Did You Get Your Steps
 In Today?
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If you’re working or taking online classes from home:
  • Stand up or walk around while you read and answer emails and other messages on your laptop or phone.
  • During conference calls, stand up and pace, or stay seated and do leg lifts, knee lifts, and toe curls. Keep a weight under your desk for bicep curls. Do standing push-ups against a wall.
  • Take a short walk during lunch, or in place of a coffee break.
  • Set an alarm on your computer or phone to remind you to take an activity break. For example, take a one- or two-minute standing or walking break every hour.
Other ideas to get moving:
  • Take a walk outside if it’s a nice day or walk inside around the house if it isn’t. Walk fast enough to speed up your heart rate and break a sweat.
  • Walk up and down your stairs. Take every other step to give your legs a good workout.
  • Turn on the radio and dance in the house, alone or with your partner.
  • If you don’t have stairs or much open space, you can do jumping jacks, or walk or jog in place. Try to keep moving for at least 10 minutes.
  • Use hand weights or grab an object like a soup can if you’re just starting to exercise, or a jug of water if you’re stronger. Bend at your elbows to curl your hand to shoulder level. Repeat 10 to 12 times, or until you can’t do it anymore.
  • Do squats when cleaning out closets or playing with your children. Be sure to bend with your knees and keep your back straight.
  • If you’re on social media or can search the internet, check for live-streaming exercise sessions or activity challenges that you can participate in.
Make TV time active time:
  • Stand up and fold laundry while you watch.
  • Do a few simple exercises like jumping jacks or walking in place, or by doing stretches in front of the screen.
  • Make a new rule: No sitting during commercials.
Make household chores count:
  • Mop or vacuum fast enough to get your heart pumping. A 150–pound person can burn about 150 calories an hour this way.
  • Have young children or pets at home? Playing with them can burn more than 200 calories per hour.
  • Yard work and gardening are also ways to burn calories and strengthen your arm, leg, and back muscles. Pushing a lawn mower, raking leaves, shoveling, and other outdoor chores can be an effective workout.
  • Use stay-at-home time for projects you may have been putting off. Cleaning out the garage or attic is another way to be productive and active at the same time.
It was reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute, published research concluding that taking 8,000 steps a day or more is good for your health long term. Here is the kicker: don’t worry about the pace, according to the long-term study, just get your step count up!

How do you add steps to your day and practice social distancing – take a walk (remember, keep your distance), on line dance lessons, or call a friend and just walk as you talk around your place. Lots of great ideas out there – just get your steps in today.

We are in contact with our essential businesses. THEY ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP!

Remember: Their employees are there to help our community, but they are worried, too. They don’t want to be exposed and want to go home safe.

Suddenly, our cashiers, stocking staff, bakers and so many others are HEROES.


  • Businesses may be essential, but NOT all shopping is essential in that moment. ASK YOURSELF – DO I REALLY NEED IT NOW?
  • Minimize your trips.
  • Prepare a shopping list before you go so you minimize your wandering around stores and time out.
  • Essential shopping should NOT be a family outing. 
  • Send only one person if possible. More people create more sanitizing efforts and increase likelihood of exposures. 

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. 

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