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What ways are you keeping active?
Staying home has forced many of us to be creative about how we stay active. What are your tips for getting regular exercise and setting aside time to move while staying cool in the summer heat? Share your pictures or tips
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- and walk 4 miles every Sunday
- I take spin class 3 times a week
- im also teaching Zumba later tonight as a Sub since I retired from teaching my class 3 years ago!!! Keep moving it's refreshing!!!!
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I have been using my exercise bike that has been in the corner for months. I had been going to the Y everyday but, it has been close for a month. I have always enjoy crafts so I'm catching up on things that have just been laying there. It's funny how you buy things that you just put some place and leave. This is good time to decutter and donate enjoy your day
@Goaliemom, thank you for the essential service that you and company are providing. It just goes to show how many different industries have to keep going in order to help support both our disadvantaged citizens as well as many of those folks doing the work on the front line.
The food/meals that you all prepare, package, and ship to seniors, prisoners, patients in hospitals and nursing homes helps support life especially now as we battle covid-19.
So again, thank you for your service.
I'm staying active by starting every day with meditation, yoga and prayer. Then I try to tackle at least 1 room a day to deep clean it. Some rooms take more than a day, but I'm making progress! I usually work days, so my house hasn't had the attention it needs. It feels good to be getting it neat, clean and refreshed!
I wear my Fitbit daily to help me see how much movement I am getting and to have it remind me to get up and move. I found a great Xfinity On Demand video called Express Walk with Kendra Kemerly. It's a 10 minute walking workout that I can do in front of my TV with no equipment needed. It gets me moving, works on cardio, abs, and the impact is gentle yet good for my joints and bones. I try to do it at least two times per day on days I can't get outdoors to walk. I also do outdoor walking while listening to favorite music on my old iPod. The fresh air and country views lift my spirits. I am not one to sit, so I make daily attempts to get up and move.
I am recovering from a broken hip andI am doing daily PT exercises that my Occupation Therapist showed me and now I am able to walk with my walker pretty much any where.
Congrats, on the progress you have made on the path to recovery! Oooh, a broken hip and daily PT exercises is a bit much to deal with. But you're getting it done. So again, congrats and keep up the good work!
I jumpstart my mornings by doing some exercise inside for about an hour. I do a number of things from jogging around from room to room, floor exercising, some stretching. I also have been participating in a yoga meditation class online of course once a week. Then when I can take the grandkids outside, I walk up and down the driveway while they play.
I am 72 but in good health. Even though Covid 19 has us staying home, I can't ignore the beautiful weather here in Houston. The sunny days at around 70 degrees make it perfect for walking. So, I am walking every day that it doesn't rain and right now, that's a lot of days.
I love the gentle breeze and the sun on my skin. I see very few people but it is nice to see the beautiful yards and smiles on faces that I do see. Even from a distance it lifts my spirits.
I increased from 1/2 mile to mile and loving every minute of it.
I do three denise austin workouts on the AARP selection three times a week (abs/arms, walking in place, and upper body weights. I take a 20 minute walk in my neighborhood. I wear my mask. Love the Denise Austin workouts because they are 10 minutes each, so I am doing 30 minutes. I am looking to add another one of her workouts.
Thank you, AARP for all you do!
Started utilizing work out videos from the YMCA and Silver Sneakers. Really enjoy the workouts and they are easy to follow and get moving. Really hate not being able to go to the gym but these videos are keeping me active, staying in shape and feeling good.
When we decided to move into this high rise condominium, I was thrilled that we had access to a gym and a pool downstairs. Ironically, I visited LA Fitness more often that I used the downstairs exercise room and pool. When the gym closed due to the virus pandemic, I found new ways to get some exercise, surprisingly. I am on the 6th floor and have to go to the main lobby to access the mail room. I ride the elevator up to the top floor (10) and then walk down the stairs to the mail room/lobby. When I return home, I use the stairs. If I feel tired one day I can always walk up 3 flights and ride the elevator the rest of the way. It is not only invigorating, but I am able to see some of the neighbors that I wouldn't see otherwise, (of course, they are wearing masks, but I know who they are and we all know that we are all smiling beneath them).
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I pick up trash on my walks. I am also trying to help the neighbors by writing chalk games and exercises on my sidewalk and driveway. An example is "How far can you jump" game with starting point and feet/inches written in colored chalk. I also get exercise with chalk writing as I bend over quite a bit. You can find colored chalk at the grocery store with the summer toys, it's very inexpensive.
I get up early each day and take a 2 mile power walk. I listen to Katy Perry which helps ma to "keep up the pace" as the music blasts into my ears. When I get a particularly fast song (about every 4th song) , I break into a slow jog (just a little faster than a power walk)---this helps to get my heart rate up a bit. This exercise is not a good as the ellyptical machine I generally use but with the gym closed it is probably the best that I can do.
I'm a postal service employee. My job is very active. We are on our feet all day waiting on customers or unloading packages and other mail. I am currently at home for two weeks because someone tested positive in my office. I am feeling fine and here are the ways I am keeping my excercise going
- Taking longer walks with my dog every day. She is thrilled that I am home!
- Doing some big cleaning projects - closet cleanouts, deck staining, yard raking. Probably snow shoveling this weekend
- Dragged out my stationary bike that my doctor made me buy post knee replacement. Rule: Get on bike when I stream or binge watch. Add hand weights over time.
Going back to work Saturday but I hope to keep doing the walking and stationary bike when I have time. It is surprisingly busy at the postal serviice.
Stay Well. I go to work for you. Please stay at home for us.
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