12 healthy things to do while staying at home
Given Illinois' stay-at-home order, many of us are spending nearly all of our time at home. During this stressful time, there are ways to minimize anxiety and invest in our health.
On pets: Options abound when it comes to flea and tick prevention for your dogFleas and ticks are more than just an annoyance. These parasites can transmit diseases to both dogs and their owners. There are several different ways to administer safe and effective preventions.
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus diseaseOlder people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women.
Fitness enthusiasts think outside the gymSteve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to recreate the atmosphere of his hot yoga classes now that his gym has closed due to coronavirus fears.
Productive tasks to make you feel better about being stuck at homeNow that the coronavirus has sent workers and students home, closed businesses and canceled events, it's going to be important to create new routines and find meaningful ways to spend our long days at home.
Workout routines change for Fittest Loser contestants as homes double as gymsEncouraged by their recent progress, the Fittest Loser competitors were determined to succeed despite their gym, park district fitness centers and more shutting down during the coronavirus crisis.
Not tech-savvy? Here's help for downloading books, using Zoom and talking to AlexaWith calls for social distancing, folks are shifting to technology. If you're confused about how to download library books or get Alexa to read you newspaper headlines, here are a few tips.
Keeping your hands clean is the best way to stay healthyHand-washing is in the news right now with coverage of the new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, as well as our ongoing flu season. It's an important topic because, although the exact means of transmission of this coronavirus isn't clear yet, we do know how influenza spreads, and COVID-19 is likely to be similar.
Room for Living winners enjoying upgradesThree Daily Herald readers are "living the dream" since they received big upgrades to their residences over the winter. All had written in during our fall Room for Living contest and sent photos of "problem areas" within their homes.
American parents now have the world's most distracting co-workersIn households across America, employees are attempting to work remotely while managing children whose schools or day cares have been closed. Just a week into the new normal, many are already panicking over how to sustain round-the-clock child care and their workloads.
2020 Fittest Loser writer adjusts to downward dogs and avocadosLike many, I have been working from home. But unlike many, I am quite used to it. Most of us are home honoring the order from Gov. Pritzker. That means Push Fitness is closed. But it doesn't mean my workouts have ceased.
Constable: Addicts must balance risk of coronavirus with threat of relapseWhether you are part of a religious congregation, an audience at a concert, or a crowd at a baseball game, those face-to-face interactions with others are important. When you are an addict working to reclaim your life, those connections can be literal lifesavers, and COVID-19 makes that difficult.
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