Call for a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to keep older people healthy and resilient

Public health agencies across the UK should launch a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to support older people through the pandemic and to keep them healthy and resilient over the winter – that’s the recommendation from a leading group of scientists and clinicians working in the fields of physiology, nutrition and physiotherapy. The recommendation will be…

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D.I.Y Roller Coaster Activity

While riding a roller coaster may not be an option these days, building your own from newspaper can be. Harness the first of Newton’s laws of motion — that objects keep moving in the same direction unless something gets in the way — to create an action-packed roller coaster game. The components are simple: Start…

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Pandemic Advice From Athletes

There’s a special kind of exhaustion that the world’s best endurance athletes embrace. Some call it masochistic, others may call it brave. When fatigue sends legs and lungs to their limits, they are able to push through to a gear beyond their pain threshold. These athletes approach fatigue not with fear but as a challenge,…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year

When Linda Coats realized she would not be able to host her children and grandchildren for Thanksgiving this year because of the pandemic, she and her husband considered volunteering at a soup kitchen and skipping the turkey dinner entirely. Instead, they decided to spend the holiday with their second family: Their neighbors in Lexington Park,…

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Enjoy the Holidays Alone

Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow are going to look different for everyone this year, but for those who live alone, these changes might hit particularly hard. There are an estimated 35.7 million single-person households in America — roughly one-third of all total households — according to data collected in 2018 by the U.S. Census…

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Students Return For the Holidays

For college students, this has been a semester like no other. The majority attended classes online and, because of coronavirus surges on campus, they have had to endure a host of restrictions — from rules against socializing to fewer dining options to limited or no access to libraries and gyms. “Rates of anxiety, depression and…

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Game Nights At Home

Monopoly takes forever. Candy Land is dull, Chutes and Ladders preachy, the Game of Life troubling in its implications. So even as parents scramble for offscreen entertainment over the holidays, the prospect of a family game night may drive them to despair. Some good news: We are living through a 24-karat golden age of tabletop…

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Shopping For Health Insurance

Amid uncertainty during a pandemic and a U.S. Supreme Court challenge, open enrollment in health insurance marketplaces began on Nov. 1. In all 50 states, individuals and families who lack insurance or want better coverage can enroll in plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act through Dec. 15, although enrollment ends later in 10…

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