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Work out at home …

For those Globe Walkers who can’t get to their exercise classes right now – you can purchase a Forever … in motion  exercise DVD (it has both a 45 minute and a 60 minute workout on it).  They sell it for $15.00.  FIM also sell exercise resistance bands (different colours for different amounts of resistance) for $5. 

Anyone can purchase these FIM items from the Community Health Center at Market Mall or they would be happy to mail them out for free.  Call (306) 844-4080 (leave a message – the message will be forwarded to email) or email kimberly.willison@saskhealthauthority.ca.

This is a good option to help you keep fit while we wait for an end of the current health crises.  Let’s Just keep moving!

 


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Globe Walk Events Cancelled

To ensure the safety of all Globe Walkers and others taking part, we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming Globe Walk events:

April 23, 2020 – Annual Outdoor Walk (or rescheduled Tai Chi event)

May 12, 2020 – Celebration Luncheon (WDM)

We will continue to count and collect kilometres as usual.  Remember – ALL physical activity counts – and it is important to continue our fitness regimen, especially during the current Covid-19 health crisis.

Please check back often – we will continue to provide you with health/fitness and Globe Walk updates.  Enter your email address on the right side of the page to have the updates delivered to your inbox.


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A Fun Workout That You Can Do At Home

Try this Seniors Workout – Parts 1 & 2.  The music and movements are fun.  It does have minimal use  of dumbells (you can use cans), a ball (steal one from you grand kids, or use any small light object) and a band (great if you have one, but you can skip it and just do the movement).

To make this full screen, click on the YouTube symbol at the bottom rightWhen the video opens in YouTube, click the symbol that looks like this  [  ]  at the bottom right of their screen.  Turn up the volume and have fun!

Please pass on our website blog address to other Globe Walkers, family & friends and encourage them to follow us by entering their email  on the right side of the page.  https://scoaglobewalk.net/news/

 


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GLOBE WALK CONTINUES …

To underline the message sent to Captains – GLOBE WALK HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED!   Only the track times at the Field House have been cancelled since all Leisure Centres are closed.   All other activity can be counted as usual, and we will be collecting and compiling our kilometres for March & April.

Walking outside is fine (as long as you practice social distancing), use your stairs, check out exercise videos on youtube – be creative.  During this health crisis, it is even more important than ever to stay active, for both your physical and mental health.

Stay safe and healthy Globe Walkers.


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Spring Equinox – Earliest in 124 years

On a much brighter note, the sun and earth continue their eternal business unimpeded by a virus — and we’re getting a little jump on things this year.  Spring officially arrives  on Thursday, March 19, the earliest in over a century

For people in the Northern Hemisphere who have been shivering through a dark winter and even darker times, the spring equinox brings the promise of longer days, increasing warmth, a burst of flowers and more time outdoors (six feet apart please).

We’ll all share a glorious, near perfect balance of daytime and nighttime all over the world. From the equator extending to the poles, everyone will get just about 12 hours of each.

(CNN Travel)


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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/