2020’s Most-read I Spy Physiology Posts

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In a year like no other in our lifetimes, many of us found ourselves putting aside our usual pursuits and thirsting for information on the coronavirus pandemic. I Spy Physiology blog contributors quickly switched gears to keep you informed, including a series of posts covering the physiology of COVID-19 and how it affects many body systems; the importance of staying active and practicing gratitude during the pandemic; and the federal agencies in charge of creating guidelines to keep us safe. Our bloggers also discussed topics such as exercise and weight loss, low-cost ways to stay cool, and tips for keeping your blood vessels, brain and heart healthy. Finally, we added to our “Spotlight” series, which explains fundamental physiology concepts.

This week we look at your favorite posts of 2020. And, in an already unusual year, two posts tied for one of the top spots. Here are this year’s top 11:

1. Why COVID-19 Makes It Hard to Breathe

2. Is Dropping Junk Food the Key to Weight Loss?

3. Exercise Is Medicine: Staying Active during the COVID-19 Pandemic

4. Can Your Blood Vessels Last Until 100?

5. It’s Not Your Imagination: Women Have a Harder Time Losing Weight

6. Spotlight On: The Heart and the Circulatory System

7. Who’s WHO When It Comes to COVID-19?

8. Beat the Heat with a Wet T-shirt

9. Your Brain on Microsleep (tie)

9. Spotlight On: Mitochondria (tie)

10. Blood Pressure and Alzheimer’s Disease: Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain

What do you want to read about in 2021? Share your thoughts in the comments or email us.

Thank you for reading our blog this year. Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!

Erica Roth

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