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Thread started 03/25/20 11:30pm

benni

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Advice for those having to Stay At Home

Don't stay sedentary.

That means, make sure you do not sit in front of the computer for hours on end. Get up, move about, stretch your legs. Especially, if you're home and have been sick. If you remain sedentary, and don't stretch your legs, you can develop blood clots, even if you don't have a clotting disorder like I do.
So remember, get up, move around, exercise your legs, especially if you've been sick and have been lying around for days. It's really important. Blood clots can be fatal. So PLEASE make sure to stretch every hour, for at least 10 minutes (preferably 15 minutes).

Any other advice from people for those that have Stay At Home orders?


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Reply #1 posted 03/26/20 1:14am

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benni said:

Don't stay sedentary.

That means, make sure you do not sit in front of the computer for hours on end. Get up, move about, stretch your legs. Especially, if you're home and have been sick. If you remain sedentary, and don't stretch your legs, you can develop blood clots, even if you don't have a clotting disorder like I do.
So remember, get up, move around, exercise your legs, especially if you've been sick and have been lying around for days. It's really important. Blood clots can be fatal. So PLEASE make sure to stretch every hour, for at least 10 minutes (preferably 15 minutes).

Any other advice from people for those that have Stay At Home orders?


[Edited 3/25/20 23:57pm]

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Talk to people - Use skype, zoom, teams, whatever.

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Make a clear difference between when "at work" and when "at home".

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Reply #2 posted 03/26/20 1:30am

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There is always things to do like house work and/or spring cleaning. biggrin


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Reply #3 posted 03/26/20 5:08am

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benni said:

Don't stay sedentary.

That means, make sure you do not sit in front of the computer for hours on end. Get up, move about, stretch your legs. Especially, if you're home and have been sick. If you remain sedentary, and don't stretch your legs, you can develop blood clots, even if you don't have a clotting disorder like I do.
So remember, get up, move around, exercise your legs, especially if you've been sick and have been lying around for days. It's really important. Blood clots can be fatal. So PLEASE make sure to stretch every hour, for at least 10 minutes (preferably 15 minutes).

Any other advice from people for those that have Stay At Home orders?


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Thanks Benni. Many of my friends and family are taking up hobbies. Having discussions on FaceTime. Giving moral support and encouragement to those whose jobs are in jeopardy. Exercising. Changing their diets. Spending more quality time with their kids while staying home. Lots of stuff to do around the house. You stay safe and posited well. hug
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Reply #4 posted 03/26/20 9:18am

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luv4u said:

There is always things to do like house work and/or spring cleaning. biggrin



Hmmph, why do you think I had kids? lol

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Reply #5 posted 03/26/20 9:20am

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IanRG said:

benni said:

Don't stay sedentary.

That means, make sure you do not sit in front of the computer for hours on end. Get up, move about, stretch your legs. Especially, if you're home and have been sick. If you remain sedentary, and don't stretch your legs, you can develop blood clots, even if you don't have a clotting disorder like I do.
So remember, get up, move around, exercise your legs, especially if you've been sick and have been lying around for days. It's really important. Blood clots can be fatal. So PLEASE make sure to stretch every hour, for at least 10 minutes (preferably 15 minutes).

Any other advice from people for those that have Stay At Home orders?


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Talk to people - Use skype, zoom, teams, whatever.

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Make a clear difference between when "at work" and when "at home".


That's a good one, Ian! From someone who works from home when I'm just doing phone calls with clients that day, make sure to have a place that is strictly designated your work zone. Don't do it in an area where you normally relax, because you ARE going to want to relax in that area. (Thought I could sit on my couch with my laptop and work, yeah, I fell asleep.)

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Reply #6 posted 03/26/20 9:22am

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2elijah said:

benni said:

Don't stay sedentary.

That means, make sure you do not sit in front of the computer for hours on end. Get up, move about, stretch your legs. Especially, if you're home and have been sick. If you remain sedentary, and don't stretch your legs, you can develop blood clots, even if you don't have a clotting disorder like I do.
So remember, get up, move around, exercise your legs, especially if you've been sick and have been lying around for days. It's really important. Blood clots can be fatal. So PLEASE make sure to stretch every hour, for at least 10 minutes (preferably 15 minutes).

Any other advice from people for those that have Stay At Home orders?


