If This Is in Your Kitchen, Your COVID Death Risk May Be Even Higher
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If This Is in Your Kitchen, Your COVID Death Risk May Be Even Higher You probably know that some items in your kitchen can be hazardous if used incorrectly, from sharp knives to those bacteria-laden sponges you're definitely not cleaning enough. And while you of course know that your stove could cause fires or burns if you're not careful, there's another way your range could be putting you at risk that you likely didn't know about. Two recent reports, published by the Rocky Mountain Institute and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, suggest that the presence of a gas range or furnace in your home may be very dangerous.Their findings show that these common appliances could be wrecking havoc on your respiratory system, which is the last thing you need in the age of COVID-19. In fact, a recent study found that nitrogen dioxide, one of the dangerous pollutants a gas range gives off, "may enhance population susceptibility to death from COVID-19."Read on to learn the risks, and for another shocking COVID-related hazard to be aware of, check out If You Use This Mouthwash, the FDA Says to Stop Immediately.Read the original article on Best Life.
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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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