During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's crucial for homebound older adults to find safe and effective ways to exercise, an expert says.
I haven’t been to a grocery store or restaurant since March of 2020.
I’ve avoided public spaces where it’s not possible to social distance and only took one close-to-home road trip last year. That’s my comfort level for avoiding the novel coronavirus.
If a person has gained some weight during the quarantine period, it is important for them not to be too self-critical. Several manageable adjustments can help people lose the weight they gained in lockdown.
By Joanna Gale
Every day there’s a new COVID-19 science story in the news – sometimes several. It’s hardly surprising. We’re facing the first modern pandemic and we’re desperate to learn more about the microscopic demon we’re battling. There have been quite a few COVID headlines about pets and other animals; whether they can catch the virus, spread it or even become ill from it. The most recent story is a group of scientists forecasting that cats and dogs may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future. It’s just a theory at present; currently veterinary and human health experts agree that animals don’t seem to play an important role in the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to humans. That’s welcome news for all those who share their lives with pets.
By Joanna Gale
Episode 1: I call them shoes, Dorothy calls them chews
There’s a definite whiff of hot dog sausage in the air. It’s no surprise, as I’m currently getting through about a packet a week, trying to stop Dorothy destroying our home and its contents as she indulges in one of her favourite hobbies: chewing.