Day: August 4, 2020

How the Apple Watch Helped Me Take Care of Myself Again

By the end of my first couple weeks of isolation, I thought I’d perfected my quarantine routine: wake up promptly at 8 a.m., take a long walk, shower, then get to work at my kitchen table. As the sun was setting, I’d FaceTime a friend, Zoom into a game night, or, when I needed a screen break, tackle a jigsaw puzzle. But as social distancing dragged on, as the world got scarier, as my dining room chair started to ruin my back, I found myself in a deep funk, binging YouTube videos I had already seen of people playing video games I would never play. I would roll over in bed at 9:56 a.m., barely awake, to crack open my work laptop. I wasn’t moving much. For lunch, I’d nuke frozen chicken fingers and French fries. There’s nothing wrong with frozen chicken fingers. But there’s something wrong with

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