Louis Gossett Jr. leaves hospital, more famous people diagnosed with COVID-19
Wonderwall 2hrs ago
COVID-19 doesn't care who you are or how famous you might be. Since early 2020, many of the biggest names in Hollywood, sports, royalty and politics have contracted the coronavirus. Wonderwall.com rounded up all the well-known people who've had the virus, starting with this film star... Actor Louis Gossett Jr. -- who's best known for his work in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Roots" -- was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late December and admitted to a Georgia hospital, but he insisted on leaving and heading home to recover after just a few days because, according to a Dec. 31, 2020, report from TMZ, the wave of coronavirus deaths on his ward "freaked him out," the webloid wrote. He checked out on Dec. 29 and went home to isolate, later telling TMZ, "Please wear masks, social distance, isolate, pray and listen within. We cannot survive without one another."
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20 must-read health books
The Health section of your local bookstore or online book retailer looks different than it did a couple of decades ago, when titles like Food-Free at Last: How I Learned to Eat Air or The South Beach Diet Supercharged were popular picks. Still today, authors—including would-be physicians, B-list celebs and underqualified fitness experts—dole out “health advice,” trying to convince readers that running themselves ragged with dieting and strenuous exercise will make them thinner, prettier, and happier. In fact, it has had an adverse effect, especially on women. The cruel dieting culture, incessant calorie counting, and little to no representation of health experts from diverse communities, along with the unrealistic standards set by the beauty and fashion industries, have led to eating disorders and severe mental health issues. Today, coupled with wellness, the topics covered in health and well-being books focus more on making healthy choices daily, keeping active, practising self-care, and being mindful of our mental health. Thanks to the body positivity movement, and some notable influencers in this space, we know that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. This is also a time when we are hearing from more underrepresented voices in this space, making health advice and wellness tips more inclusive and relevant for all. Start the new year off with motivation, stories, and advice on how to live a healthier, happier life that works for you. Get moving by adding these 20 must-read health books to your cart.
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