Tag Archives: During

Should we stress about stress? Protecting ourselves during the pandemic.

COVID-19 has exposed us to a wide variety of different stressors. In the short term, our stress response is useful as it helps us respond quickly and effectively. But when the stress lasts longer, we have to identify and acknowledge the “downside” risks. We should not stress about stress but protect ourselves against it. Intense, prolonged stress… Read More »

How to combat weight gain during the pandemic (beyond diet and exercise) – CNN

But health experts strongly recommend you do your best to prevent excess weight gain during this historic and scary time. Dr. David Buchin, director of bariatric surgery at Huntington Hospital, is seeing that a large percentage of the patients battling Covid-19 in the medical center’s intensive care unit are obese. Patients who are obese are… Read More »

How Being Alone and Lonely Affects My Mental Health During our Current Reality

—For eight years I lived alone. Six in Southern California and two in Missouri. For a while it was just me, then it was me and my autism service dog, Tye. He’s decent company, though not much of a conversationalist. Eighteen months ago, my then twenty-one-year-old daughter moved in with me and for a few… Read More »