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April 14, 2020

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Health

Collaboration to assist the homeless in Toronto

he COVID-19 pandemic is bringing the operations of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to Canada for the first time. MSF provides emergency medical humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or who do not have access to medical care. A non-profit with medical program in 70 countries, MSF is collaborating with Inner City Health Associates (ICHA), Canada’s largest healthcare organization specializing in the care of people experiencing homelessness, at Toronto’s first COVID-19 recovery site for the homeless. MSF brings its medical, technical and logistical advice and extensive global experience leading responses to major infectious disease outbreaks, as well as a commitment to humanitarian principles. ICHA is the clinical services lead for caring for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak. The 400-bed COVID-19 Recovery Site, slated to open soon, is the product of collaboration across many agencies dedicated to caring for people experiencing homelessness who have contracted

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Fitness

The benefits of yoga for runners

For a runner, there is nothing more exhilarating than the rhythm of the breath and the power of the stride. It’s meditation in motion. Whether you are on a leisurely jog or pushing yourself to beat your last time, if you are a runner you are an athlete. Alongside its meditative qualities, running can be one of the most stressful things you can do to your body. This highly compressive, repetitive movement can result in stress and strain. Over time, this continual unilateral movement creates an imbalance, one which yoga can help restore. Yoga and running are a perfect complement, as if the two were created for one another. The meditative quality of running matches the oscillation and meditation that yoga brings with it. At the same time, the practice of yoga provides balance to the runner’s body by engaging the side of the body. The number one thing that

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