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Hi Friends,

I would be remiss if I didn’t address some exercise guidelines for those of you who are suffering with Covid or have loved ones that are, or are working on staving it off. While our numbers in California are the lowest they’ve been since last April, I know many of you in India and other parts of the world are still suffering. It pains me to know this and my prayers and love are with you as you face each day. I do hope this is helpful in sharing the broad affect exercise has on your immune system.

Please remember when reading this study to listen to your doctor and exercise caution when starting back to exercise if you’ve been sick or have never done exercise before.

More Exercise Lowers Risk of Severe COVID-19: Study

Most of us have naturally become more sedentary during Covid due to lock down, working at home online and if you’ve gotten Covid you have had to rest and recover before engaging in activity again.  

After a full year of these restrictions it makes sense that in areas where restrictions have been lifted, we are all ready to get out and go as is seen by the crowded streets, beaches and outdoor dining and shopping malls.  With vaccines underway, people are having a false sense of security and I for one think it’s prudent to keep protocols in order and do everything we can to increase our immune system.  

The best way to do that is to get out and move and keep a healthy diet to keep your body in optimal shape.  I have heard from a lot of the younger population that exercise isn’t something they are much interested in doing and the older generation feels tired and doesn’t want to exert themselves that much because of their aching joints etc.  

But like it or not, if you want to stay healthy, you need to move your body and getting out in nature and breathing in fresh oxygen helps increase lung function,  increase immune function, raise serotonin levels, increase muscle mass to keep your joints and skeletal system up right. I realize it’s not prudent for some of you to be outside at the moment, so make the most of your indoor activities. Weight-loss is the side effect of exercise which benefits your body  so you don’t have so much extra weight on your joints which allows you to move freely.  Intramuscular fat also sits around your organs and the foods you eat or don’t eat have a direct impact on your health. 

Correlations and studies have been made that people who exercise can stave off Covid or at least recover from it quicker than those who don’t exercise.

One study was published online April 13 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine supporting exercise and comparing exercisers to non exercisers says; 

“We strongly believe the results of this study represent a clear and actionable guideline that can be used by populations around the world to reduce the risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, including death,” study author Deborah Rohm Young, PhD, told Medscape.  See the full article here More Exercise Lowers Risk of Severe COVID-19: Study https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210419/more-exercise-lowers-risk-of-severe-covid-19-study

There are still many unknown factors of the risk on the heart and Covid in general. Refer to your doctor of course to determine the best course of action. Listen to your body and rest when resuming activity with clearance. Refer to the chart below and refer website below for a plethora of information regarding exercise.

This is a great chart from American College of Cardiology regarding exercise in Athletics in the
Covid-19 Pandemic Era with exercise guidelines.

Please remember to start slow when starting up again.

Breath work is essential in getting your lung function improving:

There is many types of breathing and you can play with breathing in for a count of 4 and out for a count of 4 and then increasing it to a 6 count . You can also breath in and hold your breath for 4-6 counts and slowly breath out for the same amount. Getting a harmonica is also benificial for increasing lung capacity.

Gentle Movement such as Yoga, Qui Gong, Stretching:

Light movement and stretching stimulates your parasypathetic nervous system which helps relax you as well during this anxiety producing time as well as moves lymph so your body can reabsorb fluid that is stagnant. Make sure you do very modified stretches and listen to your body.

Cardiovascular Exercise:

Walk in place, dance, Tai Chi, Qui Gong can elevate your heart rate and help immune function by pumping blood and increasing lung capacity but again it must be done gently and safely. Please refer to the guidelines in the chart supplied by web med above and your doctor. You could also make yourself worse if you aren’t careful and mindful.

Strength Training:

Increase your muscle strength with body weight resistence of free weights to increase bone density and muscle mass after being sedetary. It helps keep our skeletal system in place, reducing falls and increasing balance. It is the key factor in fat loss because lean body mass burns fat.

Stay Hydrated:

Drink enough water, fluid with electrolytes, jello, foods high in water such as watermelon, cucumbers, celery are loaded with vitamins as well.

Affirmations and Prayer:

This cannot be over empahazied and easily forgotten when you don’t feel good. It is really important to ask for support, call on a higher power, God, you spirit guides, your earth angels that love you. Repeat your mantra over and over in your head.

You are in my prayers and thoughts as you battle through and see better days. Please feel free to share this with whoever you think would benefit by this article. Thanks so much for visiting and stay blessed.

Blessings of love always,

💖

Cindy

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This has a short video on movement you might find useful https://uniquelyfitblog.com/2021/02/01/move-it-monday-%f0%9f%92%96-covid-tips/

If you’ve recovered and are ready to start back this video is a little more strenuous https://uniquelyfitblog.com/2021/01/11/move-it-monday-and-fitness-interview

You can also go to my YouTube station and see some videos I’ve done there as well at https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UClrvdCrPl_pTR_PLbxtwLUg/videos/upload?filter=%5B%5D&sort=%7B%22columnType%22%3A%22date%22%2C%22sortOrder%22%3A%22DESCENDING%22%7D

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365dniwobiektywielg
13 days ago

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Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
13 days ago

Thank you for being here

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13 days ago

Your image brings a bit of a positive outlook to my life❣️

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13 days ago

🙂

365dniwobiektywielg
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12 days ago

Thank you Cindy for saying so

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11 days ago

I’m very pleased

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11 days ago

🤗

Kritika
13 days ago

Its important to move our bodies in these times. Know your bodies more, hug yourself often. Rightly stated by you. Thank you for this informative post Cindy.

