Health and Fitness

Small Business Weekend at Spa Adagio


Small business weekend is coming. What better gift to give than the gift of wellness this holiday season – we could all use some after 2020! Spa Adagio will be celebrating Small Business Weekend. On Saturday, 11/28, from 3pm – 6pm, enjoy specials on membership promotions, gift certificates and take a tour of the spa, taking in the old charm of the former rectory of St. Patrick’s Church.

Thank you for your support for small businesses like Spa Adagio.

COVID app may help contact-tracing challenges this holiday

Maryland businesses prepare for the holiday season in the midst of a pandemic surge in November 2020. Photo by Philip Van Slooten, Capital News Service.

Capital News Service – “Answer the call” and “download the COVID Alert app” have joined the growing list of pandemic precautions, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, as the Maryland Health Department battles a pandemic surge during this holiday season.

“Of course everyone wants to be with family and loved ones, but we are in the midst of a pandemic and cases are skyrocketing,” Dr. Katherine Feldman, director of the Maryland Department of Health’s contact tracing unit, told Capital News Service on Thursday.

Hogan cautions Marylanders while COVID-19 surges again

Governor Larry Hogan announces new restrictions to prevent transmission of COVID 19. Image via Facebook.

Capital News Service – A national surge in coronavirus cases and the highest positivity rate in Maryland since June has caused Gov. Larry Hogan to implement some restrictions and prepare for hospital surges while bracing against a trend that officials say is concerning.

Over 150,000 confirmed cases and 4,084 deaths have been reported in Maryland as of Tuesday, with a 5.24% testing positivity rate. The state crossed the 5% mark on Monday — the first time since June.

Feeling Isolated and Alone? Here’s How Exercise Can Boost your Mental Health


By Markese Hayden, Fitness & Wellness Director, Edward A. Myerberg Center 

The year of 2020 has brought many challenges that have adversely affected the health of numerous Americans. Yes, there is the apparent physical health challenges COVID-19 has presented for us, but the underlying component that has possibly suffered the most is our mental health.

The onset of COVID-19 has forced us into a time of self-isolation, fear, and an overall feeling of the unknown. As fitness and wellness director of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, I work with the active aging population daily.

I often ask them, ‘What is the worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic?’ The responses I receive often are missing loved ones, loneliness and feeling tired. Hearing their responses breaks my heart because I wish there were more that I could do to help their mental health.

COVID-19 decreased Maryland’s air pollution, research shows

An aerial picture of Baltimore from June 2018, taken during a research flight to measure air quality. Studies this year indicated a decrease in air pollution during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. (File photo courtesy of Sarah Benish.)

Capital News Service – In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, as stay-at-home orders took effect and more commuters worked from home or lost their jobs, air pollution dropped markedly in Maryland, according to a recent report from the University of Maryland and the state’s Department of the Environment.

State releases initial draft of COVID-19 mass vaccination plan


Governor Larry Hogan today announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft of the COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. The plan describes distribution in two phases, one for the most vulnerable and a second phase for the general public. Read the draft plan here.

Baltimore County will offer free flu vaccinations, October 17-18 


Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch today announced the county’s plan to host a flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.

In Northwest Baltimore, Live Chair is tackling health disparities for Black men in barbershops

Live Chair
Live Chair in the barbershop.
Alongside scissors and clippers, Live Chair is bringing health screening tools like temperature scanners and blood pressure cuffs to barbershops in Baltimore.

Two years after moving to Baltimore, the startup is growing work with barbers to spread health awareness among Black men, who on average die five years earlier and stand at higher risk of hypertension than their white counterparts. Through a new partnership with LifeBridge Health, the company is adding a health provider to the mix and expanding to more than 20 new barbershops in the Northwest Baltimore area.

Substance abuse deaths in Maryland spike during pandemic


Capital News Service

The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a spike in methamphetamine, alcohol, cocaine, and opioid-related overdose deaths in Maryland, according to a state health department report released Tuesday.

Experience World Wellness Weekend at Spa Adagio THIS WEEKEND – 9/19 + 9/20


This weekend, September 19 and September 20, is World Wellness Weekend – a weekend dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to make healthier choices. Spa Adagio, a Wellness Ambassador for Baltimore, will be participating, offering a wide variety of holistic personalized spa treatments. Check out Spa Adagio’s Facebook page throughout the weekend for wellness videos, tour the spa on Saturday and Sunday evening from 7pm-8pm (by appointment only), meet Anette Langsdort, Yoga Teacher 500 E-YRT, at Saturday’s Open House, make an appointment for a treatment and start the upcoming season with a refreshed mind and body.