Peloton Names Health and Wellness Advisory Council

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Peloton  (PTON) – Get Report, the connected-fitness company that’s been a darling stock during the coronavirus pandemic, rose Tuesday as it said it formed a health-and-wellness advisory council.

The council “will work closely with the company as it continues to look at how it can positively impact the physical, mental and emotional well-being of its community of members,” the company said.

“Peloton will collaborate with the council, which includes five renowned doctors, researchers and other medical professionals from the fields of cardiovascular medicine, cardiopulmonary exercise, neurology and neuroscience, and draw on their knowledge and expertise to help inform product and content development, community-focused and social impact initiatives, research projects and more.”

Peloton shares recently traded at $82.43, up 7.5%. They have nearly tripled year to date.

Peloton’s exercise bikes and online fitness programs have proven hugely popular during the pandemic, as gyms have been closed and people

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Mental health and wellness during the age of COVID-19

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of free mental health and wellness sessions this week.



The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.


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The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.

This four day virtual symposium started Monday and will go through Thursday evening.

Topics up for discussion range from suicide prevention to the impacts of being a frontline worker during the pandemic to racial injustice.

Some classes on Tuesdays schedule include: LGBTQ+ mental health, parenting during the pandemic and dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic.

Crisis center staff members, along with local and national experts, are giving the presentations.

In addition to this symposium, the crisis center offers 24/7 crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling for all Alachua County residents

Mobile Response Team Coordinator, Amanda Dilorenzo-Garcia, said

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Walgreens CMO Pat McLean On Becoming A Digital Health-And-Wellness Brand

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When Pat McLean joined Walgreens as CMO in November of 2019, he made some big plans for 2020 that included sponsoring the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Then a global pandemic happened. And while the 119-year-old retailer sprang into action as an essential service, the crisis exposed the company’s lagging digital strategy. With a renewed focus on health and wellness, McLean is committed to setting the brand apart and making critical investments to bridge the digital gap.

Rob Reed (RR): You joined Walgreens as CMO late last year, so the majority of your time has pretty much been during the pandemic. You obviously went into 2020 with a marketing plan. How has that changed?

Pat McLean (PM): Well, it’s changed dramatically. It’s been an amazing ride. I mean, 10 months. Some days it feels like it’s been about three years just because of everything

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COS’s New Activewear Line Will Be Your Go-To for Workouts and Beyond

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a person with collar shirt: Today, COS launched their active line of apparel for men with performance fabrics with cool minimalist style. Check out our favorite pieces here.


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Today, COS launched their active line of apparel for men with performance fabrics with cool minimalist style. Check out our favorite pieces here.

Confession: I don’t usually sport activewear beyond the gym. I’m that guy who changes clothes about three times a day—a carefully curated ‘fit for the office, an all-black workout uniform for an EOD sweat sesh, and a loungewear ensemble at home. Then 2020 happened and I wore the same pair of running shorts for a month (er, six…)!

I promised myself to step up my WFH style this fall, but I’m still spending a lot of time at home, and something about the “socially-distant outdoor gathering” doesn’t lend itself to breaking out your Sunday best. So as soon as I heard that one of my favorite brands, COS, was launching an activewear line, the hype was real.



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The COS Active collection

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Hillsborough ponders racism as health care crisis

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TAMPA — After Tampa City Council’s recent apology for the city’s racist history, Hillsborough County commissioners are poised to consider their own initiative declaring racism a public health crisis.



a man wearing a suit and tie: JAMES BORCHUCK | TimesnHillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller.


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JAMES BORCHUCK | TimesnHillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller.

“Hillsborough County’s collective prosperity depends upon the equitable access to opportunity for every resident regardless of the color of their skin,” the resolution reads.

It includes a 10-item action list ranging from promoting equity through all commission-approved policies to encouraging county vendors, contractors and others to provide racial equity training.

The resolution from Commissioner Pat Kemp is modeled after government action in Dallas County, Texas and similar resolutions in Mecklenberg County, N.C., Montgomery County, Md. and Dekalb, Cobb and Gwinnett counties in Georgia.