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
13 days ago

Hugs and Love 🙂

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
13 days ago

Most welcome 🙂 (Heart)

Prakaash inspiration
13 days ago

Informative post.Also one should practice anulom vilom pranayama, reading books, meditation, deep breathing exercise and last but not least avoid the “News” and “statistics” related to covid 19.

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
13 days ago

💜 There’s something about immortality and Divine Feminine Ignorance; that is ALL for NOW!!!

…💛💚💙…

Aditi Anand
13 days ago

Really nice🥰

Aditi Anand
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
13 days ago

May I know where you live? If you don’t mind

Ashish - Proxywords
13 days ago

Thank you for sharing these routines to follow to increase our immunity. Yes, in general too, it is necessary to increase our immunity levels. 🙂😊

Ashish - Proxywords
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

Absolutely. Cheers! ❤️

joycemaryj
13 days ago

That’s so thoughtful of you to share this with us, Cindy. Thank you so much.

joycemaryj
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

😊🙏

Nawazish
13 days ago

This is really good work Cindy!

ben Alexander
13 days ago

Wow, Cindy. this is so helpful. Thank you!

-David

Ingrid
13 days ago

Great advice Cindy which shows how much you care! ❤️🙏❤️ now please tell me how to convince my PMDD I don’t need to live on chocolate and junk food for the next 5 days 😳

Offshorewriter
13 days ago

Awww… Informative 🤝 Thank you for sharing this with us, let me try. Hope all is good dear Cindy stay safe 😍🤗🤗

salsaworldtraveler
13 days ago

All of your advice is very helpful for getting into an exercise routine again. Now to put this into practice.😊

Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
13 days ago

Eating healthy, and regular exercise is one way to build the immunity. Its very kind of you Cindy to share such a thoughtful post

Keith
13 days ago

Cindy, this is marvelous, but I would not expect anything less from you. One of the benefits I have gleaned from my yoga exercises is the breathing and stretching. I mentioned the breathing first, as I think that helps just as much or more. But, a nice warrior or tree pose will do wonders. Take care my favorite yogi. Keith

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Reply to  Keith
12 days ago

Dear Cindy,

I concur with Keith. There’s also the added bonus that “Cindy” rhymes with “Yogi”.

Happy May to both of you!

Rishika Jain
13 days ago

Love this post Cindy, kudos to you for writing it 🥺❤️

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13 days ago

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Jeff Flesch
13 days ago

Excellent post, Cindy! Loved it. ❤❤❤

Curt Mekemson
12 days ago

Not much exercise over the past several days, Cindy. Our book club was up from Sacramento and the Bay Area. We’ve had the same five couples getting together for over 30 years. Most of our exercise involved our jaw muscles. Lots of conversation, good food, and wine. But we did get to hug each other! That was worth a lot as far as good health goes. –Curt

jonicaggiano
12 days ago

Wow, you are really in great shape my friend, from not so far away. Thank you for the great summary post, very informative. Your video was great. I loved your yoga outfit – how cute was that and you look great. I kind of skimmed through the whole thing and realized I could do much of it with the exception of the sit-ups those kill my shoulders. However, I have been doing some stretching in the morning and this is an amazing work out. Great job, you should have your own TV show or something. Love you sweetie, Joni xoxoxo

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

You could literally have your own show. I am serious. Us ladies with grown kids need our on shake it up work out shows. It isn’t like we don’t still want to look amazing and you do. You have great arms and a great shape and you mix it up. I would say you already have an audience that loves you. Sending you love, light and blessings my friends. You are a loving light for a lot of folks. 🤗❤️🥰😘

Michele Lee
12 days ago

Cindy, your post is motivational and informative. Thank you!

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

Keep sharing healthy tips! 🌞

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

Whatever feels right for you. Your shares are meaningful and heartfelt in whatever form they take on.

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

That is perfect! WP is a wonderful forum to share our inspired thoughts and photos. 😀

akshita1776
12 days ago

So informative
Your posts always fill me with positivity, auntie!♥️🤗

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
12 days ago

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Yernasia Quorelios
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12 days ago

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ashok
12 days ago

Good work Cindy. Guruji, Paramahansa Yogananda, has given us 38 Energisation Exercises which we do before every meditation. These are always helpful but have been more so during these challenging times.

Do keep praying for us in India please 🙏🙏

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

Thank God and Cindy – I could have remain buried in Spam 😅🙏

Samreen and family are good now but went through a little rough patch on their return home. Shall tell her you were asking about her.

