Health and Fitness Headlines

  • Outdoor activities like walking, running, hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, ice skating, outdoor fitness classes with social distancing are all good ways to stay fit during these COVID-19 days. However, just bring along a mask in case there are instances when you can't maintain social distancing with others doing the same thing.
  • Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada reported that wearing a 3-layer mask during an intense workout, like riding an exercise bike, did not effect workout performance or have a detrimental effect on blood or muscle oxygen. Moreover, the mask offered protection against virus that causes COVID-19, while working out in a fitness club.
  • As reported by the U.S. News & World Report, the Mediterranean diet is the #1 best overall diet for the fourth year in a row. - 1/2/2021
  • A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that intermittant fasting, in which you fast for 16 hours, improves cognitive performance, decreases blood pressure, heart rate, and blood lipid levels. Also, it reduces fat, lose weight, prevents obesity, and reduces tissue damage.

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