Day: May 7, 2020

Pentathlon couple balances training, military

Pentathlon couple balances training, military

He’s a unit supply specialist

. She’s a multiple launch rocket systems crew member.

Together, soldier-athletes

are a married Olympic

couple trying to navigate their way through the challenges of training for the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus pandemic.

Their sport consists of five disciplines, two of which they can’t practice at the moment — equestrian horse jumping (their stable recently closed) and swimming (pools remain shut).

For the rest, they improvise. They hone their fencing footwork in their Colorado Springs, Colorado, backyard, shoot laser pistols at a target in a nearby park (yes, they sometimes draw stares) and take to the trails for morning runs.

They met through modern pentathlon. They train together for modern pentathlon.

Their first date?

“Wasn’t a modern-pentathlon date,” said Elgeziry, who married Isaksen on May 30, 2014.

“Ice cream,” Isaksen responded. “We’re both fans of ice cream.”

Elgeziry is already qualified for his fourth

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6 motivating fitness goals that aren't weight or dress size based

6 motivating fitness goals that aren’t weight or dress size based

Fitness can be a right old journey, can’t it? And one way to ensure you keep yourself motivated and moving is to continuously set yourself realistic goals. At times it can feel as though there’s a lot of pressure to look a certain way (check out these influencers who are fully on board with turning that idea on its head), so it could be easy to focus your fitness attentions on losing weight or fitting into a certain dress size.

However, as we all know, that’s not always the greatest reason to keep going with your workouts: many women expect to magically feel more confident the moment they zip up a new pair of jeans in their “dream size” only to realise, nothing much has changed. Apart from the fact they’ve bought new clothes. Striving to achieve goals that challenge you mentally and leave you feeling like you’ve properly achieved

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Do you think you have the coronavirus? Here's what you should do.

Do you think you have the coronavirus? Here’s what you should do.

You wake up with a dry cough or headache. It could be the common cold or allergies, or it could be the coronavirus. 

So, what should you do next? 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts recommend taking the following steps if you’re feeling sick and think you may have COVID-19. 

Do an inventory of symptoms: Dry cough is one. Are you also short of breath? Do you have a fever? Normal body temperature is 98.6 Fahrenheit, and anything above 100 degrees is considered a fever. New symptoms recently added by the CDC also include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

Not everyone with COVID-19 will have all symptoms and a fever might not be present.

Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and can recover at home with medical care. Monitor

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How coronavirus is affecting the way we drink

How coronavirus is affecting the way we drink

Rebekah, 22, was never a big drinker. “I’m a fitness enthusiast, and would normally go to the gym five times a week, play football with a ladies team and have regular sessions with my personal trainer,” she says. “Since moving to London and embarking on my fitness journey, I’d cut down a lot of my drinking and seen major improvements to my mental and physical health – it made me feel great. Then the lockdown happened.”

On Monday 23 March Boris Johnson bound Britons to their homes to combat the coronavirus outbreak. People are now only permitted to leave home to buy food or medicine, do exercise or travel to work as a key worker. Needless to say, this has radically changed the way many people live, not least how our social lives work. “It has thrown me completely off my routine,” says Rebekah, who suffers from anxiety. “I

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What coronavirus restrictions are in place around the world?

What coronavirus restrictions are in place around the world?

Some countries are now easing strict lockdown conditions as the world continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

The global death toll stands at more than 200,000, with close to three million people having been infected worldwide.

As countries weigh up the risk of a fresh wave of virus cases against the need to kick-start their economies, here is the lockdown status in several nations:

Quebec’s premier says primary schools and nurseries outside the greater Montreal area will reopen on May 11 despite the fact his province has the worst outbreak in Canada.

Francois Legault said facilities in greater Montreal will reopen the next week, on May 19. He said attendance will not be mandatory, but he is reopening schools for social and educational reasons.

Mr Legault said high schools, junior colleges and universities will remain closed until September. He is urging those institutions to do as much online teaching as … Read More

How Portugal saved itself from the coronavirus tragedy in neighbouring Spain

How Portugal saved itself from the coronavirus tragedy in neighbouring Spain

On Feb 29 news that the author Luis Sepúlveda was fighting for his life after testing positive for Covid-19 in a Spanish hospital intensive care ward raised the alarm in Portugal, where a week earlier he had attended a literary festival in Póvoa de Varzim, near Porto.

