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This year, with so many of us working remotely and staying indoors thanks to COVID-19, it's easy to slip into a routine that could be seriously hurting your health. A sedentary lifestyle can endanger your immune system, raise your blood pressure, and even dramatically raise your cancer risk. The good news is, researchers have determined the amount of time and activity you need to counteract the risks of sitting around all day—about 35 minutes of daily exercise will keep you healthy, even if you're spending the rest of the day in a chair or on your couch. A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine examines how different combinations of sedentary time and physical activity affect mortality. The study found that 30 to 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) is enough to basically eliminate the association between sedentary time and risk of death. So that means that if you're exercising 30 to 40 minutes a day—which is less time than the researchers had guessed—then it doesn't matter whether you're sitting around for most of the day or not. As long as you get in that spurt of exercise, it's not going to affect your health. (Looking for some easy ways to get a move on? Check out these 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tricks That Actually Work.)Making sure you're getting your daily MVPA may be easier than you think—according to the CDC's guidelines, brisk walking counts as moderate activity, as does gardening, scrubbing the floor, and "handling uncooperative young children." Vigorous activity, meanwhile, includes jogging, jujitsu, square dancing, and "carrying an adult or a child weighing 25 lbs or more up a flight of stairs." Lots of options (some more practical than others).The study, conducted by a team of international researchers from top universities including Cambridge, Columbia, and Harvard, was published in conjunction with the release of the WHO 2020 Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior, which advise that every week, adults 18-64 should "do at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity; or at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity; or an equivalent combination."So tomorrow, if you find yourself sitting around all day, just be sure to make time for your requisite 30 minutes of carrying your spouse up the stairs. Or, if you want a lockdown workout that doesn't involve person-carrying, square dancing, or jujitsu, check out these tips for getting in a gym-worthy workout using only objects that you already have in your kitchen.For more stay-fit news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter.
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The holiday season this year is going to be very different. The angst that is present because of the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to change even the most enduring traditions. From video conferencing to spending time social distancing, there will be many changes for families across the country. If you are still planning on spending time with family, it is important to remember that the symptoms of COVID-19 are diverse. As an emergency physician, these are the early symptoms I have found to be most prevalent in my patients. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Fever COVID-19, like many upper respiratory viruses, can cause fevers and chills. Although a fever alone does not guarantee that you have COVID-19, it is a very common early symptom that many patients experience. It can also be for a short duration, causing fevers for just a few hours to days. Some patients will develop worsening of their symptoms after the fever, while others may experience no further COVID-19 complications. 2 Sore Throat Many patients will develop a sore throat as an early sign of COVID-19. Prior to COVID-19, sore throat caused by a strep infection was a very common diagnosis. Many patients actually come to the Emergency Department specifically requesting strep throat treatment as they assume their symptoms are indicative of strep throat. Especially in areas where COVID-19 is on the rise, a sore throat should be considered to be COVID-19 until proven otherwise. 3 Fatigue Another very common early symptom of COVID-19 is fatigue. Some patients are reporting that the fatigue caused by COVID-19 is severe enough to make returning to normal activities very difficult. Even for the patients with minor symptoms, many are reporting at least a few days where they feel wiped out and exhausted.RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study Finds 4 Gastrointestinal Upset Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are some of the most common reasons that people will come to the Emergency Department. It also has been found to be another early symptom of COVID-19. Although nausea and vomiting does not specifically mean a patient has COVID-19, it is certainly a reason to be vigilant of your symptoms and seek out appropriate care. 5 Loss of Taste and Smell One of the most interesting symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss the sense of taste and sense of smell. Normally not associated with upper respiratory infections, it is a very common finding for COVID-19. Some patients never develop any other symptoms, while others can progress to any of the known COVID-19 complications. 6 Cough As with many upper respiratory viruses, one of the most common early symptoms is cough. Many patients are describing a nagging cough that is sometimes associated with a large amount of phlegm. Although it is a known early symptom, it can also linger through the entire disease course. 7 Headache Another early reported symptom of COVID-19 is that of headaches. Patients do not describe the headache associated with COVID-19 in any specific way, such as location, or severity of onset. It does not mean every headache should be viewed as possible COVID-19, but it should raise the concern especially if there was a high risk exposure.RELATED: 7 Side Effects of Wearing a Face Mask 8 Nasal Congestion Many patients have been presenting to the Emergency Department recently with increased nasal congestion and sinus pressure. This has been found to be one of the early signs of a COVID-19 infection. As the winter descends, and the pandemic persists through the normal "cold and flu season" it is becoming more difficult to determine if patients have COVID-19 or some other cause of congestion. 9 Final Word From the Doctor Symptoms of COVID-19, especially the early symptoms can be very vague. Although the concerning findings of shortness of breath, or low oxygen levels are discussed in the news, most patients have more benign symptoms. Patients must have an understanding of these symptoms and stay vigilant to their progression. With the Holiday Season coming up, it is important to ensure that even vague symptoms be monitored to ensure that the risk of spreading COVID-19 is minimized. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, or any other symptoms, do not hesitate to discuss with your primary care physician. And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
