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Fort Lauderdale Psychologist Gretchen Heinsen recently shared some insights for mental health and wellness for those struggling in quarantine.

1. Stick to a routine.  Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care.

2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have.  Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth.  Take the time to do a bath or a facial.  Put on some bright colors.  It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood.

3. Get out at least once a day, for at least thirty minutes.  If you are concerned of contact, try first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, and try less traveled streets and…

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Since all gyms, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and all other recreational facilities are closed due to what going on in the world, many gyms and workout apps have been going virtual for you to still get your daily workouts in. 

Here are some free apps and workouts to try from home.

  • Peloton: the indoor spin bike and treadmill is continuing to host their live classes without an audience during this time. The app is free to download and is free for all users with a subscription for 90 days. Not only does Peloton offer spin classes and running but they offer cardio classes, boot camp classes, weights, yoga, meditation, strength, stretching, walking, and their newest class is dance cardio. 
  • Nike Training App: Nike has waived the…

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While there are plenty of great workouts you can do from home, most of them are cardio-based or built for high repetition. During this time of quarantine and social distancing, many of those who prefer strength training have the choice to either switch things up for a bit and focus instead on fat burning and improving their cardio, or they can come up with more creative ways to continue their strength training routines. If you choose the latter, here are some strength training workouts you can do straight from home.

Bodyweight Squat

You squat every time you sit or stand, but don’t take this exercise for granted. It works your legs and your glutes, the most powerful muscle group in the body.

Challenge yourself and try doing this exercise for a…

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Even if you have managed to keep your child or toddler away from news about COVID-19 in the media or overhearing adult conversations, they are bound to have questions.

Here are some age-appropriate responses from to the common questions a toddler might have. Most importantly, remember to keep your answers simple and age-appropriate.

  • Why can’t I play with that little boy over there?  We have to take a break from playing with others so we can all stay healthy.

  • Why can’t I have a turn with that toy?  We can’t play with other children’s toys right now, so we can all stay healthy.

  • Why are we wiping down everything with wipes?  We wipe things down to keep them clean. You don’t need to explain more than this—young…

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By now everyone has heard about the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). But the amount of information out there can sometimes be overwhelming. To stay safe, you don’t need to know everything about the Coronavirus, but you should understand the following basics.

COVID-19 Symptoms

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops…

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The Jupiter Medical Center has been ranked among “The Best” for the second year in a row. The local Jupiter hospital was ranked on the Palm Beach Post’s 2020 Best of Palm Beach County Awards. More than 270,000 voters have voted in the Palm Beach County Post. 

The Jupiter Medical Center ranked “the best” for Best Hospital, Best Place To Have A Baby, and Best Emergency Room in the Palm Beach County Awards.  

The Best Hospital

The Jupiter Medical Center consistently has the highest patient satisfaction scores in the area. The hospital has several other national recognitions and is the only hospital in Palm Beach County to receive a 4-star quality and safety rating from the Centers for Medicine and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

Best Place To Have…

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Now is the time to get some of those projects done that you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s redoing your garage or organizing your closet, here are some tips for getting the most out of your space.

Add Another Row

You can buy or build another row into your closet if it includes high cubbies that are not giving you enough bang for your buck. You can only efficiently stack clothes so high until it becomes ridiculous. That is why, after a certain point, it becomes better to add another row.

There are prebuilt wooden and plastic rows. Or, you can simply nail or drill a piece of wood in yourself to create more storage space in your closet.

Get Rid of Old Shoes

People tend to hoard shoes more than other types of clothing. This is an…

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Whether you call it cabin fever or going stir crazy—one thing is for sure, having to lock your kids in the house is no fun for anyone. While it’s important your children understand why they can’t hang out with their friends or do many of the things they usually enjoy, it’s also part of every parent’s job to step up during this pandemic and make sure their kids are doing more than just zonking out in front of your TV.

With that in mind, here are some fun, mentally stimulating things you can help your kids do during this time of quarantine and social distancing:

Set Up a Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to…

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A new Covid-19 drive-thru testing site will be opening up on Tuesday, March 31, in Palm Beach County. The site will be at FITTEAM Ballpark of Palm Beaches. County officials say they decided on this location because of its geographical location and size.

In order to get tested, patients have to schedule a telephone appointment with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. Patients can start making appointments on Monday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On-site testing will begin on Tuesday.

All testing will be done from inside patients' vehicles and results. Test results should take approximately two to three days to come back.

Individuals who test positive will be advised of isolation and quarantine protocols and referred for…

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There are still plenty of ways to stay connected to friends, family, and coworkers, even while practicing responsible social distancing. Here are a few of the things you can use to keep your sanity by staying connected while in isolation.

Marco Polo App

Marco Polo lets you talk to your friends through video chat — but it’s not live. Their push-to-talk feature creates a sort of digital walkie talkie where you leave someone a video, or ‘Polo’, and they watch it whenever they get the chance. This app is for people who want to see their loved ones’ faces, they want to hear what they’re up to, but they might not have the time to sit there and video chat.

Netflix Party

When the theatres are closed, and people can’t come to you for movie night,…

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