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LIFE LINES: ‘Our world has now been rocked’

So the first question is: what have we learned?

Funeral homes say ‘look, but don’t touch’

It is a common social practice for Bahamians to greet people with hugs, handshakes and sometimes high-fives. They are freely given to say hello and bid farewell. And this physical expression of affection is given not only to the living, but sometimes to the deceased as well. However, during the current coronavirus outbreak this poses a problem.

Virtual wellness: Online classes to combat stress, anxiety and bad posture

What physiotherapist DeVonnia Bonimy-Lee enjoys most about her profession is the “detective work” that goes into understanding the source of each of her client’s aches and pains so she can come up with a tailor-made plan to address their needs.

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Skin care during lockdown

We are living during challenging times for the skin. Such times require unique and desperate measures. What can you do for your skin during isolation? Well, you need to be prepared to do some simple at-home measures to assist your skin.

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Low testosterone

Andropause, or male menopause, is a real health condition that thousands of Bahamian men, like their counterparts worldwide, often suffer unknowingly.

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LIFE LINES: Finding inspiration

Last week I saw a post on Facebook from someone which said: “I don’t want to see any more motivational posts.”

Families that exercise together build stronger bonds

New challenge seeks to crown ‘Evolve Fitness Family’

The team at Evolve Functional Fitness has put out a call for 20 or more families to participate in a new at-home fitness challenge.

Personal trainer teams up with brewery company to promote at-home fitness

THE gyms are closed, restrictions are placed on exercising outdoors, and the country will be under a nationwide lockdown until at least May 30. As a result, many are left to figure out creative ways to exercise at home.

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Penile implant leaves ‘permanent smile’ on pastor’s face

Since undergoing the first bionic penile implant surgery in the Bahamas, a local pastor’s life has been completely turned around – not only has his manhood been restored, but also his self-confidence and his joy in life.

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Classes for moms-to-be go online during quarantine

With the ongoing quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Prenatal Pampering debated whether they should cancel their planned Spring classes. But Brenika Smith, a certified childbirth educator, and her team ultimately agreed: “Babies are still coming, and babies don’t get cancelled.”

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Gene mutations can predispose Bahamian men to prostate cancer

What does prostate cancer have in common with breast cancer?

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How coronavirus affects salon and spa professionals

COVID-19 is spreading globally and has been declared by the World Health Organisation as a public health emergency.

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Grappling with gender and inequality

Gender is often misunderstood as dealing with women. Gender is actually the social construct of roles and behaviours placed on men and women in a cultural and geographic context.

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Men with shorter steps 40 percent more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction

Japanese researchers have concluded that men who take shorter strides when walking are 40 percent more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than men who walk with long strides. The study conducted at Hirosaki University in Japan determined that both erectile dysfunction and short strides when walking correlated strongly with men having weak pelvic muscles.

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Healthy lifestyles in the time of COVID-19

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.