Peloton sales surge 172% as people scrap gym memberships for home fitness

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For Peloton, the pandemic has been profitable. The at-home fitness company announced its first-ever quarterly profit, which was bolstered by a 172% surge in sales and more than 1 million people subscribing to its streaming classes.



NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company's studios on December 4, 2019 in New York City. Peloton and its model of on-demand video cycling classes has come under fire after the release of a new commercial that has been criticized by some as sexist and classist. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 04: A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company’s studios on December 4, 2019 in New York City. Peloton and its model of on-demand video cycling classes has come under fire after the release of a new commercial that has been criticized by some as sexist and classist. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Peloton has seen its fortunes soar this year because of the virus. Home-bound customers have been stocking up on Peloton’s line of stationary bikes and treadmills in recent months and the trend doesn’t appear to be fading, according to the company’s outlook.

The better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter

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Mimi’s Rock: Health and Wellness Products Enabling People to Be Their Best

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Mimi’s Rock Corp. (TSXV:MIMI; OTCQB:MIMNF) has launched its campaign on the Investing News Network’s life science channel. 

Mimi’s Rock Corp. (TSXV:MIMI; OTCQB:MIMNF) has launched its campaign on the Investing News Network’s life science channel.

Mimi’s Rock is a dietary supplement and wellness company offering a number of life science brands including Dr. Tobias, All Natural Advice and Maritime Naturals. The company’s leading Dr. Tobias brand features over 30 products, including the top-selling Colon 14-Day Cleanse and the #1 selling Omega 3 Fish Oil on Amazon.com.

Mimi’s Rock’s All Natural Advice and Maritime Naturals brands are focused on skin and beauty care. Both brands are produced in Canada and registered with Health Canada and under the EU Cosmetics Act. As the focus of its distribution strategy, Mimi’s Rock is working to develop its online sales platforms including its own ecommerce website as well as major marketplaces such as Amazon, the company’s

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We Asked People How the Pandemic Has Changed Their Approach to Health and Wellness

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This research is powered by the VICE Media Group audience. Using our websites and social channels, we invited the VICE, Refinery29, and i-D audiences to take an online survey in June 2020. We spoke to more than 4,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world. The majority of respondents were 16 to 39 years old.

How do you take care of your health and wellness during something so new and uncertain as a global pandemic? We asked readers of VICE Media properties around the world this very question. We found that in the midst of this global crisis, people are more concerned than ever with all elements of their health and wellness, with a doubling-down of priorities around emotional health in particular. Responses to our survey suggest that people are turning to simple, incremental ways to take care of their mental, physical, and medical health—methods that are within

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Planet Fitness reports bigger quarterly loss than expected; CEO aims to get people safely back to gym

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fifth anniversary as a public company, Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau (who has been CEO since 2013 and at the company since 1993) finds himself reporting a once unthought of quarterly loss for the one-time growth juggernaut, working out a bit from his home gym (but also going to his local Planet Fitness) and thinking of ways to keep gym goers safe in the age of COVID-19.” data-reactid=”16″Two days removed from its fifth anniversary as a public company, Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau (who has been CEO since 2013 and at the company since 1993) finds himself reporting a once unthought of quarterly loss for the one-time growth juggernaut, working out a bit from his home gym (but also going to his local Planet Fitness) and thinking of ways to keep gym goers safe in the age of COVID-19.

Suffice it to say, it’s not normal times as

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People Are Obsessed with Coconut Aminos, But Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Try It

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From Good Housekeeping

While perusing various recipes, particularly Paleo-inspired ones, you may have come across an ingredient that’s unfamiliar to you: coconut aminos. And if you hit Google to find out more about it, an array of health claims about the ingredient often pop up. Curious to hear more, especially if you’ve heard you can use coconut aminos as a soy sauce substitute and sidestep some of its sodium? Read on to find out the real skinny about coconut aminos, what it is, and whether it really has those health benefits you’ve heard about.

What is coconut aminos?

