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These Prime Day Fitness Deals Will Totally Upgrade Your Stay-At-Home Gym

In 2020, gyms shut down — and, for many of us, so did our fitness routines. But then we took a chance on workout equipment: creating our own personal gyms inside our living spaces, free of overpriced membership fees and impossible to get into 7 a.m. classes. Now that we’re workout-from-home pros AND Amazon Prime Day is upon us, it’s a smart time to affordably add some new exercise equipment to our favorite fitness studio in town (aka our apartment).

Ahead, find the best Prime Day deals on everything from indoor bikes to exercise balls, dumbbell sets, and activewear essentials that will give your personal-gym setup a major equipment upgrade.

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YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike Stationary, $, available at Amazon

BalanceFrom All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Yoga Mat, $, available at Amazon

Giotto Leakproof BPA Free Drinking Motivation Water Bottle, $, available at Amazon

LifePro Pulse Fx Powerful Rotating Percussion Massage Gun, $, available at Amazon

LifePro Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun, $, available at Amazon

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soges Adjustable Anti-Rolling Dumbbells, $, available at Amazon

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Live Infinitely Exercise Ball (55cm-95cm), $, available at Amazon

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Viajero Viajero Pilates Bar Kit for Portable Home Gym Workout – 2 Latex Exercise Resistance Band – 3-Section Sticks – All-in-one Strength Weights Equipment for Body Fitness Squat Yoga with E-Book & Video, $, available at Amazon

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Stay-at-home orders cut noise exposure almost in half

Oct. 9 (UPI) — Sometimes, living the quiet life is a choice. Other times, it’s the reality of a global pandemic. New research suggests lockdowns and stay-at-home orders led to a dramatic reduction in noise exposure.

For the study, published Friday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, scientists at the University of Michigan collected noise exposure data from volunteer Apple Watch wearers in Florida, New York, California and Texas.

“Volunteer participants opted to share environmental sound data from their Apple Watch and headphone sound data from their iPhone,” researchers wrote. “Participants for this analysis were chosen from four states which exhibited diverse responses to COVID-19.”

Scientists analyzed more than half-a-million sound exposure measurements from before and during the pandemic.

In locations where governments issued social distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders, average sound exposure dropped three decibels during March and April compared to January and February.

“That is a huge reduction in terms of exposure and it could have a great effect on people’s overall health outcomes over time,” study co-author Rick Neitzel said in a press release.

“The analysis demonstrates the utility of everyday use of digital devices in evaluating daily behaviors and exposures,” said Neitzel, associate professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

The sound exposure reductions identified by researchers reflected the different pandemic responses in each of the four states. Sound exposure reductions in California and New York were greater and occurred earlier than reductions in Florida and Texas.

Before the pandemic, the largest drop in environmental sound exposure occurred on weekends, but after lock-down orders were issued in many parts of the country, the pattern was disrupted.

Researchers said they hope ongoing analysis of sound exposure data from volunteer Apple Watch wearers will continue to offer insights into the ways different people experience the world sonically.

The idea, they said, is to identify sound exposure differences between people of different ages and people in different states, as well as people with and without hearing loss.

“These are questions we’ve had for years and now we’re starting to have data that will allow us to answer them,” Neitzel said. “We’re thankful to the participants who contributed unprecedented amounts of data. This is data that never existed or was even possible before.”

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