Your SOS Guide to the 3 Covid-19 Vaccinations

 

 
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was just cleared for emergency use by the FDA, bringing the total to three vaccines, alongside Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech, that are now available in the US. Though the numbers might appear as if it is less effective, this Johnson & Johnson vaccine might be the one that many of us have been waiting for. Thus far we have not been given a choice between the two available vaccines and it is unclear whether that will continue to be the case with three in the mix. Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC all agree the best vaccine is the one available to you.

We turned to Dr. Richard Firshein of the Firshein Medical Center to guide us through the three vaccines. Dr. Firshein is one of the leading authorities and practitioners of integrative medicine, and our go-to expert for the most cutting edge medical news and information.

What are the basic differences between the three vaccines?

The three vaccines really fall into two categories: Pfizer and Moderna in one category, and Johnson & Johnson in the other. There are basic differences between the two categories. Pfizer and Moderna require 2 doses and subzero refrigeration for storage, while Johnson & Johnson requires just 1 dose and can be stored at temperatures similar to any other vaccine. Those two differences in themselves make the Johnson & Johnson vaccine far easier to distribute and get into people’s arms… the primary goal of all three. Read More

 

Dance Fever

 

 
Cooped up at home? Looking for the party? Turn your living room into the club and get your workout in too! From dance cardio to ballet to hip hop, there are thousands of online dance workouts to choose from, along with some great learn how to dance classes too! We did your research for you, combing the virtual world for the best in class. Time to shake your groove thing and burn some calories too!

DANCE CARDIO

THE SCULPT SOCIETY BY MEGAN ROUP

Ranked #1 Dance Cardio & Sculpting Workout, The Sculpt Society has a wide selection of fun and easy-to-follow classes, made so by its engaging founder Megan Roup. With an athletic approach to dance based fitness, the moves are simplified for anyone at any level. Combined with TSS sculpt classes, it’s a total body cardio workout made for a lean and strong physique.

BODY BY SIMONE

Created by celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue, the BBS method combines the intensity of cardio, the power of toning, and the joy of movement for an exhilarating workout. The BBS app offers a wide range of both live and on-demand classes to keep the routine fresh, achieve results, and have you coming back for more. Read More

 

The Art of the Cleanse

 

 

Every January, after a festive month of non-stop eating and drinking, many people decide to go on a “cleanse”. It’s usually a quick fix deprivation program designed to shed those holiday pounds fast, jump start your New Year’s goals, and get you mentally back on track. No sugar, no alcohol, no carbs, no fat, no more fun. It’s short term, so people think it’s doable, and a cleanse does usually result in some initial weight loss. The problem, however, is what happens after the cleanse… or during, should you slip up.

We checked in with our resident nutrition and wellness expert, Sarah Wragge, about whether to cleanse or not to cleanse after a period of indulgence. “Most people decide to do a cleanse because they think they must do something extreme to undo what they’ve been doing,” she says. “It’s an all or nothing extremist mentality, with no room for failure, and so it’s not sustainable.”

So here you are feeling congested, bloated, and confused. The good news, says Sarah, is there are a number of things you can be doing right now to get back to your fighting form and sustain it for the long term. Cleansing doesn’t have to be extreme, and it can actually be a regular part of your daily routine. Here are some healthy ways to kick off 2021, and keep it going all year!
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The 31 Days of Fitness 2021!

 

 
Welcome to the 31 days of Fitness 2021! We’ve got an action packed month of health, fitness, nutrition, and more in store for you!

2020 was a year like no other. The coronavirus pandemic upended all of our lives, and among all the many changes were our fitness routines. With gyms closed, we were forced to bring our workouts home. The good news was the digital fitness revolution that was already booming exploded with a plethora of streaming classes, Instagram workouts, and fitness apps to keep us in shape… in fact, almost too many!

As 2020 was a year like no other, 31 days of Fitness 2021 will be like no other! Style of Sport has partnered with V1VE, a new digital media network set to debut later this year. V1VE brings together the worlds of fitness and entertainment in a curated collection of the industries’ top and new stars – athletes, celebrities, chefs, fitness, health, and wellness experts from around the world – all streaming on one digital network. Together we are here to help you navigate all the digital workouts out there. We are showcasing 31 of the best of the best, featuring a different health, fitness, and wellness superstar every day to jump start your 2021 with a massive dose of healthy inspiration! Read More

 

You Smell Good!