The idea grew locally from Our Community, Our Voice, a virtual community forum on racism and public health that Bible-Based Fellowship Church in

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What Is The Difference Between Vitamins And Supplements?

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Our body is a very complex mechanism, and like a machine, it needs to be fuelled to continue to run as intended. The primary fuel the body needs to function appropriately is food, and not just any food, but good and healthy food. Usually, the body makes the necessary vitamins to keep us in excellent health, but it makes them in insufficient quantities. Food is meant to supplement the vitamins in the body, anddietary supplements are intended to add to or increase the benefits we get from eating healthily.

What are vitamins?

They are organic compounds that are essential for good health. A deficiency in the number ofvitamins the body should have will lead to a myriad of diseases. Vitamin D deficiency causes pain in the joints and bone, along with extreme fatigue. A deficiency in vitamin B-12 causes heart palpitations, constipation, muscle weakness, and even depression.

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Looks Out For Health Care Workers: Homewood-Flossmoor Hero

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Diane Creal, hero.

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR, IL — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times.

Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. Together with Ring, we’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories.

This submission comes from Thomas Creal who nominated Diane Creal of the Homewood-Flossmoor area. Thomas and Diane are married and Thomas said Diane looks out for heath care workers.

Name: Diane Creal

State: IL

Home town: Homewood-Flossmoor

Hero’s job: Health Care

Relationship to nominee: My wife

Reason for recognition: Every day she manages the team that cares for patients in Cook

County Healthcare System.

One thing to know: Looks out for the heath care workers.

Submitter name: Thomas Creal

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COVID-19 and a summer of gun violence have hit Jane and Finch youth hard. A new mental health program is trying to help

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Fifteen-year-olds Colin Kishundial and Saif Khan have called Toronto’s Jane  and Finch area home for the entirety of their young lives. 

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It’s a neighbourhood that has notoriously struggled with higher  rates of gun violence, higher  tenant eviction rates and more recently, higher  numbers of COVID-19 cases than the rest of the city.

But despite a challenging backdrop compounded by the physical and social  perils of a global  pandemic, youth like Kishundial and Khan say they are determined to succeed  in school and life afterward. They have ambitions of finishing their education,  becoming entrepreneurs and giving back to the community that raised them without  fear of violence or discrimination. 

It is why Black Creek Community Health Centre began its education support  program for youth three years ago, which Kishundial and Khan have been attending  since January after struggling academically and emotionally at their local  public Toronto schools.

And it

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Thousands of Manitobans reaching out for mental health support amid COVID-19 pandemic

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a man sitting in front of a window: Coronavirus: Canadians struggling with mental health during pandemic


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Coronavirus: Canadians struggling with mental health during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an added layer of anxiety and stress for many, but it also has many reaching out for help.

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In late March, the province launched an online program with Canadian HR firm Morneau Shepell, aimed at providing support for Manitobans struggling with anxiety and depression related to COVID-19.

Since then, 3,460 Manitobans have used the service, according to a provincial spokesperson.

“I can tell you that number has been steadily growing,” Manitoba health minister Cameron Friesen said during a press conference Tuesday.

“None of us are untouched by this. There (are) the challenges of COVID-19 that we can see and they’re tangible in our every day lives, but the mental health challenges and our anxiety is no less real even though it is more invisible.”

Read more: Manitoba launches online program targeting those anxious

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Tips for maintaining your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

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Almost everyone has experienced some sense of loss or grieving during the pandemic.

Tips for maintaining your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

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It could be losing a loved one, losing a job, or just mourning the loss of the way life used to be.

Grief can be overwhelming and unexpected endings can cause strong negative emotions. Mental health experts say it’s important to keep the following things in mind:

  • Acknowledge the feelings of loss without judgment, allow yourself to feel sad.
  • Stay connected and talk to friends and family — call, video chat or meet outside with precautions
  • Journaling can also help express feelings
  • Create a new routine. Be sure to include exercise, hobbies and sleep.
  • If you’re struggling, reach out to a mental health professional for help.

It’s been said getting through the pandemic is a marathon and not a sprint, which means it’s

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