Bad foods always seem to be lurking around the corner. The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone’s lives in numerous ways, but people have and will continue to experience these challenges differently. Pandemics worsen existing gender inequities both domestically and abroad—and this one is no different. 1 While early estimates indicate that men are more likely to test positive for the virus, 2 there is insufficient data to determine the complete effect of the disease among different genders, races, and ethnicities. 3 Still, initial data suggest that the pandemic could exacerbate existing barriers to care that women experience, 4 particularly for women of color, women with low incomes, women with disabilities, and women living in rural areas. Additionally, as unemployment skyrockets and the stock market continues to dip, creating financial strain for millions, women 5 and people of color 6 may be less able to afford COVID-19-related and other health care. The discs are comprised mostly of water and need to stay hydrated so that nutrients and fluids can be properly exchanged within the spinal structures. For patients undergoing exercise and dieting for weight loss, drinking adequate amounts of water helps the body to metabolize fat and avoid water retention. Physical activity also seems to be very important for weight maintenance. In one study , which looked at 20-year weight gain in over 3,500 men and women, those who were physically active gained less weight over time and had smaller waist circumferences compared to inactive people. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced gyms and fitness centers in the city would be shut down until March 31. On Monday, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced gyms would close in those states that evening. Planet Fitness does not offer aerobics or specialized group classes like pilates, kick-boxing, Body Pump, or yoga. So if this is important to you, youll need to find another gym, or supplement your Planet Fitness membership with walk-in classes offered by other gyms, the YMCA, or a local community rec center. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examines women’s use of ambulatory medical care in 1997 and 1998 and finds that in many significant ways their care differs from men. Even excluding pregnancy-related visits, women were 33 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor, although this difference decreased with age. The rate of doctor visits for such reasons as annual examinations and preventive services was 100 percent higher for women than for men and medication patterns differed significantly. Women were not only more likely to receive hormones, but also dramatically more likely to have an antidepressant prescribed.