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Benish Javed

Practical Tips to Safely Fast During Ramadan

Stay energized and healthy with these expert safely fasting tips during Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan is a special month of the year for Muslims around the world. This is a time when Muslims connect more deeply with their religion, reflect on themselves, and give back to their community. There are different kinds of…

Unpacking the Evidence on COVID-19 and Asthma

People with asthma face unique challenges when it comes to COVID-19. However, research suggests that people with asthma are not at higher risk for contracting the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or developing COVID-19 if they do contract an infection. Dr. Payel Gupta, a specialist in allergy and immunology, answers common questions about the new coronavirus, COVID-19,…

9 Tips for Meditation When You’re an Overthinker

If your mind goes a mile a minute, these meditation tips are for you. Although I’m a long-time meditator, I continually struggle to truly turn off my head. Enter my “monkey mind,” the intrusive, restless thoughts that derail me from finding mental calm. Even when I set aside time for stillness, a riptide of thoughts…

Bread: 10 Healthiest Breads for Weight Loss

Despite what you may have heard, carbs are not the enemy. As long as you eat the healthiest bread brands, there’s no reason that a hearty loaf can’t be part of a healthy trim-down plan. Just throw out whatever’s lurking in your bread drawer ASAP and restock it with these picks below. _ Food for…

The 6 Best Heart Rate Monitor Watches of 2021

A quick look at the best heart rate monitor watches Best overall: Fitbit Versa 2 Best for people with heart problems: Garmin Vivosmart 4 Best for runners: Garmin Forerunner 45S Best for cyclists: Suunto 9 GPS Sports Watch Best budget watch: Willful Smart Watch Best for older adults: Fossil Gen 5 Garrett Touchscreen Smartwatch A convenient feature of many smartwatches is…

COVID-19: 7 Steps to Washing Your Hands Properly in COVID-19

According to the Trusted Source, proper hand hygiene is vital to lowering infectious disease transmission. In fact, research has shown that handwashing lowers the rates of certain respiratory and gastrointestinal infections up to 23 and 48 percent, respectively. According to the CDC, washing your hands frequently is particularly important to help prevent the spread of the new…

Covid-19 Vaccines: Is it good to use Two Doses for Some Covid-19 Vaccines?

COVID-19 is the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. While many people with COVID-19 get mild symptoms, others can become seriously ill. Several vaccines have been developed to protect against COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has so far authorized three COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. Two of these are the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. Both of…

COVID-19: Signs and Symptoms of the New Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a diverse family of viruses that can cause an infection in both humans and animals. Several types of coronaviruses cause mild upper respiratory illness in humans. Others, such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, can cause more severe respiratory illnesses. In late 2019, a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 emerged in China. This virus has since spread to many other…