*Love to work out, but wary of going to the gym in the face of the pandemic? You’re not alone.
“Based on what we know about how the virus moves from one person to another, it is recommended to avoid public gatherings and keep a social distance of 6 feet (1.83 meter) or more. That, along with advice related to personal care (hand washing, not touching your face) has created concern about exercising in gyms, where hundreds of people are in and out every day.”
So what are some alternative strategies for staying fit while staying at home? Here are suggestions from a variety of healthcare sources:
* The ACSM suggestions include aerobic activities (put some music on and walk briskly around the house or up and down the stairs for 10–15 minutes two-three times per day; dance to your favorite music; jump rope (if your joints can handle it); and use a home cardio machine) or get in some strength training (by doing squats or sit-to-stands from a sturdy chair, push-ups against a wall, the kitchen counter or the floor; and lunges or single leg step-ups on stairs).
* The World Health Organization offers these ideas: “Try to reduce long periods of time spent sitting by taking short 3-5 minute breaks every 20-30 minutes. Simply stand up and stretch or even better, take a walk around the house, up and down the stairs, or into the garden… Set up a regular routine to be active every day, as doing so helps you stick with that plan.”
The ACSM, WHO and other health organizations also suggest participating in video workouts or those posted on social media. Among the influencers in the latter camp working to keep their followers active during the lockdown is Yanet Garcia, a 29-year-old in Mexico City who has gone viral posting clips to Instagram of herself working out.
One such video shows Garcia dancing to the song “La Curiosidad” by Jay Wheeler featuring Myke Towers. When Garcia shared the clip to her 13.4 million followers on Instagram, she quickly racked up 750,000 views.
In another video, the former TV weather girl is seen performing a series of exercises in a stairwell. She accompanied the clip with the message, “If you want it, you can do it. 84 floors, there are no excuses!”
But perhaps her most popular video shows Garcia performing “the Beyonce strut” to “Crazy in Love.” That clip went viral, with 2.7 million views.
(Edited by Matthew Hall and Stephen Gugliociello)
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Jeannie is Back on ‘The Real’ with Details of Her Life-Threatening Medical Crisis! / WATCH
*On Tuesday, Nov. 24, as co-host Adrienne Houghton says, “today’s the day!” The Real welcomes back co-host Jeannie Mai!
She has a lot to say about what she’s been doing while recuperating from throat surgery and how she realized she’d been prioritizing work over her health.
Jeannie Mai: Man, we already know how precious health is, but I am a workaholic and I do prioritize my work more than my health. And in this situation, I absolutely kind of just thought taking a steroid shot or just taking Theraflu or Dayquil would help cover it, because – I was in a competition, yo, and I was not going to let down. I really took that too seriously, more than my health, and then I – God taught me a lesson. So, um – it was a… the part that… Getting sick wasn’t the upsetting part, it was actually just being depressed because I let myself get to this, and for the last few weeks, I gotta be honest, I was pretty upset at myself, because everything ended. I stopped shooting my favorite talk show every day, and I had to step out of a competition, which I feel like I was doing good, and I could have staying in the running…
Adrienne Houghton: You were gonna win!
Jeannie: So, I’ve, I’ve just… thank you, Adrienne. I believe I could have too. But I didn’t give up!
Adrienne: I believe you were gonna win!
Jeannie: I really – I really appreciate that. I, I really learned a lesson. Being in a dark place where you actually just feel like you have no… you’re helpless – it’s the worst feeling ever. Like, you did it to yourself. And so, I take full responsibility.
After Getting ‘That Catheter Out, I Was Feeling Good’: Al Roker Back on ‘Today’ After Cancer Surgery (Watch)
*Al Roker made his return to “Today” Monday for his first appearance since Nov. 6, when he revealed that he’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“Great medical care and the love of friends and family, it goes a long way,” the weatherman said at the beginning of the show.
Co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie told Al he’s never looked better.
“Actually I was hoping I looked a little better,” Al joked.
The 66-year-old underwent a five-hour surgery at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Nov. 9 to remove his prostate along with some surrounding tissue and lymph nodes. He spoke Monday about his strong support system.
“A lot of love from my family, Deborah and Nick and Leila and Courtney, and a lot of you, and all of you here, just really took care of me,” he said.
His trademark sense of humor clearly made it through the surgery intact.
“I feel good, I really do,” he said. “Look, after the first week when you get that catheter out, I was feeling good!”
Watch Roker’s “Today” return below:
And Now Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus
*We could be snarky about it, but we’ll resist the temptation to do so and just report straight up that Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining at his cabin.
So far he’s not displaying any symptoms, his spokesman said. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.
“Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result. He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” a spokesman for Donald Trump Jr. told Dailymail.com.
As far as why he’s quarantining in a cabin, he owns one in upstate NY where he likes to fly fish in the Delaware River.
You may remember that Don Jr’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilgoyle caught the virus back in July around the 4th, but he escaped catching the disease.
However, he is the second of the president’s children to test positive for the virus, following Barron Trump’s diagnosis last month. Barron tested positive in October when both his parents had COVID.
Here’s more via DailyMail:
Donald Trump Jr.’s infection comes as coronavirus cases are in the rise in the United States with more than 11.9 million people infected. More than 253,000 Americans have died from the disease.
It’s unclear where the president’s oldest son may have been infected. He was at the White House on election night where several of Trump’s staff later tested positive for COVID, including White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
He’s the latest in a long line of people close to the president to get infected.
Also on Friday, Andrew Giuliani, the son of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, announced he had COVID.
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