Such a lovely catch-up tonight with GoodGymmers from Redbridge, just a chat on a Friday evening to finish the week, discussing being active, suspicoius leg bites, training for ultras and parkruns, reading, meditation, cycling and some ideas for March challenges to keep us moving together!
Some good nature and exercise based plans for the weekend for all - have a good one!
A monthly lockdown check-in to chat, joke and just see what everyone's been up to!
Join me for a chilled cuppa/cocktail on Friday evening:)
Well done to everyone who took part in last week's challenge to walk 10,000 steps daily. Of course, it doesn't matter if for some it didn't happen - as long as you became aware how often you move and what days are particularly challenging and how you can add more activity to those days, that's all that matter:)
Well done to Linda for frankly just smashing the step target and coming in over 108,000 steps last week! Now that's some epic effort!
Great job everyone, hope you continue being mindful of your steps and try and get a few extra ones! Great tip that came out of this challenge for me is that there are surprising amount of Steps videos on youtube that you can use when all else fails:)
Great effort by everyone through a routine of stretches, upper body and core strength exercises and a cool down. A little bit of fire in our bodies but nothing too outragious - well done everyone! And see you next week again, when we'll be focusing on balance and strength;)
*Please follow all Covid guidelines if you're outside for your daily exercise *
Even before lockdown, physical inactivity has been a very serious issue with high costs to NHS not to mention the impact on mental health from lack of exercise. So this January develop a new habit of being active every day by walking/running 10,000 steps daily - you can do it in your own garden, at home or on your regular permitted daily walk/running route.
You will need to log your daily steps - I will send an email comms to all who sign up by 18th Jan.
We'll be focusing on upper body this week. This is a slower pace exercise to build strength and get a little bit of energy pre-dinner. Exercises are focused on running/walking/cycling form improvement.
Hope to see you on Monday!
Details to log in will be sent 30min before the session
Two of Haringey's Covid 19 vaccination clinics are in dire need of volunteers who can assists in keeping the clinics open. If you can spare any time in the next couple of months, please do help!
The clinics run from 8am-8pm Mon to Sun and volunteers usually do a stint of 6 hours but they would be grateful for any amount of time you can spare.
The contact at the clinic is: Carmen Harrington - email@example.com If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Carmen directly with availability and contact details. Then pop details of your shift on the comments below for me, please.
The volunteer bank is very much word of mouth at the month I.e. we are asking our friends and neighbours to help out so now for long term sustainability we are looking to create a bank of people we can call up with a few days notice.
We are running two Covid vaccination clinics in Haringey-
Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre- 239 Lordship Lane, N17 6AA
Bounds Green Group Practice, Gordon Road, N11 2PF
The clinics are running from 8am-8pm Monday-Sunday and we are looking for volunteers to do tasks including marshalling in the reception (directing people to the waiting are and the post-vaccination observation room), checking in patients at reception and assisting in the post-vaccination observation room. We would be delighted with any help people could offer, volunteers have generally been doing 4-6 hour shifts but we will be happy with any amount of time people can spare.
In terms of precautions, everyone is wearing masks at all times, patients are not allowed inside without a mask on and temperature checks are being done before people are allowed to enter the clinic. Chairs and anything that people touch are being wiped down constantly and there is good ventilation in the clinics- Bounds Green waiting area is outside in a marquee.
Sharon has got Strava connected. Strava is a great way to track your progress.
It's so hard to motivate yourself on Monday so four of us supported each other by joining a quick pre-dinner session with some strengths exercises (think squats, planks, bridges, press-ups etc) and stretching! Enough to raise the heart-rate but not leave you exhausted:) Well done everyone!
P.S. Yes, I've been watching Fools and Horses hence the report name;)