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Resistance band exercises are a low-cost way to stay fit during quarantine

Resistance band exercises are a low-cost way to stay fit during quarantine

Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines and apps in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to technology, there are still plenty of ways to exercise if your gym is closed.


Clear instructions • Adjustable difficulty levels • Effective workouts • Affordable

Infrequent workout updates • Programs locked behind paywall

The Resistance Band Exercises app offers a variety of workouts that you can do anywhere at home regardless of your skill level. It’s also a great option for those that aren’t looking to spend a lot for an effective workout.

I knew that working out last week was going to be the ultimate struggle when my period cramps woke me up at 5 a.m. on a Monday. But, despite the blinding pain, I also knew I had to squeeze in some type of a workout — for both my sanity and the

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Kumail Nanjiani Shows He's Keeping Fit In Quarantine With 'Eternal Flame' Plank

Kumail Nanjiani Shows He’s Keeping Fit In Quarantine With ‘Eternal Flame’ Plank

Kumail Nanjiani isn’t slacking off on his workout regimen while in self-isolation. 

In December, the actor and comedian surprised fans when he revealed a newly toned bod on Instagram in preparation for his role in Marvel’s “The Eternals.” Though that movie’s release has been delayed to early 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, he’s gone to creative lengths to maintain his superhero physique.  

“I work out as if my sanity depends on it,” he said in a Monday appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” when asked how he’s kept busy with most of Hollywood shuttered to curb the spread of COVID-19. “I really was doing it so much because I was like, this is the only thing left tethering me to sanity.” 

Elsewhere in the interview, Nanjiani offered a cheeky demonstration of his physical prowess by holding a plank while simultaneously singing the Bangles’ 1989 hit, “Eternal Flame.” His efforts

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Want to stay healthy in quarantine? Experts say to focus on these things

Want to stay healthy in quarantine? Experts say to focus on these things

Every morning, and most afternoons, my kids and I walk our dog Daisy. It’s not what I would call a workout — Daisy is more interested in sniffing than sprinting. But as we walk, we’ll spot ducks, geese and sometimes deer. Lilac blossoms scent the air, and traffic noise is down, so we can hear the birds singing. We get a chance to chat.

These walks are one thing I’m doing right during this pandemic, according to experts. “Going outdoors is good for people’s souls. The earth is still chugging on, spring has come and the leaves are green. That’s very reassuring. I ask my patients to try to go outside at least once a day,” says Dr. Kathryn A. Boling, a primary care provider at Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville in Lutherville, Maryland.

If you can’t walk outdoors safely, maybe there’s another way you can get some fresh air

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Jillian Michaels gives tips on prioritizing mental and emotional health during quarantine: 'Invest in your self-care'

Jillian Michaels gives tips on prioritizing mental and emotional health during quarantine: ‘Invest in your self-care’

Jillian Michaels is just like the rest of us as she navigates these unprecedented times. And with quarantine still a way of life, it is no surprise that the fitness expert is prioritizing ways to continue to maintain her overall health.

During Yahoo’s Reset Your Mindset event, Michaels discussed the effects of the burden of uncertainty that weighs heavy on many shoulders.

“Things are scary, crazy unknown,” she said. “We have our kids at home for those of us that have kids, we’re overwhelmed in pretty much every conceivable way. And at times like this, it’s absolutely normal to say ‘I can’t handle anything else. I’m checking out on my self-care and all the other stuff that I deem to be more punishing.’ But one of the most important things you can do is invest in your self-care and prioritize your health right now.”

The former The Biggest Loser fitness

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how the wellness gurus stay serene in quarantine

how the wellness gurus stay serene in quarantine

Lockdown wellness - Matt Roberts/Nick Hopper
Lockdown wellness – Matt Roberts/Nick Hopper

Meet our panel of wellbeing experts, who share the ways in which they’ve been coping with the coronavirus crisis at home during lockdown: personal trainer Matt Roberts,  food writer Jasmine Hemsley, Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine founder Liz Earle, nutritional therapist Ian Marber and chartered psychologist Suzy Reading. 

Liz Earle

Founder of the ‘Liz Earle Wellbeing’ magazine and podcast

“It’s a challenge juggling a calm and happy family life with four of my five children at home, while working and looking after my publishing team remotely. I’ve turned my dressing table into a desk with a large monitor so I can work in relative peace, with a pot of fresh ginger tea on the go – just a few slices of ginger root with a slice of lemon and spoonful of local honey.

I would usually see my personal trainer, Michael Garry (@michaelgarrylondon) regularly to

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Quarantine centres better than self-isolation for halting coronavirus, experts say

Quarantine centres better than self-isolation for halting coronavirus, experts say

Dedicated isolation facilities are key to ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to health experts in Singapore and London who compared home and government quarantine methods.

A simulation model was created to predict transmission of the virus using home and institutional approaches in a city of 4 million people, based on Singapore.

The results suggested that home-based quarantine reduced an infected person’s contact with other people by 50 per cent in the home and 75 per cent in the community, whereas institution-based isolation reduced contact by 75 per cent in the household and 90 per cent in the community. The findings were published last Wednesday in medical journal The Lancet.

“These results show the need for institution-based isolation to reduce household and community transmission,” said the report’s lead writer Borame Dickens and public health experts from the National University of Singapore and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

“We

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I'm gaining weight in quarantine and I couldn't be more thrilled about it

I’m gaining weight in quarantine and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it

I certainly haven't stepped on a scale recently, but I'm pretty sure I've gained a little weight. And I couldn't be more thrilled about it. <span class="copyright">(Photo illustration Ross May / Los Angeles Times; Getty Images; Apple)</span>
I certainly haven’t stepped on a scale recently, but I’m pretty sure I’ve gained a little weight. And I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. (Photo illustration Ross May / Los Angeles Times; Getty Images; Apple)

I went for a walk the other day. Something in the window caught my eye: my reflection. I can’t say for sure, but I’m beginning to strongly suspect there is a little more of me than there was at the start of March. Perhaps not coincidentally, it seems like every few days I have to stack yet another book under my laptop to avoid seeing a double chin staring back at me during video calls.

I cannot say I am surprised. I’ve been working from home and practicing expert-level social distancing for almost two months now. Everything about my life and my routine has changed. That my body is changing too isn’t a surprise

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Quarantine fatigue and stress is real. Virtual therapy can help

Quarantine fatigue and stress is real. Virtual therapy can help

We all know how the coronavirus threatens our physical health. We could get sick. We could die. We could become exhausted from the demands of work, family life and even just grocery shopping. And it’s a threat to our mental health, too. A lot of us — even people who typically don’t struggle with mental health issues — are having a tough time now.

That’s because all of us are experiencing trauma, whether we recognize it or not, says Melanie Ross Mills, a family relationship expert in Dallas: “Trauma sounds so extreme, but it’s the unpredictability. We’re all feeling some degree of loss of control or uncertainty.”

We’re worried about our health and the health of those we love, our jobs, and the economy. We’re not sure when social distancing restrictions will lift. And we wonder if things can ever go back to normal. “Anxiety can ensue without us even

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Why We're Having Vivid Dreams in Quarantine During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Why We’re Having Vivid Dreams in Quarantine During the Coronavirus Pandemic

why are dreams so weird during covid 19 quarantine

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If you’ve been suffering through weird, vivid dreams since we started staying at home, there are two things you should know: You’re definitely not alone, as social media users have made #pandemicdreams trend on sites like Twitter for weeks, and it’s absolutely normal, according to sleep experts. Even if you feel like you rarely experienced dreams before the novel coronavirus pandemic, there’s a good chance that unavoidable changes in sleep patterns have led you to feeling like you’re living through frightening or downright peculiar scenarios in your dreams. And stress may also be influencing the strange dreams (or terrifying nightmares!) you’re having, even if you are getting more sleep in your new schedule than you did before.

In fact, a new survey conducted by King’s College in London found that a majority of people in the United Kingdom are getting as much or more sleep now

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Chipotle adds items to fight coronavirus ‘quarantine 15’

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is promoting wellness with five new menu items that are targeted at customers who may have fallen off their new year health journeys during the shelter-in-place coronavirus quarantines.

These additional “Lifestyle Bowls” are inspired by wellness experts and the Chipotle Together Wellness Live-Streams, according to a company press release, and are joining the company’s already established Lifestyle Bowl lineup – including its Paleo Salad Bowl, Keto Salad Bowl, Whole30 Salad Bowl, Vegan Bowl, Vegetarian Bowl and High Protein Bowl.

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The bowls are named after and based on go-to orders for professional basketball skills trainer Chris Brickley, cycling instructor Cody Rigsby, nutrition expert Dr. Mark Hyman and fitness athletes Tia-Clair Toomey and Mat Fraser.

“Our fully customizable menu featuring only real ingredients is an

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