By Prime Fit Content
People all over the world are having to make sacrifices because of the coronavirus. In just a few short days, the pandemic became the latest “new normal” affecting everything in our lives.
But here’s one thing it doesn’t change: You still need to exercise on a regular basis.
Move your body every day. “Social distancing” is not an excuse to eat Oreos on the couch and watch Netflix. This will all end someday, and you don’t want to be out of shape when that happens.
You also must continue to eat right, try to get proper sleep, and hydrate.
As you know, coronavirus has forced the closings of countless businesses, schools, entertainment facilities, restaurants, bars and, in many locations, gyms. New restrictions seem to come out each day.
Taking care of yourself is still important, maybe more so now than before. Remember, people over 60 are among those at higher risk of coronavirus infection. Take precautions to limit potential exposure. Talk to your doctor if you have medical questions.
A Reminder Why Exercise Is Crucial – Regardless
Exercise is crucial to healthy living after age 50. There is no asterisk (*) for periods of public health crises.
So, here are a few of the top reasons you must keep moving every day.
- Exercise keeps you physically healthy and strong. It improves your balance and stamina. And it prevents the loss of muscle and bone, which happens as we age unless we fight back with fitness.
- Exercise alleviates stress. And we’re all under more of it right now than normal. Sitting on the couch does absolutely nothing to help.
- Exercise improves your mood, mental focus and memory.
- It also fights depression, which could become more of a problem if this crisis continues for long.
- It improves blood pressure and it limits the risk of diabetes, cancer and other diseases.
What our members are doing:
Option #1 – Dr. Chris Thompson a friend of mine from The University of San Francisco, has developed a set of 15 exercise videos for balance training and fall prevention (over 90 minutes of content) hosted on the online video platform Vimeo.
There are Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced options and include videos for Warm Up/Cool Down, Sensory Stimulation, Muscle Strength, and Balance/Gait. You can mix and match the selection of the videos to fit your schedule to have anywhere from a 6-minute quick workout to a full 45-minute routine.
Here is how it works:
- Go to www.vimeo.com/ondemand/mobilitymatters
- Read Dr. Chris’ narrative for guidance on how to use the videos most effectively.
- Select “Buy All” but don’t worry – it will not cost you $39.99 – you will have 15% off the purchase of the full video package.
- You will be taken to a page where you will need to sign up for Vimeo (email and password) if you don’t already have an account. It is free to sign up.
- Once signed up, the payment screen will appear. After entering your payment information, simply enter SHARANT15 in the promo code box.
- You will then have permanent streaming access to all 15 videos that you can watch through any computer or mobile device at any time you want.
Links to help you stay informed:
- Do This, But Don’t Do That, from washing hands to cleaning house, from WebMD
- Myths and misinformation (no, essential oils and garlic don’t help)
- A fun list of songs to sing while washing your hands
At TASH Wellness for Women, we are here for you! Our specialty is working with women that have a substantial amount of weight to reduce, or women that are 50 and above. As a Functional Aging Specialist, Integrative Corrective Movement Instructor and as an Ageless Fitness facility, we get all our women moving functionally for the rest of their lives. TASH Wellness for Women is not a gym – it’s a journey and it’s YOUR community. We serve women in Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Glencoe, Glenview, Riverwoods, Chicago and Des Plaines.