#436 Senior Fitness During COVID-19: Sabrena Jo

Apr 1, 2020 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show Fitness Friday edition, I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #436.

Our show today is part of our Fitness Friday series, and it’s another great one in our Fitness Friday programs. We’ll be hearing from returning guest, Sabrena Jo.

On the Fitness Friday program, we talk with Sabrena Jo about excise and fitness. But, with all of us facing the ‘new normal,’ of COVID – 19, we are more aware than ever that the COVID – 19 pandemics has rapidly changed how we live, work and learn. First and foremost, I want to assure everyone that the safety of older adults, a population is known to be at high risk, is paramount to us here at The Not Old Better Show. As a matter of fact, today we’ll be talking to Sabrena Jo about adjusting to the ‘new normal,’ exercising in light of social distancing, and staying fit during the pandemic.

That, of course, is our guest today, Sabrena Jo talking about how fulfilling teleconferencing with your fitness professional. I love speaking with Sabrena Jo, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fitness Director of Science and Research Content, because of her range and depth of ideas, and her research orientation. Research, fact-based analysis, and outcomes orientation is critical to our Not Old Better Show audience.

Sabrena Jo and I spend considerable time researching our topics to share with you, and today’s show required extra time to give you the most up to the minute advice and counsel. According to the CDC and National Institutes of Health, where Dr. Anthony Fauci works, “Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.”

All of us in The Not Old Better Show audience are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 which may result in increased stress during a crisis. Fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions, which exercise can lessen. Please be safe and join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Sabrena Jo.

My thanks always to Sabrena Jo, ACE Director of Science and Research Content for joining us today. And to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience, look after yourself during this health crisis because looking out for yourself means looking out for all of us, to flatten the disease transmission curve. Please get the facts on COVID 19, protect each other, be kind, be well, stay safe and practice smart social distancing, and remember to Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

For more information about today’s show, please check out: https://notold-better.com

For excellent resources from the American Council on Exercise, please check out the ACE site, HERE: