Week 8

Be Well Paso Weekly Challenge

Today we begin a few more weeks of the Be Well Paso Weekly Challenge! As stay-at-home orders evolve, we’ll continue to help you stay fit, productive, connected, and positive.

JUST FOR FUN - We’ve all heard the popular saying "Laughter is the best medicine." Most psychologists agree that humor helps people take back their sense of power in a powerless situation and it helps them connect with others. 

LET’S MOVE - Over the past four weeks, you sampled a variety of exercises. Hopefully, you’ve incorporated many of them into your daily life. Over the next few weeks, we’ll turn you on to a few new ones and reintroduce you to a few of our favorites.

WHAT TO DO - In case you’ve run out of things to do, we’ll offer you some fresh ideas.

IT’S ALL GOOD - When things get tough, many people turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. Quotes have the power to inspire and encourage. Whenever you feel low, unhappy, or lacking motivation, read attentively a few quotes, and you will see how your mood and state of mind begin to improve. 

Day 1

JUST FOR FUN - Yeah, I have plans tonight. I’ll probably hit the living room around 8 or 9. Summer Reading Program

LET’S MOVE - Standing bicycle crunch time. 

WHAT TO DO - Imagine Your Story! Sign up for the Library’s first Virtual Summer Reading Program.

IT’S ALL GOOD - When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller

Day 2

JUST FOR FUN - Remember when we were little and had underwear with days of the week on them? Yeah. Those would be helpful right now. 

LET’S MOVE - 15-minute metabolism booster. 

WHAT TO DO - Binge watch your favorite show from the 80’s.

IT’S ALL GOOD - Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.- Wiston Churchill

Day 3

JUST FOR FUN - I told the kids we were starting homeschool at 9 am and they all are hiding from me in their rooms with the doors locked so is this winning? It feels like winning. 

LET’S MOVE - Boost your immune system, relax and improve the vital energy movement in your body with this 30 minute Qigong (chi-gong) practice. 

WHAT TO DO - Unplug for an hour. Switch everything to airplane mode and free yourself from the constant bings of social media and email.

IT’S ALL GOOD - You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one. - John Lennon

Day 4

JUST FOR FUN - I’ve learned to fold a fitted sheet. 

LET’S MOVE - Try a simple 10-minute workout for all ages using items you have around the house.

WHAT TO DO - Learn about the old West. 

IT’S ALL GOOD - Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

Day 5

JUST FOR FUN - When there’s a baby boom nine months from now, there will be a whole bunch of quaranteens in 2033.Frida

LET’S MOVE - 10-minute core routine.

WHAT TO DO - Explore Frida Kahlo’s life and art.

IT’S ALL GOOD - I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. - Florence Nightingale

Day 6

JUST FOR FUN - Quarantine has me realizing why my dog gets so excited about something moving outside. I just barked at a squirrel.

LET’S MOVE - Try some easy neck exercises.

WHAT TO DO - Read an art magazine.

IT’S ALL GOOD - You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. - Wayne Gretzky

Day 7

JUST FOR FUN - My fridge just groaned, rolled its eyes, and hissed at me: "Not you again!"

LET’S MOVE - Let’s work on that upper back

WHAT TO DO - Listen to classical guitar. Hoopla has lots to offer.

IT’S ALL GOOD - The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart