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Fitness apps for solo workouts like running, swimming, and biking have surged in a post-COVID world, with Bank of America seeing this as a positive trend for companies making running sneakers. (Source: Bank of America Global Research)

The pandemic leads to a running boom in America: Morning Brief

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Solitary fitness has replaced group fitness

In the 2010s, group classes became the fitness world’s hottest trend.

Services like ClassPass democratized yoga and barre studios, while the likes of Barry’s Bootcamp and Orange Theory helped combined buzzy HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts with an upscale, pay-as-you-go model that served as an alternative to the gym membership.

But with the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering most fitness classes — and research suggesting these settings are ripe for spreading the virus — Americans appear to have embraced solo fitness endeavors out of necessity.

And a big winner appears to be the performance running sneaker industry.

According to analysts at Bank of America Global Research brands like Brooks, HOKA One One, On Running, and Nike’s (NKE) performance running sneakers stand to benefit

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An Avid Runner & a Fitness Class Junkie Review Allbirds' New Running Sneaker

An Avid Runner & a Fitness Class Junkie Review Allbirds’ New Running Sneaker

Sneakers are notoriously hard to shop for online. It’s not like you can exactly tell where they’ll give you blisters or if they’ll run small by scrolling through some product shots. And while customer reviews are entertaining, we trust the experts way more than Donna in Wyoming who woke up on the wrong side of the bed before spilling her heart into a surprisingly dark review of tennis shoes. Which is why we had two PureWow staffers test out Allbirds’ new running shoes, the Tree Dashers ($125). Our in-house running expert, Catrina, and I, a self-proclaimed workout junkie, took the shoes for a spin and reported back after two weeks of wear. Here’s what we thought about the Allbird Tree Dashers.

RELATED: How to Get Into Running, According to a Coach, a Marathoner and a Total Newbie

1. When you first put on the shoes, what was your first impression?

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Two Honest Reviews of Allbirds New Running Sneaker by an Avid Runner & a Fitness Class Junkie

Two Honest Reviews of Allbirds New Running Sneaker by an Avid Runner & a Fitness Class Junkie

Sneakers are notoriously hard to shop for online. It’s not like you can exactly tell where they’ll give you blisters or if they’ll run small by scrolling through some product shots. And while customer reviews are entertaining, we trust the experts way more than Donna in Wyoming who woke up on the wrong side of the bed before spilling her heart into a surprisingly dark review of tennis shoes. Which is why we had two PureWow staffers test out Allbirds’ new running shoes, the Tree Dashers ($125). Our in-house running expert, Catrina, and me, a self-proclaimed workout junkie, took the shoes for a spin and reported back after two weeks of wear. Here’s what we thought about the Allbird Tree Dashers.

RELATED: How to Get Into Running, According to a Coach, a Marathoner and a Total Newbie

1. When you first put on the shoes, what was your first impression?

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

Rugby-After hitting the wall, Kaino wants to hit the ground running

WELLINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Jerome Kaino’s motivation started to wane as the weeks went by during France’s coronavirus lockdown but the former All Blacks flanker says remembering he probably had just one more season of top class rugby left helped him rediscover his enthusiasm.

The 37-year-old, who expects to retire from professional rugby next year, has been in isolation in Toulouse since mid-March after France’s government issued a nationwide lockdown to stem the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

The two-time World Cup winner told former All Blacks team mate Dan Carter that while he had initially been keen to keep up his fitness during the lockdown, he quickly lost all enthusiasm when it entered a second month.

“I was training pretty hard for the first four weeks,” he said in a video in Carter’s ‘Kickin’ It’ series on Instagram. “And then when we got to week four we got

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Marcus Trescothick has had his own battles with mental health

Running helps keep ‘positive mindset’ during lockdown, says Dom Bess

England spinner Dom Bess revealed keeping on top of his fitness has proven a suitable distraction from the anxiety he felt when learning the country was going into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bess last month opened up about his mental health struggles in an interview with The Sun and he discussed the topic further, including what can influence his “triggers”, in a chat with former Somerset team-mate Marcus Trescothick.

The pair’s conversation during Mental Health Awareness week took place on Zoom, a necessity due to the Government measures imposed by the ongoing public health crisis.

He said: “I’ve actually been alright during the lockdown. I was very anxious about the situation, not knowing how long it could be, but getting that structure in has really helped me.

“Getting out running and fit always gets me in a positive mindset and having a bit of structure.

