Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Still trying to figure out what to get people on your holiday gift list?  Fear not because we are back with some more suggestions…this time focused on health!  So many of us have been forced to workout at home and it could still be some time before people feel safe working out indoors sans masks.  So here is a partial gift list (full list here) … Continue reading Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Is there an increased risk of flying in the winter?

Much of the data around air travel indicates that overall, it is very safe and there is a low likelihood of becoming infected with Covid-19.  But new data shows that there is a caveat to all the studies. And as we head into winter, there is one concern travelers should be aware of. A few weeks back we discussed how the use of masks and … Continue reading Is there an increased risk of flying in the winter?

The harm of refilling plastic water bottles

We all know plastic water bottles are bad for the environment. And that we really should use eco-friendly bottles that are safe for us and good for the environment.  But we’ve all done it.  Used a plastic disposable water bottle and then refilled it several times in the vain attempt to be environmentally friendly.  But how many refills is too many? It turns out reusing … Continue reading The harm of refilling plastic water bottles

The truth about mask effectiveness on airplanes

We all know the pandemic hit the airline industry hard this year.  Fear of being in an enclosed space for hours with a potentially infected person next to you is real.  In June, airlines mandated masks with the hope of encouraging people to fly again.  But do masks in airplanes really work?  Studies say – YES! Various studies conducted appear to reach the same conclusion.  … Continue reading The truth about mask effectiveness on airplanes

What TWO items you should really sanitize daily

When the pandemic began in March, little was known about the virus or primary modes of transmission.  So many of us wiped down everything that we came into contact with or brought into our homes.  Groceries.  Take out food.  Mail.  Packages.  But the medical community has since learned that the primary mode of transmission is airborne droplets from an infected person. Heading into cooler months, … Continue reading What TWO items you should really sanitize daily

Getting more Vitamin D into your diet

Staying healthy and boosting our immunity is important and Vitamin D plays a big role.  Some studies show that the many ICU COVID patients have low Vitamin D.  Here are some foods you can add to your diet to maintain a healthy level of Vitamin D. You’ve probably heard that Vitamin D is important to maintain your health during the current pandemic.  In one UK … Continue reading Getting more Vitamin D into your diet

establishing covid-19 boundaries

Establishing Covid-19 Boundaries

Learn how to set your personal COVID-19 boundaries.  And how to make plans while respecting others’ boundaries at the same time.  Setting boundaries in different areas of our lives is important and helps keep us safe.  Add in a pandemic and you need to establish another set of boundaries.  Here are some steps to follow when establishing and enforcing COVID-19 boundaries: Determine your boundaries – … Continue reading Establishing Covid-19 Boundaries