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Why experts say the pandemic-led virtual-fitness boom is here to stay

  • Much like how Netflix and Amazon disrupted the way Americans watch television and shop, experts say the on-demand fitness boom is ushering in the next wave of digitization in our lives. 
  • While the pandemic was integral to the rise of digital fitness, Matthew Schopfer, the head of research at Infusive, said it ultimately accelerated a push toward digital fitness that had long been in the works.
  • “The virtual component was already a big deal for us as a brand,” Retro Fitness Chief Marketing Officer Victor Bao told Business Insider. “And then as the pandemic shut down every single business in the world, we made a big thrust into virtual.”
  • We talked to leaders in the fitness industry and analysts about why they think virtual fitness is here to stay, even when the pandemic subsides.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The pandemic has drastically changed the way Americans exercise,

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Working From Home Is Here to Stay: Viewpoint

The Covid-19 pandemic has crushed the economy, sent joblessness soaring, and killed over a million people worldwide. But there are a few ways in which the pandemic may prompt society to improve, and one is remote work. Though it was initially necessary to keep employees from getting sick, remote work promises to make people more productive and happier while helping the environment and preserving infrastructure.

When the coronavirus struck, those who could do their jobs remotely often did. The number has gradually declined as our understanding of safety measures increased, but it’s still substantial:

And while many people will go back to the office after the pandemic is over, part of the shift will probably be permanent. A recent survey shows a substantial increase in the number of workers who say they won’t go back to the office full time:

There are certainly drawbacks to the remote trend. Those working

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Working From Home Is Here to Stay, So Let’s Get It Right

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The Covid-19 pandemic has crushed the economy, sent joblessness soaring, and killed over a million people worldwide. But there are a few ways in which the pandemic may prompt society to improve, and one is remote work. Though it was initially necessary to keep employees from getting sick, remote work promises to make people more productive and happier while helping the environment and preserving infrastructure.

When the coronavirus struck, those who could do their jobs remotely often did. The number has gradually declined as our understanding of safety measures increased, but it’s still substantial:



chart: Still Staying Home


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Still Staying Home

And while many people will go back to the office after the pandemic is over, part of the shift will probably be permanent. A recent survey shows a substantial increase in the number of workers who say they won’t go back to the office full time:



chart: Workers Won't Rush Back After Covid


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Lakers Fans Encouraged to Stay Home to Celebrate If LA Beats Heat in NBA Finals | Bleacher Report

Thousands watch as the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate their NBA championship in a parade down Figueroa Street in Los Angeles Monday, June 21, 2010.    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of winning their 17th NBA Finals, but fans who want to celebrate with the normal gatherings and parties that typically follow title wins are being advised to hold off due to the pandemic. 

Both Staples Center and L.A. Live in Los Angeles will not show Game 5 of the Finals on their exterior screens or host any potential postgame celebrations and the venue is encouraging fans to watch the game from home while exercising caution. 

The Lakers lead the Miami Heat 3-1 in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 set

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White House Staffers Exhibiting Covid-19 Symptoms Urged To Stay Home

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White House staffers have reportedly been urged to stay home and not come to work if they exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19, days after President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and numerous other close associates were tested positive for the disease with Trump being hospitalized at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

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According to an internal White House email obtained by New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi on Sunday night, White House staffers who show any symptoms have also been directed to “immediately contact your primary care provider” and “inform their supervisors.”

The guidance from the White House comes almost three days after the president first announced that he and his wife have been infected.

The White House has been criticized for its lax policies on mask-wearing and social distancing, with

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White House staffers get email saying to stay home if they experience coronavirus symptoms

White House staffers were urged in an email Sunday to “please stay home” and “do not come to work” if they have exhibited any symptoms of the coronavirus.

An all-staff email obtained by New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi directed members of the White House staff to “immediately contact your primary care provider” and “inform their supervisors” in the event of symptoms being presented.

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Runny nose, stay home? Canada schools debate how to act on common cold symptoms

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Just four days into the new school year, Trevor Boutilier’s five-year-old son was sent home from his Ottawa kindergarten with a runny nose and slight cough, and told to stay away until he’d had a COVID-19 test and was symptom free.

FILE PHOTO: A teacher helps a student close his personal hand sanitizer as he arrives for the first time since the start of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School, part of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File Photo

The local testing center was overrun, so Boutilier drove his son miles out of the city to a small town for the test. They waited for four days for the result, which came back negative.

By then, his son, who suffers seasonal allergies, had been symptom free for days and missed nearly a week

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Immunity-Boosting Breakfast Ideas You Must Try To Stay Healthy

A healthy diet can help you boost immunity

Highlights

  • Citrus fruits are loaded with immunity boosting properties
  • Ginger and turmeric are beneficial for your immune system
  • Fibre-rich breakfast can help you lose weight

It is often advised to consume a healthy and heavy breakfast. It is considered as the most important meal of the day. Breakfast provides you optimum energy levels to start your day and help in healthy weight management. The need to enhance immunity has been stressed enough in the past few months. A strong immune system helps you fight against diseases. It works as a defence against diseases. You can make certain modifications to your breakfast too which can help you boost immunity. Several foods, kitchen ingredients and healthy eating practices are beneficial for your immune system. Here are some tips that can help you consume an immunity-boosting breakfast.

Immunity-boosting breakfast tips

1. Add fruits to breakfast

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New York Homeowners: Stay Connected With Smart Kitchen Appliances

Every New York state homeowner wants to use technology to save money and make their home more energy efficient. But a smart home isn’t limited to using devices to control indoor temperature and turn on music. A smart home also has a smart kitchen.

There are many exciting and new appliances on the market to help get you organized and keep your kitchen running smoothly. Here are five appliances that can help you work smarter in the kitchen:

1. Interactive Refrigerators

Manufacturers such as Samsung have developed a smart refrigerator that’s interactive for the entire family. Not only will you be able to keep food cool at just the right temperature, you can keep track of expiry dates. You can also use the LCD screen on the outside of the fridge as a family calendar and message center and to watch the latest episode of your favorite television show.

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UK Tells Workers to Stay at Home

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The British government, in the grip of a second wave of coronavirus, on Tuesday told the nation’s workers to work from home if they could, a policy reversal that forced banks and other employers to readjust their corporate policies on the fly.

“We are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, adding that Britain had reached “a perilous turning point” as nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases were reported the same day.

Companies that had been under pressure from government ministers to get employees back to the office were scrambling to change their guidance for staff. Some had organized rotation systems to alternate different teams in

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