Saturday, July 4, 2020

How New Zealand Eliminated the Novel Coronavirus

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 08: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a post cabinet press conference at Parliament on June 08, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 at midnight on June 8. Alert Level 1 will see people return to work, school, sports events and domestic travel without restrictions. There will also no longer be any restrictions on numbers at mass gatherings. Controls at the borders will remain in place for all people entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14-day managed quarantine or isolation. There are no longer any active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
While cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, continue to climb around the world, New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced on June 8 that the country has "eliminated the transmission of the virus for now." A combination of natural advantages and some of the world's strictest lockdown measures likely...

Dancers Shared a Petition For Race-Inclusive Ballet Wear

On June 7, lifelong dancer and recent high-school grad Briana Bell took to Twitter to share a cause of personal significance to her and dancers across the world. "Black dancers everywhere have to come out of their pockets to buy cheap foundations to 'pancake' their ballet shoes," she wrote, in order to match...

Free Mental Health Services and Resources in the UK

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Caring for your mental health has never been more important than it is right now, in a year where most people have experienced multiple psychological traumas at once. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our daily lives in immeasurable ways, and the fight for racial equality, which has led to widespread protests in...

2 Experts on How a Daily Yoga Practice Can Ease Inflammation

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If you're exploring different ways to holistically aid your inflammation pain, talking to your doctor about adding a yoga practice into your daily routine could be a source of relief. But, first, know that not every inflammation-focussed yoga practice is going to look the same. That's because inflammation pain (both acute and chronic) presents...

22 LGBTQ+ Athletes Who Speak Out and Lead the Way

There is so much potential for sports to unite us — you can see it after a home run drops over the fence, or a last-minute goal hits the back of the net, or a marathon finish line is crossed — but the truth is that athletic institutions and communities have long fallen...

2 Fitness Experts Explain the Differences Between Pilates

My home workout routine is mainly focussed on loosening my tight joints while stretching and strengthening my body in a way that promotes good posture to prevent WFH pains — which is why Pilates and barre YouTube workouts are my new go-tos. But the more I press play on the two fitness methods, the...

How to Prevent Lower-Back Pain During Push-Ups

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Let's hear it for push-ups — they're an amazing tool for sculpting triceps, they don't require a single piece of equipment, and after a few sets, you will definitely feel that glorious burn. But throw lower-back pain into the mix, and push-ups are just plain brutal. If you're healthy and experiencing lower-back pain...

Why Do I Bloat After Having Sex?

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Have you ever had amazing sex with your partner, only to experience discomfort and bloating in your stomach afterwards? You're not alone. It may seem strange to bloat after sexual intercourse — of all things! — but it's not as uncommon as one may think. Unfortunately there isn't a quick fix to ease...

What to Expect When the UK’s Gyms and Leisure Centres Reopen

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On Friday, 20 March, as part of the government's effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all gyms and fitness studios across the UK. We've heard little to no information regarding when they will reopen since, despite the release of the government's strategy for...

Naomi Osaka Named the Highest-Paid Female Athlete Ever

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 02:  Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a forehand in her match against Annika Beck of Germany on day one of the ASB Classic on January 2, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka has yet another impressive title to her name: the highest-paid female athlete in history. At just 22 years old, the Japanese tennis star raked in a whopping $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements over the past year, which is more than any other female athlete has ever earned in a...
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