Since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Wuhan, China, one year ago, researchers have been scrambling to pinpoint people who are at a higher risk of contracting the potentially deadly virus. Early research determined that blood type was one factor that made some people more prone and others less to serious infection and even death. Now, a large study in Annals of Internal Medicine confirms previous findings that people with a certain blood type fare better when it comes to coronavirus. Read on to hear more about the findings, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.Certain Blood Type Groups Develop Antibodies, Says StudyThe study, published on Tuesday, found that people with type O or Rh−negative blood may be at slightly lower risk from the new coronavirus. The study involved over 225,000 Canadians who were tested for the virus. Researchers found that the risk of becoming infected with COVID was 12% lower for people with O blood type than those with A, AB, or B. Additionally, their risk for severe COVID or death was 13% lower. Researchers also noted that those with Rh-negative blood type — especially O-negative — also had some protection. Coauthor of the study, Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, told Reuters that people in these blood type groups may have developed antibodies that can recognize some aspect of the new virus, "Our next study will specifically look at such antibodies, and whether they explain the protective effect," Ray said.An alternative study published in November in the medical journal Nature came to similar conclusions regarding blood type and COVID risk. "Recent evidence suggests blood type may affect risk of severe COVID-19," it explained. Using data from over 14,000 individuals in the New York Presbyterian hospital system it found that those with non-O blood types had a "slightly increased" infection prevalence. "Risk of intubation was decreased among A and increased among AB and B types, compared with type O, while risk of death was increased for type AB and decreased for types A and B," they wrote. "Our results add to the growing body of evidence suggesting blood type may play a role in COVID-19."RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say DoctorsHow to Survive the Pandemic—and Save LivesKeep in mind that if you have type-O blood, that you are only at a slightly decreased risk of COVID-19 — which means you still need to be just as careful when it comes to following the recommended prevention methods. So how to stop the hospitals from filling up, and people dying? Short of a lockdown, CDC Director Robert Redfield plumps for mitigation measures like "social distancing, hand-washing and being smart about crowds—doing things more outside than inside. These are critical mitigation steps which, to many people, seem simple, and they don't really think it could have, you know, much of an impact. But the reality is they're very, very powerful tools. They have an enormous impact. And right now it is so important that we recommit ourselves to this mitigation." So follow those fundamental mitigation measures, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
Since the economic shutdown in the spring, health experts have continued to learn more about COVID-19 transmission, especially in terms of where it spreads like wildfire and alternatively, places and situations in which it can be controlled. During a Wednesday event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explained that another lockdown is not the solution to slowing the spread of the virus. However, he pointed out that there are certain places that are riskier than others when it comes to potential spread, suggesting there should be some "strategic closures." Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.The CDC is a "Strong Advocate" of Controlling BarsDr. Redfield supports making data based decisions. "The answer to controlling the COVID pandemic is not necessarily closure — whether it's schools or business, et cetera," he said, adding that "there may be some strategic closures that make sense." One type of closure he seems to be supportive of? Bars. "I've been a strong advocate that I don't think it's in the best interest of COVID control to have bars open till two o'clock in the morning where people are without their masks drinking ," he explained, "that maybe you should maybe have 100 people that have 200 people in it."He reiterated that he doesn't believe another lockdown is the answer. "I don't think we've benefited at all in our nation in controlling COVID by broadly shutting down businesses," he said. "Clearly if schools can learn how to do this safely and responsibly, airlines can learn how to do this safely and responsibly, businesses can learn how to do this safely and responsibly.""We should use data to define when we've defined an industry that poses a unique risk that may require some type of restrictions rather than these broad restrictions unfortunately that happened in the spring and summer,' he added. RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsDr. Fauci Has Said "Close the Bars"Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, has also has been more blunt. During a Facebook Live discussion with Colorado Governor Jared Polis he revealed that he has a "very terse saying" when people ask about what places should be closed and those that should remain open. "Close the bars, open the schools," he revealed. "And that's it and that really succinctly says it." He added, "It's clear when you do tracing about where you get these kinds of outbreaks."He explained that a lot of the risk in bars has to do with the fact that they aren't conducive to mask wearing. "It's bars, indoor seating at restaurants — particularly at full capacity — and when you're in a restaurant, it's very tough if not impossible to eat and drink with a mask on, unless you figure out something that I don't know about," he said. "So when you're in a restaurant and particularly if you're at full capacity without good ventilation, then you've got a problem, but bars are particularly problematic." Help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene and to protect your life and the lives of others, and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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