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Stay Positive and Stay Active!

April 16th, 2020

By Devon Cox, MMC Weight Loss and Wellness Nutrition Counselor

Regular physical activity is important for staying healthy.  Moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function and can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. 

Indoor Activities

  • Put some music on and walk briskly around the house or up and down the stairs for 10-15 minutes, 2-3 times per day
  • Dance to your favorite music
  • Jump rope/mock jump rope if you don’t have a rope
  • Do an exercise video (there are several free ones online)
  • Use home cardio machines if you have one
  • Download a strength workout app to your smart phone
  • Perform yoga - deep breathing and mindfulness can also reduce anxiety
  • Find ways to do simple muscle strengthening exercises around your house such as: using food cans or water jugs for weights
  • Squats or sit-to-stands from a sturdy chair
  • Push-ups against a wall, the kitchen counter or the floor
  • Lunges or single leg step-ups on stairs

Outdoor Activities (if allowed by your government)

  • Walk or jog around your neighborhood (stay 6 feet away from others)
  • Be active in a local park - spending time in nature may enhance immune function
  • Go for a bicycle ride
  • Do gardening and lawn work
  • Play active games with your family

Don’t sit all day! For example: If watching TV,get up periodically and do a lap around your home or an active chore. For example: throw some clothes in the laundry, do the dishes or take out the garbage.  Also, maybe don’t skip commercials;use that time to add some exercise.  For example: squats for 1st commercial, wall push-ups for 2nd,and quick march in place for 3rd is a good full body exercise routine.  Feel more productive &healthier after just one show!

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While this may not be convenient, our goal is to protect our community. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own face coverings to enter the building. If patients or visitors do not have a face covering they will be given one. Any person who chooses not to comply with this policy will have their appointment rescheduled. Thank you for understanding. 

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