Love and hugs 🤗

Maria A.
12 days ago

Exercise has many benefits, no dout. Great piece of writing 👍

seankfletcher
12 days ago

This is top notch advice, Cindy. I know that I need to do some of these things, soonish. I need to stop making excuses!

MariaTeresa
12 days ago

Great tips Cindy ❤ My Mom has pneumonia right now and they found a nodule on her lung. Last night we walked a bit together in the neighborhood. She’s going to her first chair yoga at the center where she sees her doctor today. They have many senior exercise classes and other activities there. I’m happy she will be able to get herself moving more because I think all of the down time she spent with the passing of my Dad ad have COVID-19 hurt her. We all can benefit greatly from your list of strengthening exercises❤ Seeya tomorrow night😘

MariaTeresa
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

I 100% will tell her your kind words and concern. I feel like you channeled my Nana, her mother, with the wisdom of playing the harmonica. I lost mine in the move but what a brilliant idea ✨ 💛🌠😊 I’ll get right on that! Yes, we all think that having the virus weaken her immune system and especially her lungs. She also isn’t a conscious breather, holding her breath mostly. She has asthma too. She was up and dressed, excited to get to her center for yoga today. I will report to you tomorrow night my love💗💗💗

MariaTeresa
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

Truly, great plan! I’ve put it in my shopping cart on Amazon lol 😆 Nana agrees and last night I did a clearing ceremony with flower blossoms and herbs including eucalyptus from our garden. I made lilac tea for her which drives out any impurities from the body.

Chalkout
12 days ago

Exercies are a great way to uplift ourselves in these tough times. Staying hydrated is also important for our body may it be for skin, hair, etc. Thanks for sharing these wonderful practices! 🙂🙂

Chalkout
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

Always pleasure to hear such positive thoughts and solutions 😊

Chalkout
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11 days ago

🙂🙂😊

boundlessblessingsblog
12 days ago

Cindy, thank you so much for this encouraging and motivating post. During the times of Covid these Yoga and other positive exercises like breathing and walking and dancing really helps and yes even eating healthy with lots of fluids. Lovely post.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

Thanks Cindy. You must spread your valuable knowledge to one and all. Love and lots of hugs to you too 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

Always welcome dear Cindy. Stay blessed and happy 💘💘💘💘💘

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

Take care Cindy.

boundlessblessingsblog
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11 days ago

💘💘💘🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Ruelha
12 days ago

Cindy I love this post. You covered everything so beautifully. All of the things you mentioned are so close to my heart. I really hope to be able to rejoin a gym soon. That depends on a lot of variables. But, it’s been on my list for long. I try to get in some cardio. But, I’ve been slacking and I just walk on the open road for 90 minutes at a regular pace instead. Well, something is better than nothing. I like prayer and meditation and I completely agree, it is healing in itself. I have been water obsessed since my teens and I can’t wait to learn yoga. It’s either gym or yoga class…I’ve got my eyes on these two. Thanks for keeping our spirits high alwasy with your effervescent bubbles of positivity…hugggggggssssss

A Star on the Forehead
12 days ago

Hi Cindy!
This is awesome!
When are you moving to New York? I know, I know, we can do video, etc, but I am one of those that need my hand held all the way 🙁
Wishing you a blessed week! ♥♥

A Star on the Forehead
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

You better let me know if you ever come this way 🙂 ❤

johncoyote
11 days ago

I agree dear Cindy. I work as a Pharmacy Manager and everyone except me. Had the coronavirus. I have 500 army shots, including 11 Anthrax shots. I am in good shape. I watch my five grandchildren. I am a walker. I do the vitamins and I try to eat right. Hello my friend and I hope you are doing well.

johncoyote
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

Hello dear Cindy. We must keep busy and keep moving. When we quit moving, we are done. Good morning from Michigan.

johncoyote
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

I am babysitting Baby Mia today. She liked long walks anywhere. You have a great day too dear Cindy.

Aastha
11 days ago

it’s right that india is suffering till now..and it’s too bad! I think i have been seeing the worst times of my life..may god give strength to those who have lost their loved ones. 😔🙏
thanks cindy for this post and your concern. Keep praying…

Aastha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

is everything has become normal in your country? from where u are cindy?

Aastha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

okay… good to hear that!😇

Gabriela Marie Milton
11 days ago

Thank you for sharing this Cindy. It helps us all.
Love and huge hugs to you.
xoxoxo…

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

My pleasure Cindy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Gottfried
11 days ago

I’m not scared of Covid

You lot can be exercising, catch me on the couch potatoing 😌

Gottfried
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 days ago

I didn’t get the question 👀

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
10 days ago

Good information 🥰

onesweatymess
onesweatymess
8 days ago

That’s quite interesting. I wonder if that’s because they are linking it to obesity?

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
7 days ago

Very compassionate post, Cindy. Sensible and helpful advice. I hope all is well with you. <3

Kumar Harsh
7 days ago

This was really helpful Cindy. I am as well trying to recover from the after effects of COVID-19 as i try to get back into my daily routine. I think when you say that exercise prevents the serious effects of the virus you might be very true as I have experienced it first hand. Thank you for all the exercises and the tips. Will surely start with these. 😇

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