Found 136 blog entries tagged as Health.

Palm Beach County along with much of the country is in order to close non-essential business. This includes Beaches, restaurants (except for pickup and delivery), bars, golf courses, parks, gyms, marinas, schools are just some of the things closed in Palm Beach County because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Businesses considered critical and thus can remain open

Here are some of the types of businesses that will remain open as they are considered critical.

  • Hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, pharmacies

  • Grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores

  • Homeless shelters, social service agencies

  • Urgent care centers, physical therapists; mental health professionals; labs; blood banks, home health agencies

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Over thirty scientists at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter are banding together to do what they can to help fight the Coronavirus.

Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter is a large biomedical research center that specializes in the research and development of many different types of drugs and medical services. Scripps also houses some the world’s leading experts in a number of different fields, many of whom are now working together to see if they can help the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Palm Beach Post interview Scripps scientist Michael Farzan on the story.

“We don’t know that anything’s going to be helpful but everybody’s trying to provide some helpful piece on the margins, hoping to pull everyone forward,” said Farzan, who is based in…

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Palm Beach Gardens announced additional closures and changes to its business operations Wednesday in response to the new coronavirus.

One day after closing City Hall and the Building Department to members of the public unless they have an appointment, the city went a step further and closed both lobbies entirely.

All appointments or meetings will be conducted via teleconference, the city said on its website.

Palm Beach Gardens also closed all city playgrounds, athletic court facilities for pickleball, tennis, and basketball, and Lilac Dog Park until further notice.

Signage will be placed at the entrances, and the gates will be locked, the city said.

All closures and business operations changes take effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

These…

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In addition to staying physically healthy, we all also need to pay attention to our mental states. Research indicates there is a complex interplay between mental and physical health which suggests that doing things to keep ourselves mentally healthy can not only make us happier but can also improve our physical health.

Here are a few mental health suggestions straight from the CDC:

  • You should take breaks watching, reading, or listening to news stories about the Coronavirus pandemic. This is not to say you should ignore important information or bury your head in the sand. But you do not need a constant stream of real-time news about the pandemic. Set a few times every day—maybe first thing in the morning, during lunch and then again briefly…

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The Palm Beaches are filled with fitness fanatics—people who love to eat healthy, go to the gym, and practice active lifestyles. Unfortunately, one of the many difficult things about this difficult time is that many of the gyms in South Florida and around the country have shut down in order to practice responsible “social distancing” and reduce the spread of the new infectious coronavirus.

What this means for those who enjoy staying active is you need to come up with ways you can workout alone, or at home without the luxury of all your typical gym equipment. Here are some effective exercises you can do outside the gym.

Jumping Jacks

Jumping jacks are a classic exercise that get the job done. You can try doing timed sets or count the number…

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking seniors and anyone who has recently traveled down from New York to self-isolate and quarantine themselves for the next 14 days. This is critically important because when it comes to the coronavirus seniors are very at risk. New York travelers are being targeted as well because NYC has a very high (and rising) number of cases and medical experts are worried that some of these cases may spread into Florida as the Sunshine State is a popular destination among New Yorkers.

The governor’s requests came in the form of two executive orders issued late Tuesday.

The first order instructs anyone who has traveled from New York state over the past three weeks to immediately self-isolate for 14 days. It includes those who…

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Jogging is becoming more and more popular as people continue to look for ways to keep healthy and fit outside of the gym.

Everyone knows that jogging is good for your cardiovascular system and that it helps you lose weight, but here are a few lesser-known health benefits that you may never have heard of.

Jogging May Help Fight Cancer

Researchers strongly agree that jogging is helpful in the prevention of some cancers. This is achieved by the better oxygenation of the entire body while we are jogging. Cells that do not get adequate supplies of oxygen have been known to mutate more vigorously, often turning malignant.

Jogging Lowers Your Risk of Diabetes

A sedentary lifestyle and being overweight has been shown to directly increase your…

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So far Palm Beach County has done an excellent job of sticking together and avoiding panic. Yes, like the rest country we are experiencing shortages and certainly some inconveniences. Still, though, our resolve remains strong and we, as a community, are committed to getting through this thing together.

When it comes to social distancing and proper quarantine etiquette, however, one bad apple can truly spoil the whole bunch. As such, according to the CDC, here are 5 things everyone in the Palm Beaches and around the country should be doing during the Coronavirus.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Talk with your neighbors about emergency planning. If your neighborhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to…

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Where better to relax and unwind than the Palm Beaches? Here are 3 great, local spas that you are sure to enjoy.

The Breakers

The Spa at The Breakers offers guests OSEA spa services, as well as a salon area for hair and nail services. The Spa at The Breakers is the first and only spa in the U.S. to feature Erbe spa treatments. Erbe treatments use Erbe skincare products, an organic line with custom formulas dating back to 16th-century Italy. The Italian-inspired spa design features 17 treatment rooms, a heated sand-quartz bed, a private courtyard and lounge space for men, women and co-ed use. Prepare to reach a new state of relaxation on your next visit.

Jupiter Beach Resort

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit during your visit to The Spa…

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Palm Beach County is a great place to live if you like to keep in shape. It has great gyms, year-round workout-weather, convenient healthy eating options, and lots of great places to do yoga. Here’s a guide to a few of our favorite places to do yoga in Palm Beach County.

Zeal Yoga

Zeal Yoga is designed around a simple love for the practice of yoga. They aspire to keep things simple and keep the complexity of the world outside so that when you are on your mat you can connect with nothing other than your breath and your practice.

Breathe Salt & Yoga

As the name suggests Breathe Salt & Yoga has a unique salt room. They describe it as where the ocean meets land. Breathing in salt helps accelerate mucus clearance and improves lung function…

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