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How To Stop Using Exercise As Punishment For What You Eat

Illustration: HuffPost/Photo: Getty ImagesUnlinking exercise from food can have a profound effect on mental health, including helping to heal eating disorders. For many people, exercise and weight loss are seen as intrinsically linked. Between fitness industry messaging and the pervasive diet culture, it’s no surprise that we’ve developed a harmful connection between what we eat […]

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Cities Cut Back Homeless Sweeps During Crisis. Activists Hope They’ll Stop For Good.

Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood has long been home to a large concentration of homeless services. It has two of the city’s biggest shelters, several public feeding programs, and day centers that offer showers, restrooms, and gathering spaces for people with nowhere else to be.  Lately, though, Pioneer Square has become another kind of gathering place: […]

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Surgeon General Singles Out People Of Color To Stop Alcohol, Drugs In COVID-19 Fight

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Friday singled out African Americans and Latino communities at the White House COVID-19 press briefing, telling them to refrain from “alcohol, tobacco and drugs” to protect their health during the pandemic.  Minutes later, after a challenge from a reporter, he said his comments were “not meant to be offensive” […]

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Stop Obsessing Over Quarantine Weight Gain And Cut Yourself Some Slack

The “COVID-19 pounds of weight gain” memes popped up pretty much the second we started social distancing and staying home. And while it’s always infuriating when people make jokes about weight gain, the “Quarantine 15” posts and advice articles are especially gross. There’s already enough stress right now: Unemployment is skyrocketing, hospitals are on overflow […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘Ain’t Having It,’ Won’t Stop Working Out In Coronavirus Pandemic

Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t about to turn into a couch potato during the coronavirus pandemic. The 87-year-old Supreme Court justice is still working out twice a week with her personal trainer while employing safeguards, the trainer told Law360. Many gyms have closed to enforce social distancing during the pandemic. But Ginsburg continues using the Supreme […]

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Hilary Duff Tells ‘Millennial Assholes’ To ‘Stop Killing Old People’ Amid Coronavirus

Hilary Duff, patron saint of millennials everywhere, is using her sway to encourage her fan base not to be complacent amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The “Younger” star used Instagram to issue a stern warning to the “millennial assholes” socializing in large groups who could be carriers for the virus without showing symptoms and spread it […]