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Don’t stop your fitness program …

Even though many of you may be self isolating, you should still keep up your physical activity.  You may have to change your normal routine, but keep moving.

It is believed that exercise helps strengthen your immune system.  That is always important, but especially now, during a health crises.

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine 

We do not know exactly if or how exercise increases your immunity to certain illnesses. There are several theories. However, none of these theories have been proven. Some of these theories are:

  • Physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This may reduce your chance of getting a cold, flu, or other illness.
  • Exercise causes change in antibodies and white blood cells (WBC). WBCs are the body’s immune system cells that fight disease. These antibodies or WBCs circulate more rapidly, so they could detect illnesses earlier than they might have before. However, no one knows whether these changes help prevent infections.
  • The brief rise in body temperature during and right after exercise may prevent bacteria from growing. This temperature rise may help the body fight infection better. (This is similar to what happens when you have a fever.)
  • Exercise slows down the release of stress hormones. Some stress increases the chance of illness. Lower stress hormones may protect against illness.

Stay safe and healthy everyone.


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Forever in Motion Spring Newsletter

Many of the Forever…in motion groups have been stopped while we are social distancing,  and therefore participants may not have received their paper copy of the Spring Newsletter.  Click on the link below to read it.

FIM Newsletter Spring 2020(1)

I am working on a list of ways to stay fit while we are staying at home.  I will post some ideas along with a list of FIM exercise handouts soon.

 


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COVID-19 Resources for Seniors

Resources for Isolated Seniors

 Red Cross – Friendly Phone program – matches volunteers with isolated seniors – 306-216-6602

YXE Community Response to COVID 19 – Humans Helping Humans – Check out face book page – volunteer law students will help isolated with things such as grocery delivery.  Contact through internet if possible and if not use hotline – 306-361-4357

Saskatoon Council on Aging – Website main page lists numerous resources http://www.scoa.ca

Services for Seniors – Friendly caller program – 306-668-2762

Free service of students calling seniors to stay in touch, offer encouragement, path finding (helping to find resources)

Saskatoon Food Bank – Emergency Food Hampers – 306-664-6565

COVID 19 Service Directory on web made by Aracana Creative : https://arcanacreative.ca/covid-service-directory/


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Looking for COVID-19 Information?

The following link is the Government of Saskatchewan healthcare link which will provide you with information on the COVID-19 virus.  Although the risk remains low, it is always good to be prepared.  The site is regularly updated.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus

Stay healthy everyone.