somebody new to talk to! Todd arrived in full surgical gear, as if we’d scheduled a gallbladder operation instead of fridge…

COVID-19 Antibodies May Fade Quickly. What this Means for Herd Immunity

People who developed only mild to moderate symptoms tended to produce fewer neutralizing antibodies than people with severe cases of COVID-19. A recent study found that 65 days after infection had passed, only 17 percent of participants still had potent levels of neutralizing antibodies in their blood. Early research has found that people who’ve recovered…

This Yoga Sequence Blends Energy Work with Asana

I found Energy Medicine (EM) two decades ago during a particularly dark period in my life. I was reeling from the collapse of my yoga studio and was in the throes of an unhealthy romantic relationship. I’d been practicing and teaching yoga for seven years, but I only had a vague understanding of energy. Even with my…

What to Expect If a COVID-19 Contact Tracer Calls You

Ignoring calls from contact tracers could put you at risk of unknowingly transmitting the virus to your loved ones. Contact tracers call people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Contact tracing is only as effective as people’s willingness to participate, and a small number of people who’ve contracted the virus or were potentially…

How 12 Weeks of Stretching Can Improve Your Heart Health

Researchers say 12 weeks of passive stretching can improve blood flow and improve your heart health. They say the stretching can reduce problems in a person’s vascular system and decrease the risk of events such as heart attack and stroke. Experts say aerobic exercise, weight loss, and lower blood pressure are also ways to improve…

Why You Might Want to Think Twice Before Making Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Recipes for homemade hand sanitizers are available online, but experts say those DIY products may not be the best option during the coronavirus disease outbreak. They say the recipes are too complicated for most people, and products that are mixed incorrectly can cause burns or other issues. The experts say washing your hands with soap and…

Are You a Striver? Yoga Can Help You Break Cycles of Overexertion and Stress

The will to perform and make progress has a long and enduring history in white America. When colonizing Europeans first arrived on the American continent, pilgrim communities advocated dutiful and strenuous work, hard labor, and, above all, “good works.” This was a motivating ethic: the more diligent and hardworking people were, the more likely they…

How To Make Cheese Burst Pizza Without Yeast At Home

There is no dearth of pizza fans around the world Some like their pizza healthy and some with oodles of cheese Pizza bursting with liquid cheese is a dream come true for cheese lovers The nationwide lockdown unleashed many hidden talents in all of us, some found their penchant for fitness, some picked up a…

Experts Confident Biden’s COVID-19 Response Could Speed Recovery

It’s now officially summer and increasingly more states are reopening their economies after a winter and spring where the United States effectively shut down during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time that summer temperatures rise and the nation at large grapples with how best to handle the coronavirus outbreak and protect against surges…