Enjoying the Swimmer's Journey Webinar with Shane Eversfield - Watch on YouTube!
Physical activity can boost your immune system, help you feel good about yourself, increase your energy levels, alleviate stress, and help with sleep. With gyms closed, take a walk, run or hike outside. Try any of the free online workouts. A favorite for free yoga workouts on YouTube is “Yoga with Adriene”. Utilize apps like “Map Your Run” to share your workouts with friends, set goals together, etc… here is a list of some recommended work out and fitness apps https://www.self.com/story/best-new-workout-apps
Here's a great circuit that targets your swimming muscles when you can't get in a pool!
Warm up for 2-5 minutes. I prefer jumping jacks, which require a similar shoulder movement as swimming. Then do:
20 Squat Jumps. Bonus points if you keep your arms extended over your head “streamline” style.
10 Lunge Jumps per side to get the heart rate up even more.
20 Regular Squats. Bonus points if you keep your arms extended over your head “streamline” style.
10 Lunge with twists per side, which work the same twisting core muscles you use while swimming. No weights required.
20 Front plank taps per side.
20 Side plank rotations per side.
20 Flutterkicks per side.
Complete the entire routine 1-3 times through!
How will you go the distance for Hospicare in 2021?
Your first challenge is to establish your goal. Although we can't get to a pool or gym, or even meet a friend for lunch, we can still find creative ways to challenge ourselves while raising critical funding and support for Hospicare & Palliative Care Services!
This year, we are inviting our entire community (all ages and genders welcome!) to join us in “Going the Distance” for Hospicare. Each participant will decide what that means to them, and will work to achieve this goal while raising money for Hospicare. We will support these creative endeavors from now through August 14, and then celebrate your success at our closing ceremony via zoom on August 17. We have invited all past swimmers, boaters, volunteers and supporters to join us – there’s no limit on the number of people who can be involved in this virtual community event!
Seventeen years ago, this event began as a conversation between Joan and her doctor, Ann Costello. Joan wanted a way to both challenge herself and celebrate a milestone birthday, and Dr. Costello enthusiastically joined her in this endeavor. In many ways, the 2021 version of Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare is taking us all back to that same moment. What do YOU want to do to challenge yourself and celebrate a community that will thrive long beyond COVID-19?
Remember to share with us your ideas, too! Your creativity is your only limitation as you "Go the Distance" for Hospicare in 2021!