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How to stay healthy during Isolation

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1.  Eat healthy –   This is a time to break your fast food and restaurant addiction by eating home-cooked meals.  During this isolation remember that you are not as active as a normal day, so your caloric intake should be less.  Don’t eat out of boredom, be very intentional with every meal.  You can actually improve your health during this time by remembering your doctor’s office is your kitchen.    

2.  Exercise every day –  One exercise session can produce billion of immune cells, that will look to fight infected cells.  Stretching for 15 mins can count as an exercise session.  Doing a workout video can count as an exercise session.  The goal is to be active in some form daily to not only strengthen your immune system but also fight depression.  The human body is the ultimate gym, thus every exercise you do in a gym can be duplicated by just using your own body. 

3.  Intentional breathing –  During this time of uncertainty, it is normal for anxiety or depression to set in.  To combat these negative emotions, spend 5 mins daily doing deep breathing exercises.  Deep breathing will relax your body and also your mind. Turn off your phone and the TV and just settle your mind.

Deep Breathing Exercise

  • Get comfortable. You can lie on your back in bed or on the floor with a pillow under your head and knees
  • Breathe in through your nose. Let your belly fill with air
  • Breathe out through your nose
  • Place one hand on your belly.
  • As you breathe in, feel your belly rise
  • Take three more full, deep breaths

4.  Watch Motivational videos –  What you digest is not just physical but mental as well.  In a normal TV day during this isolation time, it’s not uncommon to watch hour of the news or hours of crime TV.  Guess what happens when you watch fiction and non-fiction shows about death and despair constantly?  Yes, your mind starts to produce unhealthy thoughts.  So make sure daily that you take a break from the news and tv shows and watch something inspiring.

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Obama shooting 3-pointer while campaigning for Biden goes viral

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Former President Obama went viral on Saturday after shooting a 3-pointer while on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Obama made the shot just before leaving a gymnasium in Flint, Mich. While he walked out the door, he told campaign staff, “That’s what I do!”

Celebrities and social media users quickly shared the clip, with some hoping the shot is a “good omen” for the former vice president ahead of the Tuesday election.

NBA star LeBron James, who previously partnered with former first lady Michelle Obama on voter initiatives, tweeted, “Now you just showing out now my friend!! That’s what you do huh??”

The clip was taken in the gymnasium of Flint’s Northwestern High School, Yahoo Sports reported. The former president and Biden campaigned together in Flint on Saturday at a drive-in rally, where Obama blasted President Trump’s “reality show” style of politics.

“He hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself or his friends or treating the presidency as anything more than a reality show to give him the attention that he craves,” Obama said. “But unfortunately, the rest of us have to live with the consequences.”

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Black families affected by police violence gather to mobilize voters in Chicago

Several families affected by police violence including those of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and Alvin Cole gathered to mobilize voters in Chicago. The event allowed many to turn their pain into political power, as they encouraged voting in not only presidential but local elections.

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Several families affected by police violence including those of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and Alvin Cole gathered to mobilize voters in Chicago. The event allowed many to turn their pain into political power, as they encouraged voting in not only presidential but local elections.

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Why Dancing is Good for Your Health

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1) Great way to exercise and stay fit

Dance is a great way to stay in shape. If you don’t like the gym, dancing can bring fun back into the exercise.

2) Burn calories

Dancing is all about moving your body and moving your body is a great way to burn calories. How many will you burn depends on how vigorously you dance. In an one-hour session you can burn from 250 to 400 calories.

3) Improved health

Dance can effectively promote good health by improving cardiovascular fitness, strengthening the muscles, increasing circulation, decreasing blood pressure, lowering the risk of coronary heart disease, reducing stress, and many other positive benefits.

4) Greater Coordination

Great for improving control over your body, timing and coordination skills. You will learn how to move with grace and poise.

5) Good for bones and joints

Dance is a weight-bearing activity, meaning it’s great for your bones. Weight-bearing exercises has been proven to increase bone density and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

6) Build confidence

Dance builds confidence by giving you a sense of success and achievement when you master it.

7) Great way to meet new people

Dancing provides a natural icebreaker and is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

8) Lifts your mood

Any exercise can raise your spirits by raising the endorphins or so called feel good chemicals. This can lighten your mood and reduce the risk of depression.

9) Good for your Mind

Dancing will keep your mind active. It will improve circulation to the brain and help stimulate the memory by remembering all the steps. Great mental exercise.

10) Improved overall well-being

Dance has an outstanding positive effect on both physical and psychological well-being.

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