How to Combat the Negative Effects of Excess Screen Time

Work, school, and so much of daily life has gone digital as the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to remain home. And though maintaining connectedness with work and play is essential, it’s well-known that all this screen time can have a negative impact on sleep and, ultimately, your wellbeing. Luckily, there are some simple changes we can make to our bedtime routine and desk setup to combat and prevent these negative effects.

These Genetic Scores May Impact Your Risk of COVID-19

While no one can predict the ultimate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on society at large, emerging research does suggest there may be measures we can all take to help maximize our preparedness. Over the past few weeks, we've talked about some of these steps and how they can support your immunity and overall wellbeing during this time. However, yet another piece of the puzzle may lie in your genes, as they impact your predisposition for varying risk factors surrounding COVID-19. Here are a few ...

Take Control of Your Immune System with InsideTracker Immunity

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an unprecedented mark on society. Our lives are drastically different than a mere two months ago—both in how we live day by day and what we hold most important. And it seems that we can agree that our health and wellness are our most valuable assets. Luckily, in a time when it seems that much is out of our control, we can still take steps to ensure we're doing everything possible to protect ourselves and our loved ones. It's just critical that we take the right ...

Making the Most of Cancelled Endurance Races: Advice from the Pros

As the current health crisis unfolds, endurance athletes around the world are seeing races cancelled. This decision is appropriate and necessary to do our part in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, but, understandably, a number of athletes have expressed feeling that their training has been ‘lost’ or 'wasted' and are unsure of how to approach life without the structure and planning training provides. So we caught up with two professional athletes from the InsideTracker community to learn ...

Science-Backed Ways to Maintain Mental Health During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has thrust us into a new world of isolation and uncertainty that challenges our mental health daily. However, finding support in each other can help us persist despite this unpredictable time. So, we turned to members of the InsideTracker community to find out about strategies they find particularly helpful to support their mental health. It turns out, some approaches are so powerful that researchers have been studying them for decades—and some healthcare professionals go as far as to ...

The Right Way to Exercise for Immune Support Against COVID-19

With everyone sharing equipment, breathing heavily, and dripping sweat, it's easy for a novel respiratory virus like COVID-19 to spread quickly in places like gyms and fitness centers. So once social distancing guidelines were put into place, they were some of the first businesses to close their doors—and rightfully so. But while it might feel like fitness gains are being forced to take a backseat, it's imperative to get the right amount of exercise when your immune system is in the hot seat. ...

Being Proactive Against COVID-19: Blood Biomarkers to Watch

A major threat of COVID-19 is its differential impact on people with pre-existing health conditions; from what we know so far, COVID-19 is more dangerous for people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, hypertension, and cancer.[1] But if you (or someone you love) fall into this demographic, there are actions you can take to optimize your overall health and well-being—and your immune response to a potential infection. Here's a list of science-based changes to ...

Supplements that Support Immunity Against Respiratory Infections Like COVID-19

At InsideTracker, we've always been here to provide you with science-based guidance and the essential truths about your blood and genetic biomarkers—and now is no different. We noticed an influx of misinformation spreading about immunity and respiratory infections like COVID-19, and it's times like these when we feel we have a role to fill. Respiratory infections (also called respiratory tract infections) affect the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs, and include a range of illnesses from ...
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