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The Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Worried Should I Be?

If you follow the news lately, you may begin to think that we are in the midst of pandemic poised to wipe out three quarters of the world population. However, while the Coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19) is a potentially deadly and apparently very infectious disease, and not something you want to catch, fear and panic are counterproductive and unwarranted.

In this post, we explain what the coronavirus is, attempt to alleviate any fear or panic you may feel, and provide some practical guidance to build resilience and prevent infection.

What Is the Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (CoVs) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). These viruses are zoonotic, meaning they’re transmitted between animals and people. SARS was first transferred from civet cats to humans, and MERS was first transferred from dromedary camels to humans. Common symptoms of coronaviruses include the following (listed from less to more severe):

  • Respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, coughing)
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney failure
  • Death

In a large majority of cases, symptoms are relatively mild and pass within days or weeks at the most.

Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective (last updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 @ 10:30 p.m. ET)

A careful examination of the statistics recently released by the World Health Organization and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention puts the Coronavirus in perspective: continue reading

A BioDesign Wellness Recommendation: Tampa’s MI40 Gym

Conditioning and transforming our bodies in the New Year is something most of us think about — with some of us actually getting into action. But at Tampa’s MI40 Gym, located just a stone’s throw from West Tampa’s Alessi Bakery, this Pollyannaish concept of “New Year / New You” just doesn’t meet muster.

And that’s because Ben Pakulski, MI40’s founder and owner, is a lifelong advocate of conditioning and body transformation. He’s not some fly-by-night personal trainer who just landed a cushy job at a local health club/meat market, where clients are told they can become lean and mean machines after just 30 days.

Nope. Ben is a purist when it comes to strength and conditioning, a mindset that enabled him to climb the ranks of the world’s best and highest achieving bodybuilders. For instance, in 2012, Ben was ranked the No. 1 bodybuilder in all of Canada, according to the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.

But before we tell you more about Ben and the remarkable health & fitness business he’s building right here in Tampa, let’s take a step back and discuss the benefits of a consistent exercise regimen.

The Benefits of Exercise

At BioDesign Wellness Center, we encourage all our patients to incorporate 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise into their lives. Whether you walk, run, swim, ride a bicycle, lift weights, or engage in any other physically strenuous activity, your body and mind benefit in numerous ways, including the following: continue reading

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