How to stay healthy during coronavirus

coronavirusThe habitual lifestyle of parents and children has been disrupted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All family members have a hard time school closures and physical distancing. We spoke with adolescent psychologist, best-selling author and columnist for the monthly New York Times, Dr. Lisa Daymour, to learn how family members can support each other and make the most of their time in this new ( temporary) normality. Continue reading “How to stay healthy during coronavirus”

6 Tips for Better Sleep in Summer

Better SleepAre you still sweating or are you asleep? Sleeping in summer can be a real challenge on particularly hot days. We torture ourselves in completely overheated bedrooms and toss and turn.
Often at some point sleeping in the heat is no longer possible. The next day is all the more agonizing when the lack of rest of the previous night troubles us. But why do you sleep badly in the heat? What helps against hot nights?
We have kept a cool head and started looking for the right answers for you. Our 7 tips will show you how to get a good night’s sleep. Are you ready to take a dip?
Tip 1: Gather knowledge – why do you sleep badly in the heat?
Finding sleep in the heat can be really difficult, but why is that? Our body lowers its temperature a little when falling asleep. He works best at temperatures of 16-20 degrees in the bedroom. Continue reading “6 Tips for Better Sleep in Summer”

Coronavirus: How to Strengthen Your Immune System

A strong immune system is particularly important in the fight against the coronavirus. Our chief physician explains what you can actually do.
A strong immune system is important in the fight against the coronavirus and of course against other viruses and diseases. Chief physician for internal medicine gives tips on how to mobilize one’s own defenses and explains symptoms and previous illnesses of an infection with the coronavirus.
So far there is neither vaccination protection nor effective drugs against the coronavirus. It is all the more important to actively prevent a corona infection and to protect yourself as well as possible. A strong immune system is helpful here. Because the better our defenses, the easier it is to stay healthy. Continue reading “Coronavirus: How to Strengthen Your Immune System”

Baby Fat or Puberty Pounds: when Exactly do Children get Fat?

over weightNobody is born overweight. At school age, however, one in five children in Germany weighs too much. Every twentieth person is clinically obese. Ten years ago there were half as many. A research group at the University of Mainz is investigating when exactly our children get fat. Continue reading “Baby Fat or Puberty Pounds: when Exactly do Children get Fat?”

Lose Weight through Fitness Training

LOSE WEIGHTThe secret behind losing weight is basically quite obvious: if you eat fewer calories than you use, you will lose weight in the long run. That is why there are exactly two ways to reduce weight. The first is to eat less or change your diet so that it contains fewer calories each day. The second way is to simply increase your calorie consumption so that it exceeds your calorie intake. That goes through exercise and sport. So if you don’t like a diet, you can lose weight through fitness training.
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