B4H fighting back against COVID-19
We care too much about any of our fighters missing their exercise so we have put together LIVE online exercises classes! So you can get in your daily exercise, get your social fix and see all your friends working out with you! And meet some new ones along the way:)
Our HIGH functioning live classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 - 11am.
Our Lower functioning classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30 - 2:30pm.
Try Exercising at Home with us!
Don't worry about equipment we just need you, some water and a chair. If we need any extra household items we will send you a message prior to the class.
Here you can try different exercises and classes on your own time.
"I am doing the home YouTube workouts from Christine and Keith and wanted to say thank you and Keith for setting this up. As we have told you before, your Boxing4Health program means a lot to me as well as the other participants."
"Christine , thank you . Jules class was great! We loved it . Please pass it along to her"
- Ian & Joy
"We did 2 of your youtube exercise classes this week in addition to the 1:30 afternoon classes that Dan is now doing. Many thanks, just wanted to let you know. (Dan seems to be moving a bit easier this weekend)"
- Joanna & Dan
"It was really nice getting back together with the group online today. I'm a bit sore but I'll survive. Looking froward to the next one!"
7 Helpful Tips to Keep in Mind
#1 - Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!- Because it produces endorphins that happen to act as pain relievers, reduce your stress levels and even help you sleep better.
#2 - Drink lots of hot fluids (BONUS points if you can put ginger root in it) and try and avoid cold drinks. Warm fluids help to keep any secretions or mucous that you develop with a cold or the recent COVID virus looser and easier to get up and out of your lungs. It has been recommended to drink warm fluids every 20min if you do become symptomatic with COVID. Soups count too, especially ones with bone broth.
#3 - Stay off dairy!!!!! The biggest reason to remove dairy from your diet is because it’s a very high inflammatory food group. DAIRY thickens mucous so when you have a cold, flu or virus (COVID), you want to limit anything that makes mucous thicker and DAIRY is a big one! If you want to do everything you can to lessen the inflammation in your body, MILK is the first place to start. There are so many dairy free options these days. The selection is endless. My favourite go to’s are coconut yogurt (the ones in glass jars), coconut ice cream (cookie dough is my ABSOLUTE favourite, YUM!), almond milk, oat milk and coconut milk for drinking and baking. I think it’s best to alternate your non dairy choices so your body doesn’t get use to a specific one.
#4 - Disinfect your house on a daily basis if you're leaving your house for errands or work. Doorknobs, facets, handles, bathrooms are the most important ones to start with. Wash your hands before you leave your house and when you come back in your house right away!
#5 - Bath yourself and your clothes daily if you are going outside of the home. It's best to remove your clothes as soon as you come in your house.
#6 - WASH your hands for 20 seconds before you eat; before and after you leave your house; after using the washroom; putting the garbage in and out; and collecting the mail or Amazon boxes from your doorstep. I'm sure I’m missing many more but you get the point.
#7 - EAT YOUR VEGETABLES - We should be eating at least 5-7 servings of veggies a day. Now that we are home to make all of our meals this is the best time to increase your vegetable servings! Cutting up peppers are a nice treat with your eggs and bacon breakfast and salads. Cut up veggies for lunch and maybe another salad for dinner with grilled veggies taking up HALF, yes HALF of your plate.