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5 Asian American Fitness Accounts to Follow and Avoid that ‘Quarantine 15’

Quarantine Workout

With the COVID-19 pandemic, closed gyms and at-home quarantines, it is more important than ever to take care of your health and fitness.

For those of us who are able to self-isolate at home during this time, it can be easy to put on that quarantine fifteen if you know what I mean (I know, I should drop a mixtape), and understandably so, since we are falling out of our normal routines of working out at the gym and staying fit. It is also important to recognize that many of us aren’t moving our bodies as much as usual as we don’t walk as much at home as we do in our normal day to day lives.

‘Healthy’ 44-Year-Old Marathon Runner in NYC in Critical Condition With COVID-19

David Lat

The 44-year-old founder of legal blog Above the Law and a widely recognized legal recruiter is reportedly in critical condition and under sedation after he tested positive for COVID-19.

David Lat has been put on a ventilator after his oxygen level dropped while fighting the virus at NYU Langone Hospital in Manhattan, according to his 36-year-old husband, Zachary Baron Shemtob via

Some People Think Kimchi Can Fight the 2019 Coronavirus


Kimchi may be able to fight certain types of coronaviruses, but not severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A few weeks ago, reports of the ability of the traditional Korean dish — cabbages fermented with spices — to prevent the infection circulated on the internet, but health officials were quick to debunk such claims.

Putting Vicks on Your Nose When You’re Sick Can Cause Respiratory Problems, Doctor Warns

vicks vaporub

A doctor from St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky claims inhaling too much Vicks in the longterm can lead to respiratory complications.

Dr. Hawa J. Edriss took to her Facebook on Dec. 29 to share a case of a middle-aged man she had been treating. According to her post, the man has a habit of applying Vicks VaporRub products on his nostrils and inhaling the vapors as a relief from nasal congestion, as he had been doing for more than 10 years, World of Buzz reported.

China Suffers From Mystery Virus Outbreak After 59 People Fall Ill


Chinese health officials have officially ruled out Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), bird flu, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as dozens of people in central China are infected by mysterious viral pneumonia.

A total of 59 people have been affected by the virus in Wuhan, Hebei province, China, according to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on Sunday night via The Straits Times. Seven patients are reportedly in critical condition.

8 Reasons Why Asians Love Bitter Melon

bitter melon

If an Asian parent tells a child to eat his or her vegetables, expect them to get eaten, appreciated and grown accustomed to. Yes, even if it tastes as unappealing as the bitter melon.

A vegetable in its culinary classification, bitter melon is a common ingredient in many Asian cuisines. In China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, among others, bitter melon is embraced not because of its unique taste but mostly due to its health benefits. 

Chinese Man’s Eyeball Pops Out After Getting Too Drunk and Tripping


A man from eastern China suffered what seems to be a rather bizarre accident resulting in one of his eyeballs popping out of his eye socket after slipping in his home while in a drunken state.

The incident happened late night on Monday when the 26-year-old unnamed man slipped inside his home in Lixia district, Shandong province, China, according to Qilu Evening News as translated by Daily Mail.