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Experts say pandemic lifestyle could affect memory strength

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Are you feeling more forgetful than normal? Cognitive experts said the pandemic could be the culprit.

Experts said the lockdown could have an effect on your memory because of the social isolation and chronic stress.

Some Madisonians are doing what they can to keep their memory strong.

Staying active keeps Samuel Bleisdowdy sharp.

“I think my memory is good,” he said. “With work I have to memorize lots of things being active and doing a lot of sports helps to clear my mind.”

But taking a walk down memory lane is a bumpy road for some.


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Alabama draws 8,000 music-starved Minnesotans in first big concert since pandemic

Tim Nelson of Stillwater rocked out at the last big concert in the Twin Cities: Kiss and David Lee Roth in February 2020.

Exactly 467 days later — everyone’s counting during the pandemic — Nelson attended the area’s first big COVID-era concert Saturday, featuring Alabama at Mystic Lake Casino amphitheater.

For country’s all-time biggest band, it was only the second show in nearly two years. And for the music-starved, finally-getting-out-of-the-house crowd of maybe 8,000, it was time to party. Maskless fans boogied to “Mountain Music” and “Dixie- land Delight” and sang along to song after song from the ’80s and

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Pandemic snack attack: Rise of work-from-home culture driving snacking trend in Australia

Mondelez’s State of Snacking 2020 report was much focused on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the snacking industry, and for Australia in particular, an obvious positive upwards impact was observed on local consumers’ snacking behaviour as a result of more people working from home during lockdowns.

[We] surveyed over 500 people [and saw] more snacking for many Australians [and the] results [have shown] a significant change in eating habits brought about by the pandemic,”​ Mondelez Director of Strategy, Insights and Analytics Tom Kimpton told FoodNavigator-Asia​.

“Nine out of 10 (91%) of adults told us they are

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Post-COVID-19 lifestyle tips to stay healthy as the pandemic eases

Many states are beginning to lift restrictions and ease mask mandates as they move toward business as usual. As more of the population gets vaccinated and the spread of SARS-CoV-2 lessens, people may begin to let their guard down. However, doctors say it’s still important to be careful since infected individuals can be asymptomatic but still contagious.

“As the world begins to get back to its pre-pandemic state, health should stay at front of mind,” says Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, PT, RD, lifestyle and preventive medicine physician at Loma Linda University Health. “There are things you can do

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