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Thanks Benni. Many of my friends and family are taking up hobbies. Having discussions on FaceTime. Giving moral support and encouragement to those whose jobs are in jeopardy. Exercising. Changing their diets. Spending more quality time with their kids while staying home. Lots of stuff to do around the house. You stay safe and posited well. hug


lol Stay safe she says. I just did a 3 day marathon phone call session with ALL of my clients. It's because of me and my leg that I thought, "Hmm, you know, people really need to be smarter than me and make sure they are moving around!"

What kind of hobbies are they finding to do??

Great suggestions!

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Reply #7 posted 03/26/20 12:22pm

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benni said:

luv4u said:

There is always things to do like house work and/or spring cleaning. biggrin



Hmmph, why do you think I had kids? lol


Never said that lol

spring cleaning is something folks procrastinate on to get rid of unwanted stuff.

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Reply #8 posted 03/26/20 12:46pm

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benni said:



2elijah said:


benni said:

Don't stay sedentary.

That means, make sure you do not sit in front of the computer for hours on end. Get up, move about, stretch your legs. Especially, if you're home and have been sick. If you remain sedentary, and don't stretch your legs, you can develop blood clots, even if you don't have a clotting disorder like I do.
So remember, get up, move around, exercise your legs, especially if you've been sick and have been lying around for days. It's really important. Blood clots can be fatal. So PLEASE make sure to stretch every hour, for at least 10 minutes (preferably 15 minutes).

Any other advice from people for those that have Stay At Home orders?



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Thanks Benni. Many of my friends and family are taking up hobbies. Having discussions on FaceTime. Giving moral support and encouragement to those whose jobs are in jeopardy. Exercising. Changing their diets. Spending more quality time with their kids while staying home. Lots of stuff to do around the house. You stay safe and posited well. hug


lol Stay safe she says. I just did a 3 day marathon phone call session with ALL of my clients. It's because of me and my leg that I thought, "Hmm, you know, people really need to be smarter than me and make sure they are moving around!"

What kind of hobbies are they finding to do??

Great suggestions!


Oh I‘m sure you’ve been busy with clients, and agree you should move around to keep the circulation moving. Some folks I know are taking up crocheting, knitting, writing/journaling their experiences during this critical period in the world, cooking, baking cupcakes, sewing, planting in their gardens, yoga, painting in their homes/backyards on good weather days, and doing other crafts. Some cleaning out closets/dresser drawers of clothes they can donate. I’ve heard some people are even adopting/buying pets That’s all for now.
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Reply #9 posted 03/26/20 1:10pm

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2elijah said:

benni said:


lol Stay safe she says. I just did a 3 day marathon phone call session with ALL of my clients. It's because of me and my leg that I thought, "Hmm, you know, people really need to be smarter than me and make sure they are moving around!"

What kind of hobbies are they finding to do??

Great suggestions!

Oh I‘m sure you’ve been busy with clients, and agree you should move around to keep the circulation moving. Some folks I know are taking up crocheting, knitting, writing/journaling their experiences during this critical period in the world, cooking, baking cupcakes, sewing, planting in their gardens, yoga, painting in their homes/backyards on good weather days, and doing other crafts. Some cleaning out closets/dresser drawers of clothes they can donate. I’ve heard some people are even adopting/buying pets That’s all for now.


My copmany is creating virtual meditation sessions - short and long - as a way of decompressing and de-stressing. I have a dog which provokes me to take more walks and go to parks (sparsely populated because the playgrounds are closed) Also, if you are petless there are opportunities to foster dogs/cats.


I also recommend virtual happy hours via zoom with friends or co-workers. #togetherapart


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Reply #10 posted 03/26/20 2:33pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:



2elijah said:


benni said:



lol Stay safe she says. I just did a 3 day marathon phone call session with ALL of my clients. It's because of me and my leg that I thought, "Hmm, you know, people really need to be smarter than me and make sure they are moving around!"

What kind of hobbies are they finding to do??

Great suggestions!



Oh I‘m sure you’ve been busy with clients, and agree you should move around to keep the circulation moving. Some folks I know are taking up crocheting, knitting, writing/journaling their experiences during this critical period in the world, cooking, baking cupcakes, sewing, planting in their gardens, yoga, painting in their homes/backyards on good weather days, and doing other crafts. Some cleaning out closets/dresser drawers of clothes they can donate. I’ve heard some people are even adopting/buying pets That’s all for now.


My copmany is creating virtual meditation sessions - short and long - as a way of decompressing and de-stressing. I have a dog which provokes me to take more walks and go to parks (sparsely populated because the playgrounds are closed) Also, if you are petless there are opportunities to foster dogs/cats.


I also recommend virtual happy hours via zoom with friends or co-workers. #togetherapart



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Meditation... good idea.
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Reply #11 posted 03/26/20 2:47pm

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The reality of the situation just hit me today. I had a mini panic attack. Some of us are slower than others.

I am trying to shake off this feeling but i admit it's easier said than done. And I'm healthy. At least knock on wood.

My heart goes out to everyone in the hardest hit nations, China, Italy, Spain and all of us having a hard time dealing with and to those ill or at risk.

I have no doubt we will get through this and be better afterwards.

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Reply #12 posted 03/26/20 3:12pm

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v10letblues said:

The reality of the situation just hit me today. I had a mini panic attack. Some of us are slower than others.

I am trying to shake off this feeling but i admit it's easier said than done. And I'm healthy. At least knock on wood.

My heart goes out to everyone in the hardest hit nations, China, Italy, Spain and all of us having a hard time dealing with and to those ill or at risk.

I have no doubt we will get through this and be better afterwards.


Yeah, I have had moments of sadness and insecurity as well.

pray for everyone affected.

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Reply #13 posted 03/26/20 8:43pm

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It sucks not being able to go to the gym.....sick of doing push-ups....I want to hit the weights. I should ask RodeoSchro what exercises he's doing.

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Reply #14 posted 03/26/20 11:07pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

It sucks not being able to go to the gym.....sick of doing push-ups....I want to hit the weights. I should ask RodeoSchro what exercises he's doing.

I agree. Plus we're only allowed one outdoor exercise a day in the UK. I normally walk the dog twice and go to the gym, so my exercise has decreased hugely. I'm trying to do stuff at home, but I have 3 kids to homeschool now too. The treadmill is noisy when everyone is home too, so I'm a bit limited. Hopefully it'll be over soon and I'll get to work my extra pounds that I'm gaining off.

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Reply #15 posted 03/27/20 7:42am

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uPtoWnNY said:

It sucks not being able to go to the gym.....sick of doing push-ups....I want to hit the weights. I should ask RodeoSchro what exercises he's doing.

I'm used to taking long walks every day after work, and stopping in book and music and clothing stores to clear my head- that's out, so I'm stuck in the house working from home

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Reply #16 posted 03/27/20 9:05am

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It just sucks not to be able to meet a friend for coffee or a meal. I had tickets to concerts, plays and special screenings with friends and family... all plans dumped. My dog benefits from me staying home - I take a few breaks a day and so she gets to come wiht me on short or long walks or to a nearby park or the river paths.

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Reply #17 posted 03/27/20 4:03pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

It sucks not being able to go to the gym.....sick of doing push-ups....I want to hit the weights. I should ask RodeoSchro what exercises he's doing.

Seriously, never being a fan of the gym and always forcing myself to go, I would have never imagined I would miss going as much as I do. I know there are thousands of workouts on youtube I can use and eventually, I will force myself to commit to some of them but I just don't feel any inspiration to do an intense workout at home. Even the 10 lb weight gain over the past couple weeks hasn't inspired me. sad

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Reply #18 posted 03/28/20 12:07pm

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Coronavirus: Stay fit to fight the virus, say medics


By Mary O'ConnorBBC News

  • 4 hours ago

People should prepare to fight coronavirus like they would prepare for surgery by staying fit and healthy, say medics.

Experts at the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) say a healthy diet will reduce the risk of becoming severely ill with the virus.

They say people should exercise, have alcohol-free days and quit smoking.

Such measures could make it less likely they'd be admitted to intensive care, says CPOC.

Its deputy director Scarlett McNally, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, said there has been "a lot of very important advice" on how to cut the risk of becoming infected.

But there was "little on the importance of preparing in case the virus is contracted", she added.

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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-guidance-on-access-to-green-spaces

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces



Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.



The government’s priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home.

However, exercise is still important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, so the government has said people can leave their homes for exercise once a day.


Please use the following guidance in order to stay safe:

  • stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily
  • you should only go outside alone or with members of your own household
  • keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
  • gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this
  • if you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air
  • take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors


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    For those living in rural areas, I highly recommend spending as much time outside as you possibly can. It'll lift your spirits, cleanse your mind and strengthen your body all at the same time. I walk an hour daily with my daughter, going to nearby fields and forests where there is absolutely no one in sight, other than a few deers, horses and sheep. Nature's soothing peacefulness is very needed during these uncertain times.

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