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The United States’ mental health crisis is the murmur turned cry within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The CDC reports that depressive disorders quadrupled between June 2020 and the prior year. Mental health conditions, substance use, and suicidal ideation are also on the rise. These trends, while multiplied by Covid-19, have been mounting for decades. One in five U.S. citizens lives with a mental illness; and over the past 20 years, suicide rates have increased by 33%.


A new stationary bike claims that by using artificial intelligence, it can deliver the same benefits of a 45-minute workout in less than nine

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Like many busy professionals, my best intentions for maintaining a regular exercise routine often fall short. I struggle to fit a 45- or 60- minute class into an already packed schedule. That’s why I was intrigued by the CAR.O.L, a new high intensity interval training (HIIT) stationary bike that claims to deliver the same benefits of a 45-minute workout in less than nine minutes.

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