 

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What better compliment is that! Radiate, intoxicate, and nourish skin inside and out with these healthy blends of fruits, florals, and botanicals.

ROW 1: TRUE BOTANICALS NOURISHING SHAMPOO $34. This antioxidant-packed, hydrating shampoo cleans and nourishes hair and scalp in a luxurious lather, with bright citrus and subtle floral notes to enchant the senses.

COSTA BRAZIL KAYA JUNGLE FIRMING BODY OIL $54. Costa Brazil blends powerful ingredients sourced from the Brazilian rainforest like mineral-rich Kaya, antioxidant-packed Cacay, and the aromatic healing properties of Breu. This intoxicating body oil features a cold-pressed Jungle Complex that is rich in omegas, Vitamin A and E for firm, radiant, and healthy-looking skin.

KEYS GALLEYON NATURALLY ANTI-BACTERIAL SPEARMINT FOAMING SOAP $19.95. Make hand-washing a sensory delight with this foaming anti-bacterial soap that soothes and cleans with a blend of natural Castile and naturally antibacterial Lakota Sioux grown Spearmint. Read More

 

What’s App?

 

 

All our workouts shifted in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, when gyms closed and we were forced to move our training home. Fitness apps had already become a popular way to train, and now there are even more workouts to choose from, right there in the palm of your hand. We’ve been demoing them all — boot camp, strength training, cycling, boxing, swimming, and more — and with gyms partially reopened, you can also take these workouts to go! Below are 12 of our favorite fitness apps. With free trials on all, find the app that’s right for you…

VARIIS (above)

SoulCycle, Rumble, Pure Yoga, and all the other boutique brands in the Equinox family (including all the Equinox classes) are here together on the Variis app. Whether you want to box, ride, stretch, or meditate, the most popular fitness instructors are on the app to recreate your favorite classes at home. Read More

 

Have Your Carbs & Eat Them Too!

 

 

Fat free, low carb, high protein… every few years a new diet trend comes along, eliminating one major food group while promoting another, touting the miracle health and weight loss results. What goes around comes around, and the cyclical nature of what to eat and what not to eat can get very confusing. The diet and nutritional trends we feature on STYLE of SPORT are a trickle-down from elite athletes and what they eat for sport performance. Carbohydrates used to be considered the go-to fuel source, but in recent years that has shifted to fat, which as it turns out is great for weight loss too. But the latest trend lets you have it all!

Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred fuel source, generally because that’s what we feed it. The body converts carbs into glucose for fuel. What it doesn’t use, it stores as glycogen. But there is a limited capacity to how much glycogen it can store, 2400 calories in fact, and after that the excess glucose is stored as fat. Carbs are easier to access for fuel than fat, and what the body will turn to first for energy. “Carbo loading” used be the norm for endurance athletes, with bowls of pasta consumed the night before a long race, and sugary gels during the race.

When carbohydrates are not available however, the body will tap into other fuel sources, namely fat. If you think of your metabolism like a fire, carbs are the kindling. But kindling burns fast, as opposed to those slow burning logs underneath which you can compare to fat. As such, many endurance athletes have discovered that fat is actually a better source of energy, and trained their bodies to be fat burners instead of sugar burners. The low-carb, high-fat Keto diet is a popular reflection of that trend. Gone are the bowls of pasta before a race, replaced the body’s own supply of fat, something many of us have handily stored in places we don’t want it.  Read More

 

Heal Thyself

 

 

For many fitness lovers and weekend warriors, overuse injuries often come with the territory. Luckily there are chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists to get us back in action as fast as possible. When the coronavirus pandemic hit however, those practitioners’ offices closed, and with that went the treatments and therapies on which we’ve come to rely.

Though many sport and physical therapists’ offices are now open, with Covid fears and the pandemic lingering, some people are still reluctant to go, despite the safety precautions doctors and health practitioners have taken. While we can’t replace the hands-on techniques of a great physical therapist, there are a number of things we can do ourselves to keep those nagging injuries from becoming more serious.

One of my primary sport therapists is Duke Chiropractic in Manhattan, where in addition to skeletal adjustments, they use active release therapy, along with a variety of other muscular therapies like Graston and EPAT to treat both recreational and professional athletes. I spoke with one of my doctors there, Dr. Peter Duggan, about what recovery therapies we can do on our own when getting into the doctor’s office is not an option or as convenient as it once was. Read More

 
 

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