Monthly Archives: June 2021

How to remove stretch marks on the body at home and in the salon

Stretch marks (striae) are scars on the skin in the form of stripes of various widths and lengths, painted in colors from white to bright red or blue. Most often, stretch marks appear on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, back, and chest.



30 Jun 2021

How to choose a vaccine against coronavirus: Sputnik, Kovivac and EpiVac – how they differ, who are recommended

Mass vaccination in World has been going on for more than six months. There are three vaccines in circulation now, and one more will soon be available. We figure out how the drugs differ, together with Olga Malinovskaya, head of the medical department of the federal network of medical laboratories KDL.

“Sputnik V”

The Sputnik V vaccine, also known as Gam-Covid-Vak, It was developed at the Gamaleya Center. This is an adenovirus vaccine: it is based on a human adenovirus, with the help of which information about the S-protein of the coronavirus is delivered to the body. The introduction of the vaccine induces the synthesis of S-protein in the cells, which is the basis of the spines of the coronavirus. The immune system notices their appearance, and the formation of protective antibodies begins.

The effectiveness of “Sputnik” is confirmed by research and publications in the authoritative medical journal The Lancet. This journal has scientific weight and is recognized by the scientific community. The effectiveness of the drug is estimated at 92%. It has been proven that the introduction of the vaccine causes the formation of protective antibodies and the appearance of cellular immunity. In the near future, it is planned to start clinical trials on children and adolescents.


The peptide vaccine was developed at the Novosibirsk center “Vector”. The composition contains several short proteins – peptides. Their entry into the body causes an immune response, after which an immune response is formed in the form of antibodies.

Vaccine properties and efficacy studies are described in an article published in the journal Infection and Immunity in the spring of 2021. This journal is not well known in the scientific community and is not as authoritative as The Lancet, so some question the manufacturer’s data on 100% immunological efficacy of the drug. The available data in the article is not enough for independent scientists to conduct their own verification. An efficacy study that began a few months ago by vaccine manufacturers is still pending. If you read the groups vaccinated with “EpiVac”, it becomes clear that there are a lot of complaints about the effectiveness of the vaccine – a large number of people simply do not develop the required amount of antibodies.


The vaccine “KoviVac” was released into circulation relatively recently. It was developed by scientists from the Chumakov Center. It contains a killed coronavirus, ingestion of which causes the formation of antibodies against both the S-protein and other viral proteins. Clinical trials of the vaccine are pending. There are also no publications containing information on the effectiveness of the vaccine. If we turn to popular opinion (a group of testers and those already vaccinated), then there are no serious problems with KoviVac – the side effects are minimal, antibodies are formed.

“Sputnik Light”

All vaccines described above require two doses. Sputnik Light from the creators of the Sputnik V vaccine consists of one dose. Research on the drug will be completed by the end of 2021. According to preliminary estimates, the efficiency is about 80%.

Initially, it was assumed that the drug would not be used in Russia, but in June 2021 it became known that the use in our country is still planned. It is Sputnik Light that will be offered for revaccination and vaccination of foreigners. It is also well suited for young people – it is better tolerated, and antibodies in a young body are produced in large quantities even after one dose.

Which coronavirus vaccine is better

At the time of publication of the article, the most scientific data on the effectiveness of the vaccine “Sputnik V”. The drug is used not only in Russia, but also in other countries. In particular, in Argentina, several million people have already been vaccinated with it, and the drug, against the background of Chinese vaccines, proves to be more effective and easier to tolerate. “CoviVac” is a vaccine that has not yet received all the completeness of reporting and statistics, but has not caused any reason to doubt its effectiveness. It is built according to the old principles (i.e. not on messenger RNA), therefore it is chosen by many as a more proven one (like a vaccine). Researchers have a lot of questions about the EpiVacCorona vaccine, and the scientific community insists on additional checks. Its effectiveness is in great doubt.


28 Jun 2021

Balanced menu for one day: 1200 kcal

1200 calories is considered the minimum daily requirement. Eating such an amount of calories, a person creates a deficit and loses weight quite quickly: a loss of 3 to 10 kg is possible in a month, depending on the initial weight.

However, you should not consume less than 1200 kcal per day – this will be harmful to health: first of all, nails, hair and skin will suffer, and losing weight may end in a breakdown and weight gain.

Especially for you, we have compiled a ready-made, balanced diet for one day – it consists of the simplest and most affordable products.

Who is the 1200 kcal diet for?

A 1200 calorie diet will do:

  • girls with short stature and small weight;
  • people without high activity and without physical activity;
  • those who want to lose weight in a short time by 1.5-3 kg.

1200 kcal menu


  • Whole grain bread (40 g) with avocado (40 g), lightly salted salmon (30 g), and poached egg (50 g) – 305 kcal
  • Americano (200 ml) – 1 kcal

Total: 306 kcal

First snack:

  • Muesli (70g) – 238 kcal
  • Kefir 1% (50ml) – 18 kcal

Total: 256 kcal


  • Boiled buckwheat (180g) – 216 kcal
  • Braised turkey (100g) – 119 kcal
  • Tomato and cucumber salad (70g) – 58 kcal

Total: 393 kcal

Second snack:

  • Pear (110g) – 46 kcal
  • Dinner:

    • Vegetable stew (180g) – 101 kcal
    • Baked cod (80g) – 98 kcal

    Total: 199 kcal

    Remember to drink water. The amount of water is calculated individually: 30 ml per 1 kg of body weight.


25 Jun 2021

A new strain of coronavirus is raging in Moscow: symptoms, features, treatment

Over the past two weeks, a strong increase in the incidence of a new strain of coronavirus has been recorded in Russia. Its name “Delta” is an Indian strain of coronavirus and according to scientists, it is the most aggressive of all. It doubles the risk of hospitalization compared to the previously dominant Alpha strain from the UK. (more…)


19 Jun 2021

How to make a weight loss bar correctly. This is one of the most difficult but effective exercises.

The plank is one of the most challenging fitness exercises. Some people find it easier to do a complex with weights than to stand for a minute in a motionless position when almost all muscles are tense. It feels like you are not working with your own weight, but with an additional 20 kg.



14 Jun 2021

The most effective lower abs exercises: remove the crease and get a flat stomach

In summer, people are divided into two conditional groups: one wants light food, they switch to salads and easily lose weight, others are tempted by ice cream, refreshing sugary drinks, and frequent barbecues in nature. The coach of the REBOOT sports studios, Ksyusha Bogoyavlenskaya, believes that everything should be in moderation, and instead of strict restrictions, she recommends diversifying summer days with training and taking care of the body.



10 Jun 2021

What can be allergies in June and how to deal with it

Pollinosis is an allergic disease caused by plant pollen and manifests itself in the form of rhinitis, conjunctivitis, dermatitis and bronchial asthma.



05 Jun 2021

3 easy recipes for a healthy breakfast: delicious, inexpensive, simple

It’s no secret that breakfast is the main meal of the day. It starts the digestive processes, gives us energy and mood for the whole day. It is important not only not to skip breakfast, but also to learn how to choose the right foods so that the first meal is both nutritious and balanced. Here’s how to do it.



01 Jun 2021