Outdoor Fitness, Dining Flexibility Allowed For Fairfax Reopening

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA — On Thursday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved emergency rules allowing flexibility for outdoor restaurant and exercise facilities as phase one of reopening starts Friday. The board also allowed blanket approval for individual Virginia ABC license applications.

The county usually does not permit restaurant and exercise facilities to operate in places like parking lots without specific approval. Under the emergency allowance, these facilities can use existing patios, sidewalks and paved parking spaces without the need for individual approvals from the county. Businesses must follow state reopening and county ordinance requirements.

The emergency ordinance applies to restaurants, breweries and winery tasting rooms — breweries and wineries must follow their existing food-service restrictions. Exercise facilities covered under the ordinance are gyms, fitness centers, recreation centers and sports facilities.

“As Phase One begins in Fairfax County, our hope is this emergency ordinance will give many business owners the

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Jillian Michaels gives tips on prioritizing mental and emotional health during quarantine: ‘Invest in your self-care’

Jillian Michaels is just like the rest of us as she navigates these unprecedented times. And with quarantine still a way of life, it is no surprise that the fitness expert is prioritizing ways to continue to maintain her overall health.

During Yahoo’s Reset Your Mindset event, Michaels discussed the effects of the burden of uncertainty that weighs heavy on many shoulders.

“Things are scary, crazy unknown,” she said. “We have our kids at home for those of us that have kids, we’re overwhelmed in pretty much every conceivable way. And at times like this, it’s absolutely normal to say ‘I can’t handle anything else. I’m checking out on my self-care and all the other stuff that I deem to be more punishing.’ But one of the most important things you can do is invest in your self-care and prioritize your health right now.”

The former The Biggest Loser

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The best fitness trackers you can buy

When I say “focus,” I’m alluding to the fact that fitness trackers are made to track activity well and anything else is extra. They often don’t have the bells and whistles that smartwatches do that would distract from their activity-tracking abilities. They also tend to have fewer sensors and internal components, which keeps them smaller and lighter. Fitness trackers are a better option for those who just want a less ostentatious device on their wrists all day long.

Battery life tends to be better on fitness trackers, too. Most fitness bands will last five days to one week on a single charge — and that’s with all-day and all-night use.

When it comes to price, there’s no competition. Most worthwhile smartwatches start at $175-$200, but you can get a solid fitness tracker starting at $70. Yes, more expensive bands exist (and we recommend a few here), but you’ll find more

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Everton defender Keane says he hit ‘rock bottom’ as he opens up on mental health struggles

Michael Keane has revealed he hit “rock bottom” while attempting to cope with form and fitness issues following his big-money transfer to Everton. 

The England international moved to Goodison Park from Burnley prior to the 2017-18 season in a deal worth an initial £25 million.

However, Keane soon encountered problems at his new club, suffering a gash during an EFL Cup tie against Sunderland that ended up becoming infected, leading to a spell in hospital.

Performances for Everton led to him hiding away due to embarrassment too, and he eventually confessed all to his family. However, the centre-back has found help through speaking to a sports psychologist, allowing him to “keep on top of it”.

“I didn’t want to go out, didn’t want to see anyone,” Keane said in an interview with BBC Sport. “I felt a bit embarrassed with how things were going on the pitch so I didn’t

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