Coconut aminos is a seasoning sauce that’s made from the fermented sap of coconut palm and sea salt. But it’s not going to give your food a tropical twist: despite its name, it actually doesn’t taste like coconut. Coconut aminos has a taste that’s less rich

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Hoboken Warns People About Gatherings And Gyms Amid Coronavirus

HOBOKEN, NJ — After noting Tuesday that the city of Hoboken had received confirmation of 12 new coronavirus cases since Friday, Mayor Ravi Bhalla said on Wednesday that the city had confirmed six more cases: “all between the ages of 25 and 45, and several were related to situations where residents attended social gatherings that took place during the July 4 weekend both within Hoboken and in areas across New Jersey.”

Bhalla has been encouraging residents who may have been exposed to the virus to get a test starting 5 to 7 days after exposure, for maximum accuracy. Thus, those exposed on July 4 weekend would be more likely to get positive test results over the past week. Bhalla has said that contact tracing and interviews with the Health Department helps determine where people have been.

The new numbers bring the total cases confirmed in the mile-square city to 640

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16 Real People Affected By the Coronavirus Give Their Best Financial Advice

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken over the world. As of March 30, 2020, there were more than 770,000 cases and nearly 37,000 deaths reported worldwide. It has affected the young and old alike and turned daily life in nearly every country into a surreal nightmare.

From a financial point of view alone, it’s an extremely uncertain and stressful time. Millions of people are unable to work and yet still must pay rent, car payments, student loan debt and more. Buying groceries and other essentials has become a challenge for many, too, and not just because there isn’t enough toilet paper to go around.

However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t ways of getting through this pandemic. GOBankingRates spoke with 16 people around the world who have been affected by the coronavirus, from job losses to life-threatening health concerns, and asked them for their best financial advice. Learn what … Read More

How Pooled Testing for Coronavirus Could Help Test More People in Less Time

As pandemic re-opening efforts show mixed success, across the U.S., there have been reports of long lines for COVID-19 testing, and shortages in some places. One solution could be pooled testing, a strategy that’s already been used in China, Germany, Israel and South Africa to test a large number of people in a short amount of time.

The idea is to get more out of each COVID-19 test by skimming off a small amount of material from each person’s sample, combining them into a single ‘sample’ and running the test on that. If the sample is negative, then there’s a good chance that all of the people who contributed to that sample are negative for COVID-19. If the pooled sample is positive, then technicians go back and test each sample separately to determine which one was positive.

Such a strategy is a sort of testing triage, and could save on

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COVID Fear Is Keeping Chronically Ill People From Getting Medical Care

The novel coronavirus pandemic is keeping Americans away from the doctor’s office. For most people, that means little more than postponing a dental checkup or enduring a minor illness at home. 

But those with chronic medical conditions ― especially ailments that make them more susceptible to infections like COVID-19 ― face a nerve-wracking choice between staying home and letting their health deteriorate or taking their chances with the virus to get their regular care.

An estimated 45% of Americans, or about 133 million people, have some kind of chronic medical condition, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis, according to an analysis published in 2018.

These ailments require ongoing care in the form of frequent doctor visits, lab tests, scans, and medications administered in medical facilities. But these facilities are also places where people can contract the coronavirus, making life-or-death decisions about other health care more complicated. 

“The

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Younger people are driving new cases of COVID-19, putting the elderly at risk

People under 40 now make up the majority of COVID-19 cases, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from 17 states. We found that the average age of a new person reported to have coronavirus has fallen significantly since March. 

Though we are now seeing more infections among young people, the elderly suffer more severe outcomes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 out of 10 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the U.S. have been among adults aged 65 and older. Young people may be spreading the virus to more vulnerable Americans.

COVID-19 cases vs. deaths

In Lousiana, coronavirus has already killed more than 2,000 people over 80, compared with just 14 deaths in patients under 30. As of Thursday, the number of infected people doubled in less than a week.

In Idaho, which has seen a 54% spike in cases since last week, patients between 18

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