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COVID-19 Update

As of April 24, 2020, Florida has reported 29,648 cases of coronavirus and 987 deaths. South Florida accounts for 59 percent of the state’s total, with 17,573 cases among Miami-Dade (10,588), Broward (4,431), and Palm Beach (2,554) counties. Each county has its own planning taking place on how to reopen as many have seen a decrease in new cases of coronavirus recently. Flagler county reopened its beaches on a limited bases and Hillborough and Pinellas counties are looking at ways to slowly reopen soon.

As Florida counties look to reopen slowly and on their own terms, the White House has a plan in place for states to reopen in phases. The approach is based on up-to-date data which works to mitigate resurgence and protect the vulnerable populations. Each phase is implementable on a state-wide or county-wide basis based on the governor’s discretion. The state must have a reported downward trajectory of individuals experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms and influenza-like illnesses for 14 days, a downward trajectory of documented cases or downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests within a 14-day period as well as hospitals that treat all patients without crisis care and have a robust testing program in place for at-risk healthcare workers.

If you are feeling any of the coronavirus symptoms (fever, cough, and trouble breathing), you need to contact your health provider first to determine your plan of action. Only you and your doctor understand what your underlying conditions may be and how it would affect you. You may be told to get tested during this time or to stay home and self-isolate. We encourage you to reach out to family members and discuss this with them to ensure they were not exposed and take the necessary precautions.

If you do not have any symptoms and are worried about contracting the virus, it is important to stay home and listen to government recommendations whether it be to wear a mask and gloves in your area or take some other type of protective precaution for when you leave the home for groceries or to go on a walk. If you have a caretaker that visits your home, it is important to ensure that all high-touch surfaces are cleaned, and you are washing your hands frequently. 

During this time, it is crucial to stay indoors to assist with slowing the spread and eradicating the virus as soon as possible. For information about any senior-related need, you may contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or by using Contact Us.

Have You Lost Motivation to Workout
During Quarantine?

It has been about six weeks of being in quarantine (maybe longer for others), and daily routines might be feeling dull or not worth the effort. Some of us are unsure how much longer the quarantine will be while others may be getting to go to a nearby park or beach very soon. No matter what your situation looks like right now, try to hang in there and get yourself up and moving. 

While working out at home may not be as fun as your local YMCA classes, you can approach this time at home in a different way. Instead of saying, “I need to work out to keep my weight down” or thinking of it as a chore, changing your attitude toward working out is a great way to get yourself motivated again. You can think of it as a time to increase your strength and stamina before going back to the gym, or you can create a goal for yourself with a specific event in mind for the future. Maybe you want enough strength and energy to clean out your cluttered garage because every time you try you get tired. No matter what it is, stick to that idea and write it down! Then get moving!

There are plenty of workout classes you can get online and on-demand to fit your own schedule. Whether you enjoy Zumba, yoga, or general strength training, you can get any class at the click of a button. Some of the best exercise trainers have created videos specifically for seniors so you can keep up with the class and enjoy what is most comfortable for you.

A few free fitness classes that we think you will love are below:
  • The YMCA has on-demand videos on YouTube for a variety of workouts
  • There is a channel on YouTube dedicated to seniors called More Life Health Seniors that provides a variety of workouts to choose from
  • If you enjoy yoga, CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of classes. Beginners should look for videos labeled with a “C1” on it as each video depends on your level.
  • Those with minimal exercise equipment will love Blink Fitness classes that are live-streamed on Facebook at 8 AM EST because workout challenges can be done with household items.
  • Planet Fitness is hosting “Home Work-Ins” on Facebook for anyone to join in at 7 p.m. EST daily. For those unable to attend, the YouTube channel has the videos on-demand after the broadcast is over.
  • The Institute for Aging has quick on-demand workouts on their YouTube channel that take between 10 to 30 minutes to complete if one hour is too long
  • The Body Coach TV has a YouTube channel with senior workouts that utilize things you can find at home such as a chair to assist with the workout
  • HASFit (Heart and Soul fit) has a YouTube channel with senior workouts and the video even tells you how many calories you have burned!
 
We hope this information is useful.OurSeniors.net magazine strives to be your biggest resource for all things senior living!

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Lake County
1555 Grand Hwy, Clermont, FL 34711

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2328 Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822
7251 W. Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32818
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8707 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32821
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