The Chilean-born writer and journalist died at the age of 70 and became one of more than 25,000 victims of coronavirus in Spain, Europe’s largest epidemic with close to 220,000 registered positives. 

In Portugal, which identified its first cases of coronavirus on March 2, the official death toll on Sunday stood at 1,063 with 25,524 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 

Portugal’s reaction was swift. Lockdown measures were announced on March 13, the same day as Spain, even though only 122 Covid-19 cases were recorded and zero deaths. Spain’s death toll stood at 132, with more than 5,000 confirmed cases. 

Coronavirus Portugal Spotlight Chart –

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

10 things you need to know today: May 4, 2020


President Trump on Sunday participated in a virtual town hall with Fox News at the Lincoln Memorial, telling moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum that he is “very confident” that there will be a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. “We’ll have a vaccine much sooner rather than later,” he claimed. Some health experts have warned it could take 18 months to have an effective vaccine ready. Trump’s comments came after Sir John Bell, an immunologist and the Regius Chair of Medicine at the University of Oxford, said on NBC’s Meet the Press that researchers would “get a signal by June” about whether Oxford’s highly anticipated coronavirus vaccine works. He said the “prospects are pretty good,” but if the vaccine works it will probably not be a one-time vaccine but a seasonal one that requires updates as the virus mutates. [Fox News, NBC News]

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NYC ER Doctor With COVID-19 Shares Symptoms And Recovery

NYC ER Doctor With COVID-19 Shares Symptoms And Recovery

I’m an emergency medicine physician at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center, and I was out for 14 days recovering from the illness myself. I had every symptom: a fever for days, chest pain, and I couldn’t breathe. I was self-isolating in a separate bedroom as my wife and daughter, and I missed my 13-month-old’s first steps. It broke my heart.

Returning to work was horrific, and I felt like I was going into battle. I was fully gowned up, with two masks, a shield, and a head cover. I probably wore all this for six or seven hours before I could take it off for a five-minute break and eat something. By that point, my face hurt, my forehead hurt, my ears hurt…

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But that didn’t compare to the emotional shock. My first day back, I walked around and every single person in every room was on a

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HoCo Fitness Expert Offers Exercise, Eating Tips: Coronavirus

HoCo Fitness Expert Offers Exercise, Eating Tips: Coronavirus

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — People finding themselves cooped up inside are struggling to find ways to stay active. County park trails are still open for people to hike on and a walk around the block while practicing social distancing works, too. Aaron Behrens, owner of GYMGUYZ in Ellicott City, as well as Gaithersburg, Annapolis, Bethesda and the D.C. Metro, has some ideas to help keep everyone engaged and active, from families to those working at home.

“Parents should focus on making exercise fun and playful. One great thing to do with kids is dance and exercise,” Behrens told Patch.

He suggested the following for both parents and kids:

  • Dance for one minute, stop the music and do five push ups, then start dancing again.

  • Dance for one minute, stop the music and jog in place for 20 seconds, then start dancing again.

  • Dance for one minute, stop the music and

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Meet the Doctors and Nurses Treating Coronavirus Patients in NYC

Meet the Doctors and Nurses Treating Coronavirus Patients in NYC

WHEN’S THE LAST time you were in a hospital? As the patient.

Maybe it’s been a while. Here’s how it goes, usually: You’re in the bed. Seven a.m. is shift change. The night nurse comes in—she’s going home, so she makes sure everything is all set for the day nurse. (You think you know what nurses do, but until you spend some time in a hospital, you have no idea. Nurses run health care.)

Guy shuffles in to take the trash. He whips the new bag in the air, and the noise is like a firecracker.

Does he not know I’m sleeping?

You didn’t sleep much, what with the beeping machines, the whirring of the IV, the glow of the monitor logging your pulse, blood-oxygen level, everything.

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A woman comes in to wipe everything down. The bracing smell of the disinfectant cools your nostrils. There’s something comforting about

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