Posts filed under: Health & Exercise

Even though Governor Scott and his team continue to move us forward through the COVID-19 piece, slowly, one step at a time, life still remains very uncertain and incredibly stressful...
As I look at the calendar and see that we have turned to another month, I realize that we are now into the fourth month of the COVID-19 journey....
The Charlotte Children’s Center has seen countless little ones over the years for summer childcare, year-round daycare, and for a small preschool program. Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions and...
“Testing, contact tracing and isolation” is the new mantra for the COVID-19 age. Each is a critical part of the overall strategy to keep us safe as the economy opens...
Vermont so far has been spared the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aftershocks, however, are surely coming once stay-at-home orders are loosened, and when they come, they will further...
Nourish and enliven the body, refresh the mind, calm nerves, and have a bit of fun, too. Sounds like something we could all need a bit more of right now....
Thank you to the families of Charlotte who are staying safe and simplifying their lives in order to protect friends and neighbors. Here is a rundown of the role of...
Last week, Dr. Tim Lahey, Charlotte resident and University of Vermont Medical Center epidemiologist and director of the hospital’s ethics program, gave a widely viewed (over 100,000 people) live Facebook...
Symptoms: Covid-19 causes shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. This requires immediate medical attention. Covid-19 may come on slowly and take several days to get worse....
We all know that exercise is good for us, and if you’re like most people, you’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution to do more of it. Unfortunately, this is...
We tend to take breathing for granted. Without having to think about it, we are constantly replenishing our oxygen supply and ridding ourselves of carbon dioxide. Although breathing can take...
Unless you drive with your eyes closed, chances are you’ve recently noticed acre after acre of land in Charlotte with leafy green plants shooting out of black plastic-covered mounds. ...
Vermonters should feel very lucky right about now. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,182 cases of measles have been diagnosed in 30 states, including...
The health benefits of regularly performing moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) are well researched and acknowledged, but what about the impact of light physical activity on our well-being? Does...
It was mid March and I woke up to heavy, wet snow. I growled out the window, “Hey, it’s almost spring. Enough!” Then I panicked as I thought, “Is the...
The headline in The Guardian on March 1 screamed: “ ‘God knows how I’m alive’:” How a teen defied his parents to get vaccinated. Driven by his own curiosity and...
Physical therapists are often identified by their ability to help people rehabilitate injuries, but did you know they can help you prevent an injury before it happens? Although rehabilitating injuries...
My wife and I had just settled into our seats for a flight from Burlington. She had the window and I the aisle. ...
It’s officially resolution season, and once again weight loss can be assumed to be one of the most common goals of the new year. If trying to work toward your...
When you stop and consider your core, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are like most people you probably thought of your belly and abdominal...