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Blood Flow Exercises for Home Quarantine – COVID-19

As you already know, most of us are now staying home due to COVID-19. For more information on this we recommend the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/ and also the Whitehouse’s 15 day guidelines to help slow the spread https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

During a time when we aren’t going out in public as much anymore, if at all, one thing to take note of is keeping up with proper circulation. Since some, or many of us may be confined to our homes, we should still be attempting to get in some form of exercise.

Here’s a few recommendations to help your circulation (please note, only attempt these exercises if you are physically capable of doing them, these are only suggestions):

  • Breathe from your diaphragm – This can stimulate the lymph system and help improve the movement of nutrients and waste material between tissues and blood.
  • Ankle pumping – Contracting and releasing of the calf muscle can help lymph and blood pass through the veins and arteries.
  • Push ups – This can really help with cardio and get blood flowing.
  • Jog in place – Seems like it’s been a log time since we’ve done something like this, but just popping on a 10 minute video and jogging in place to it, can really help get that blood pumping.
  • Yoga – There are plenty of videos on youtube know with yoga for everyone. You can lay out a towel of even try this on your bed. Yoga stretches and help pump blood across the whole body as well as manage stress.
  • Drink water – Many of out are out of our daily routine. Don’t forget to drink water as this aids in proper circulation as well.

Again, please be sure to reference the above links for information on the virus, and do not attempt these exercises if you are feeling ill, consult with your doctor.

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