“I know how

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England spinner Bess says running helps with virus anxiety issues

England spinner Bess says running helps with virus anxiety issues

London (AFP) – England off-spinner Dom Bess believes maintaining physical fitness has helped him cope with anxiety issues caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

“Getting out running and fit always gets me in a positive mindset and having a bit of structure,” said Bess, in a Zoom conversation with former Somerset team-mate Marcus Trescothick, whose own mental health issues cut short his England career.

“I know how it affects me,” added Bess, who first spoke about his mental health problems in an interview last month.

“I always call them triggers. Even little things like the weather.

“There’s times where it’s been really bad and I really struggle to get out of bed and the motivation is not there any more.

“I struggle with that quite a lot and getting going is always the hardest part for me, certainly in this lockdown.

“There’s been little triggers but I’m fortunate enough to have

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The CDC added 6 more COVID-19 symptoms to its list. Here's every symptom linked to the disease and how common each is.

A running list of every symptom known to be linked to COVID-19, ranked from most common to least

A worker wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, holds out a nasopharyngeal sample swab.
A worker wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, holds out a nasopharyngeal sample swab.

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  • Fever and cough are the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Shortness of breath, which is also common, is often the most dangerous.

  • Smaller groups of patients report additional symptoms like muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.

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When the novel coronavirus was first identified in China, patients seemed to develop at least one of three symptoms: fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath. The data was skewed, however, by the fact that most patients being tested for the virus had severe cases that required hospitalization.

As the virus grew to pandemic proportions, doctors have detected additional symptoms, including among mild or moderate cases. Some patients reported fatigue and muscle aches, while others developed purple, swollen toes that appeared frostbitten. 

Scientists also discovered that the

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Running Absolutely Burns Fat, but Here's How to See the Best-Possible Results

Running Absolutely Burns Fat, but Here’s How to See the Best-Possible Results

You’ve heard that running burns fat, and it’s true: “Running is one of the best cardiovascular fat-burners for one simple reason: it burns a significant amount of calories,” said exercise physiologist Tom Holland, MS, CSCS, author of The Marathon Method and fitness adviser for Bowflex. But not all runs are created equal when it comes to fat loss, so if that’s your goal, it’s worth taking a deeper look to ensure you’re maximizing the burn every time you hit the pavement.

How Do I Burn Fat by Running?

To burn fat on your runs, you have two options: a long, slow, steady-state run, or a faster, shorter run, which is often done in intervals of high speed and recovery. Good news: both burn calories, coming from your body’s fat and carbohydrate stores, but the amount and percentage of fat in particular that you’re able to burn will vary based on

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Best Nike Running Shoes | Nike Shoe Reviews 2020

Best Nike Running Shoes | Nike Shoe Reviews 2020

The company that would become one of the biggest names in sports began with a guy selling imported shoes from the back of his car. Phil Knight, a former runner for the University of Oregon, started Blue Ribbon Sports in 1962 to sell Onitsuka (later known as Asics) shoes in the U.S. In 1964, his former coach, Bill Bowerman, joined him and began experimenting with new running shoe designs, and that itch to push the envelope has been a Nike hallmark ever since. Although it’s now a global behemoth, Nike has maintained a strong commitment to creating shoes that help runners go faster and farther.

Building the House of Swoosh and Air

Early successes helped the company (which changed its name to Nike in 1978) establish itself

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She's a doctor on the front lines of the coronavirus. At home, she has no running water.

She’s a doctor on the front lines of the coronavirus. At home, she has no running water.

Every third day, someone from Dr. Michelle Tom’s family navigates their pickup truck 14 miles over the pothole-pocked dirt roads of the Navajo Nation to a community center. There, for about $95 a week, her family fills their water tank and hauls it back home to the double-wide trailer she shares with seven relatives in northeastern Arizona.

Or at least that’s how Tom was getting water before she had to cut off physical contact with her family because of the coronavirus pandemic that has raged across tribal communities. For now, she is living with a co-worker to maintain her distance and prevent spread.

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“I haven’t hugged anyone in weeks,” said Tom, who spends her days treating COVID-19 patients at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center urgent care facility in Winslow, Arizona, as well as on the Navajo reservation.

IMAGE: Dr. Michelle Tom (Courtesy Dr. Michelle Tom)
IMAGE: Dr. Michelle Tom (Courtesy Dr.
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