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Covid-19 Revelations: We Don't Need Gyms, We Never Did!

Insider I'm not sure how everyone else is doing during Covid-19, the lockdown and gyms being closed, but I'm personally down 12+lbs. True, some of that is muscle since I can't lift, but a lot of it was excess fat. The fact is, gyms are not always utilized correctly, and people can do better by getting proper exercise in the real world. The best use of a gym is inclement weather, week nights during the winter, or short duration high intensity weight training. Spending your weekends and even your summer week nights at the gym is a terrible way to get exercise. Walking (walking briskly or with a weighted pack if you feel walking is too easy, is still one of the absolute best forms of exercise in terms of risk vs benefits), hiking (even better than walking, introduces instability and elevation and usually involves that weighted pack), biking (mountain, road, gravel, even indoors - if you must), swimming (you don't need a pool to swim, open water is fun and free)

Orange Juice Sales Soar in Misguided Hopes of Warding Off COVID-19 While Diabetes is Number Two Comorbidity

Orange juice -which is associated with type 2 diabetes- is definitely not what you want to be drinking to ward off Covid-19. In NY State the number two comorbidity in Covid-19 mortality is diabetes. While orange juice might be a reasonable source of vitamin C, you are far better off eating spinach, broccoli, kale, sweet potato, tomato, or peppers. Basically there are many healthier options. If you doubt OJ is bad for you, you can always check your blood glucose after drinking it and see for yourself. NYS DOH COVID-19 WORKBOOK  I've also included a link to a British medical journal large cohort study that looks at this particular issue. Keeping in mind that the study actually found that most whole fruit consumption was only weakly inversely associated with type 2 diabetes (blueberries being somewhat of an exception), yet there was still a higher risk of diabetes in juice drinkers. Basically, fruit is likely not protective against type 2 diabetes (which makes