Health & Fitness

The Pandemic

Where to Get Pfizer's Covid Drug in Sarasota-Manatee

The antiviral drug made by Pfizer called Paxlovid is available by prescription only and can get picked up at one of these local pharmacies.

03/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

How Can Culture Change to Accommodate Mental Health In the Pandemic?

Dr. Yidong Gong shared ways culture and mental health intersect, and some ways our culture can positively change to break stigma.

03/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Do We Need to Worry About the Omicron BA.2 Variant in Sarasota?

B.A.2 is a "stealth" subvariant of Omicron that is more contagious, but vaccines do well against it.

03/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Where Can You Get Medical Marijuana in Sarasota?

Find CBD- and THC-infused products at these local dispensaries. Plus: details on how to obtain your medical card.

03/16/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Drop Your Jeans

Up Your Workout Ante With a 28-Day Challenge at This Sarasota Gym

Sarasota's P-Fit Studios has a 28-day challenge where you can drop a jean size through weekly workouts, a nutrition plan and motivating Facebook group.

03/15/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Taste the Rainbow

A New Bradenton Shop Specializes in Nutritious, Brightly Colored Drinks

The shop was opened last year by Joe and Filiz McNamara.

03/14/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Get Your Green On

Seven Green Fashion Picks You Can Wear on St. Patrick's Day and Beyond

Our favorite green items from Bows and Arrows Boutique, Lotus Boutique, T. Georgianos and other local stores.

03/14/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Goodwill Manasota Receives Grant for Tobacco Cessation

As part of the agreement, starting in April, Goodwill will offer monthly tobacco cessation groups at three locations and virtually.

03/11/2022 By Staff

Covid-19 Update

It's Been Two Years Since the Start of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Here's Where We Stand.

While cases are on the decline in our area, deaths are still being reported.

03/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Mind Bend

Five Upcoming Yoga Classes Where You Can Bend Your Mind and Body

Enjoy yoga with cute animals, a relaxing meditation or a class at the iconic Umbrella House in Lido Shores.

03/11/2022 By Samantha Lane

Bar Crawl

Green Beret Fitness Will Host St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl and Fitness Challenge This Weekend

The downtown Sarasota bar crawl will take place Saturday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

03/10/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Are You 'Sober Curious'?

This movement arose last year and involves reducing alcoholic intake for the health and mental benefits.

03/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Gotta Run

Run One Of These Fun Races in Sarasota This March

From Mote Marine's Run for the Turtles to a Lucky Leprechaun Race at Nathan Benderson Park, these races are sure to keep you fit.

03/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Goated

Goat Yoga Is Still a Thing, and It's Still Super Fun

Goat Yoga SRQ offers weekly classes where you can hit some poses and cuddle with goats.

03/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Florida Surgeon General Opposes CDC Guidance To Vaccinate Children Against Covid-19

The CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children ages 5-11 be vaccinated, but Ladapo says the risks of vaccination outweigh the benefits in healthy children.

03/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Manatee Strong

Watch Big Guys and Gals Get Physical at the World’s Strongest Manatee Competition

Watch big guys and gals get physical at the World’s Strongest Manatee competition.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Best Way to Soothe Chapped Lips?

Warmer weather is upon us—but chapped lips from what’s left of the drier winter air can be painful. Here are some treatments to try.

02/23/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fresh To-Go

Jacked Panda in Lakewood Ranch Wants to Make Mealtime Easier

Chef Jeff Houser preps and delivers healthy meals throughout Sarasota-Manatee.

02/22/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

If You're on Medicare Part B, You Can Get Up to Eight Free Covid Tests Per Month

Tests can be sent to your home, or you can pick them up at local Medicare-approved health clinics.

02/22/2022 By Samantha Lane

sweet sweat

Circle the Sun Fitness, a New 24-Hour Gym, Is Headed to Sarasota

Key Fitch and Antoine Claude are partnering to Circle the Sun Fitness in the old YouFit space on Lockwood Ridge Road.

02/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto