Week 10

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 - Dear parents: If your child (meaning, you) was able to log onto Google Classroom today, let’s call it a successful day. If you didn’t, do not panic. Let’s call it a "life skills" day.

LET’S MOVE - Ready for some more hand strengthening exercises? If your hands and fingers feel painful and stiff, try warming them up before you exercise. This can make it easier to move and stretch. Use a heating pad or soak them in warm water for about five to 10 minutes. Or, for a deeper warmth, rub some oil on your hands, put on a pair of rubber gloves, and then soak them in warm water for a few minutes.  

WHAT TO DO - Learn calligraphy. 

IT’S ALL GOOD - Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi

Day 2

JUST FOR FUN - The people who give out free hugs must be devastated right now. 

LET’S MOVE - 15-minute metabolism booster. 

WHAT TO DO - Explore Native American lore.

IT’S ALL GOOD - I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

Day 3

JUST FOR FUN - A lot of comedians are doing their gigs online, which is great for me because now I can just bomb from the comfort of my own home.

LET’S MOVE - Let’s take some time to relax and stretch. Try these five yoga stretches from Paso Robles Recreation 50+ Yoga instructor Debbie Stevens.

WHAT TO DO - Read Desiderata by Max Ehrman.

IT’S ALL GOOD - You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus

Day 4

JUST FOR FUN - Never thought one day I’d have to avoid going to the gym in order to stay healthy.

LET’S MOVE - This stretch helps improve the range of motion in your fingers. Hold your hand out in front of you, palm facing you. Bend your fingertips down to touch the base of each finger joint. Your hand should look a little like a claw. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat at least four times on each hand.

WHAT TO DO - Play scrabble online

IT’S ALL GOOD - Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

Day 5

JUST FOR FUN - Me in 2019: If I could just have a week with nothing to do and nowhere to go, I could finally get this house clean and organized. Me Now: Nope, that wasn’t the problem…

LET’S MOVE - Hip Opening Yoga Stretches.

WHAT TO DO - Take an online photography course.

IT’S ALL GOOD - Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

Day 6

JUST FOR FUN - Husband: "One nice thing about the quarantine is we haven’t been out spending money." Wife (as she clicks "Add to Cart") "So nice."

LET’S MOVE - Try these five core-strengthening pilates exercises (with videos) from Silver Sneakers.

WHAT TO DO - Make a bath bomb.

IT’S ALL GOOD - If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh

Day 7

JUST FOR FUN - Alexa, homeschool the children.

LET’S MOVE - Let’s dance! Join Jenny McClendon for a 35 minute line dance class for seniors and beginners. Learn the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide and more. 

WHAT TO DO - Have a night at the opera. Check out Met Opera on Demand.

IT’S ALL GOOD - There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle