Store shelves being emptied made national headlines, especially when it came to toilet paper. Let’s put some of those items to good use in a fun, creative way that provides some physical benefits.
Equipment: One roll of toilet paper (TP) and 2 cans of soup
☑️30 jumping jacks with TP forward and up
☑️20 figure 8 squats with TP
☑️Arm circles passing TP
☑️Side lunges reaching TP
✔️Soup cans in each hand, TP in between goal post squeeze TP while working upper body with cans
✔️Bicep curls squeezing TP between legs lifting heals off ground
✔️Triceps dips one arm on TP roll at a time
✔️Plank reaching TP roll out front of body bringing it back
✔️Plank tapping feet on TP roll
✔️Chest fly crunches, cans in hands TP roll between legs
✔️Leg lowers TP roll in between legs
✔️Toe touches reaching TP towards feet in air
✔️Glute bridges squeezing TP roll
✔️Supine passing TP roll back and forth to work back and glutes
☑️Child pose using soup cans to add stretch through upper body
☑️Roll side to side
☑️Leg straddle using can to accentuate the stretch
☑️Rock and roll
☑️Upper body stretches
Please rest assured; we hope you know how deeply we feel for you, our staff and all our Healthcare workers on the front line fighting this virus. We will be praying for all of you. We also feel that we will emerge strong from this crisis. We don’t know when, but WE KNOW WE WILL. We look forward to the days ahead when we can reconnect, reunite and reignite our services to you. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
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Our thanks to Lisa Crowder for writing this blog.