SARS-CoV-2 Primarily Spreads in Close Quarters, Not Outdoors

SARS-CoV-2 Primarily Spreads in Close Quarters, Not Outdoors

The SARS-CoV-2 virus triggers COVID-19 infections, and how it is spread continues to be investigated. Experts believe most infections are acquired through respiratory droplets that are released when a person speaks, sneezes or coughs. These droplets may land on your face, hands or surrounding surfaces. Experts believe you may become infected by touching a surface […]

Our Brains and Bodies Benefit from Playing

Our Brains and Bodies Benefit from Playing

Play Makes You Smarter, Kinder and Braver, and is important for the generation of well-being. The replacement of physical play with technological gadgetry has many experts worried, as research shows playing makes people smarter, braver and kinder. Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, a nonprofit corporation is “committed to bringing the […]

Wilderness Safety Training For The General Public – U.S.

Wilderness Safety Training For The General Public – U.S.

REI Co-op and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) are launching a first-of-its-kind wilderness preparedness course offering Wilderness Safety Training to the general public. These programs allow students to benefit from NOLS field curriculum on a weekend timeframe, closer to home – ideal for all outdoor enthusiasts including trip leaders, camp staff, and any individual traveling in a remote […]

Daily Weather Safety App

Daily Weather Safety App

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – To help people maximize their health, safety and comfort when outdoors, AccuWeather today announced a new and important reference tool to enable individuals and families to assess how the weather conditions impact their bodies and activities. Called the AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature Guide, this latest advancement is easy to use and unlike […]

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

FLASH: The 2 most important treatment strategies for SAD are optimizing vitamin D level and Sun exposure. In addition to optimizing vitamin D and getting daily light therapy, the following strategies may also be helpful in the treatment of SAD: Exercise:Exercise is a well-recognized tool for improving your mental health. In a Y 2008 interview […]