ATTN: Our December Health Bulletin Is What You Need To Stay Well This Month!
Get updated on the latest medical advice for COVID treatment and products to help you stay on your health A-game
The end of 2020 has arrived—and you made it!
There's are many things be thankful for as this tumultuous year comes to a close, one of which is undeniably good health. Whether we and our loved ones have been spared from any major physical setbacks or have recovered from them, the old adage "health is wealth" rings truer than ever.
With just a few weeks left until we can bid 2020 goodbye (or good riddance, perhaps?), we're happy to share the latest in health and wellness to help you keep you safe today, and all the days to follow. We rounded up news on medical advice plus readily available health-related products just for you, so be sure to check them out below!
The latest on steam inhalation, a.k.a. tuob
Remember when the medical community was up in arms when it became known that tuob was being suggested as a local cure for COVID-19? It sparked a pretty intense debate about the generations-old practice of inhaling steam (often generated from a bowl of piping hot water infused with a variety of medicinal herbs or leaves) and how effective, or ineffective it is against the deadly novel coronavirus.
Five months after the controversy hit the news, Unilab released a health memo giving the real lowdown on the truth behind tuob.
First and foremost—and an advanced apology to the firm believers of the practice—it does more harm than good in COVID patients (or those suspecting to be infected) so do not suggest or engage in it. It's for your own and everyone's good.
The science behind it is pretty self-explanatory; tuob isn't actually a cure (i.e.: it does not address the cause of the sickness), but it provides relief of symptoms. If you have a congested nose or a painful throat, it could loosen mucus, soothe inflamed sinuses, or induce coughing to help you release phlegm. And while that's all good and well, what happens if a patient coughs or sneezes or blows their nose into a tissue, and releases infectious droplets into the air, and their family at home happens to be within range?
Doctors warn that tuob could actually help spread COVID this way, which totally defeats its purpose of addressing the disease.
COVID is best treated by professionals and a home-based care regimen must still be advised by a doctor.
Sekaya Raw Actives, the Christmas gift you can give yourself
We reach for vitamins, supplements, or even a good old glass of OJ and a bowl of hearty broth when we're in need of a health boost, but there's something else in the market that's designed just for that and achieves a lot more.
In case you've yet to discover them, the wellness market offers a little something called Sekaya Raw Actives, an open secret of those who mind their well-being. They're essentially powdered supplements you can mix with meals or beverages, and they're made of only of certified-organic plant-based superfoods (think kale, quinoa, maca root, pea, spinach, beetroot, and so many other wholesome goodies). They come in several varieties depending on what it is you want to add a little healthy kick to.
There's the Vegan Protein, Maca Factor, Daily Greens, Barley Green, and Powerbeet varieties, and the best news is that Sekaya offers a starter pack for those new to the raw actives game. Give the starter pack as gif to yourself or to a fitness friend and you'll get a huge thank you from them, guaranteed. Shop Sekaya here.
Amazfit Bip U, the latest in smart health accessories
"Multi-purpose" is part and parcel of how fitness is defined in the 21st century, which means we're always on the lookout for the best gadgets there are that aren't only trendy, but functional, too!
Enter the Amazfit Bip U, a smartwatch that pretty much gets to know you and your fitness routine and needs. It's gone a ton of features to love, including its ability to provide you with real-time metrics of your current workouts (it has the power to differentiate between exercises like yoga, running, cycling, and even kickboxing) and record vital information about heart rate changes, distance covered, your sleep quality, and reproductive health cycles for women.
It doesn't just take care of your physical health, either. If there's one thing that 2020 has taught the wider public, it's that health includes watching out for your mental well-being as much as you do with your body. This watch rises up to that challenge by introducing a stress monitoring system that's able to guide you through breathing exercises meant to keep stress at bay.
Really, there's a lot to learn about the Amazfit Bip U, and if you're a wellness buff, know that this was designed with you in mind! Order yours here.
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