New research suggests that obesity plays a major role in who contracts COVID-19 and the likelihood that the illness will cause severe symptoms or require hospitalization.  The Centers for Disease Control revised COVID-19 risk categories in June, placing obesity in the same risk category as those with compromised immune systems and type 2 diabetes. With…

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With the stay-at-home order still firmly in place for all of Southeast Pennsylvania, the gyms, studios, and schools where most of us routinely exercised are no longer an option—and likely won’t be for several months. The lockdown is, for many of us, leading to a more sedentary lifestyle. As we look toward a phased reopening…

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I got home last night and had a few surprisingly uncharacteristic minutes of nothing to do. My wife was picking up the kids from school and my parents, with whom we are temporarily residing as we purchase a new home, had dinner prepared. And so I stood uncomfortably in the living room before collapsing on…

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Yoga has grown so common that 14.3% of U.S. adults have made the exercise part of their fitness routine. Whether it’s for your physical or mental health—or just a way to relax—it seems we’re always learning more ways yoga can positively affect our bodies. But yoga is more than just stretches and poses. These three types of…

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