Coronavirus Update from Maryland Department of Health

I received a clinician letter from the Maryland Department of Health today regarding the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). To summarize:

1) There are no lab confirmed cases in Maryland thus far.
2) Testing is recommended for those with fever, cough or shortness of breath, and travel to China within 14 days prior.
3) If you meet the above criteria, call ahead to your healthcare provider before being seen so precautions can be taken.

More info and updates from the Maryland Department of Health, including precautions, can be found here:

Rules of Exercise over 40

On to my number one rule for exercise when you’re over 40 – don’t get injured! The key to staying healthy and fit as we age is consistency (in exercise and diet), and that’s also the most difficult part. I always recommend starting an exercise regimen gradually and don’t rush progression too much since the goal is sticking with it. This article has practical tips on avoiding injury: