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I have read and re read the different e books when I need inspiration to do my work out. By the time I am 2 paragraphs in (to Female Fat Loss Over 40), I am ready to get my work out clothes on and go for it. I really enjoy the challenging work outs and the audio book with the different timing intervals makes it easy!! I am really enjoying your program, particularly these 2 months which are especially busy for me. I can’t always make it to Boot camp but I feel so much better when I exercise. It’s great to have the option of doing a challenging workout at home. I am looking forward to taking your program on my next vacation. Thanks!!

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Hey Shawna, I bought the FFLO about a month ago and have finally started using it on Tuesday. I quit waiting for Monday to start it. It's just been 3 days but I can already tell that it is working. I sleep better and want to eat better so that I'll see results. How can I mess up with menus and workouts spelled out for me? I know what I need to do and have worked with trainers over the years to know that your program will work. For me it has just been a matter of getting started. I gained 15 lbs over the winter and need to get it off. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Type 2 diabetes so exercise is a key part of my health. I love to walk / run but I know that with the interval training I will not only see the results I want on my body but my blood sugar will be where it needs to be. The interval training is a great workout for me in the morning. Then in the evenings I can walk for stress relief and to just relax. I saw myself in your message yesterday about the woman who still tries to walk everyday for 2 hours - who has time for that? I enjoy your blogs and am glad that I found you on Facebook! To good health!

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Quarantine and Isolation

Understanding the current guidelines for those infected with or exposed to COVID-19.

Your spouse has COVID-19, a coworker came down with the virus, or you have it yourself. So what do you do? If you’ve been exposed, it can take days or weeks for symptoms to show. In the meantime there’s a chance you could spread it to others. There’s also a high probability you may be infected but never show symptoms. So how long should you quarantine and what exactly counts as being “exposed”? And if you have the virus, how long are you supposed to isolate yourself, even after your symptoms are gone?

There are many questions and much confusion surrounding the SARS-coV virus. But by taking the virus seriously and following the following guidelines, you can do your part to help keep the deadly virus from spreading.

You’re Sick

When you test positive for COVID-19 or have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell, you should take the appropriate steps to protect others from infection.

• Stay home and only leave if you need to get medical care. This means no work, grocery shopping, or public transportation.
• Isolate yourself as much as possible from other people and pets in the home.
• Wear a mask when you have to be in the same room with others, stay six feet apart, cover your cough or sneeze, keep your hands clean, and disinfect surfaces.
• Tell people that you’ve had close contact with that they may have been exposed so they can take proper precautions.
You can safely be around other people if it’s been 10 days since you first noticed symptoms, you have been fever-free for 24 hours without taking medications, and your symptoms are improving. Your employer, however, may require a negative test before you’re allowed back at work.

If you had a severe case of COVID-19 or have a weak immune system, you may need to isolate for longer than 10 days. Talk with your doctor about when it’s safe to end isolation.

Tested Positive with No Symptoms

You may not want to trust your COVID test results, but it is better to be safe than sorry. A positive test result means you need to stay home for 10 days, even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms. If you do develop symptoms during those 10 days, follow the guidelines above.

Exposed to the Virus

After having close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should quarantine for 14 days after your last contact unless you’ve already had the virus in the past three months, have recovered, and are symptom-free. Why 14 days? It can take up to 14 days for you to develop symptoms after being exposed. During that time you may be contagious to others.

So what counts as close contact? If you were closer than six feet from someone with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes, you hugged or kissed an infected, you provided care for a sick person, you shared a drink or eating utensils with someone who’s sick, or an infected person sneezed or coughed on you.

Additionally, if you take care of someone who is sick, you must quarantine and avoid contact with people outside your home for 14 days after the sick person is able to end their isolation.

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