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Exercise vital to physical, mental health during isolation

Health leaders are stressing the importance of exercise as increasingly strict rules about staying at home are being enforced across the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.“There’s no question, exercise can play a really positive role right now,” said Dr. Scott Woods, medical director of Tri-Health Pavilion.Woods said days of isolation can wear people down.“The more shut in you are, the more depressed you are, clearly has a negative effect on the way your body acts, both your immunity and physically,” Woods said.Health experts said exercise has proven to be good physical and mental medicine for seclusion.“It improves your mental attitude, improves deep sleep, R.E.M. sleep. Those are all good things for your normal body cycle, which is good for your immunity,” Woods said.Monday, Tri-Health launched a new online effort to better help people who are staying at home.“We’re doing live classes, where you can follow an instructor doing very specific exercises,” said Tri-Health personal trainer James Wilson.For the first time, Tri-Health is posting free, live exercise classes to their Facebook page. The live programs will show up three times a day taking real-time questions and will include nutrition tips.“Not everyone knows what to do. So, this gives us some direction. ‘Where do I start? How do I do this? Am I doing this right?’ So, this will be great,” Wilson said.

Health leaders are stressing the importance of exercise as increasingly strict rules about staying at home are being enforced across the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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“There’s no question, exercise can play a really positive role right now,” said Dr. Scott Woods, medical director of Tri-Health Pavilion.

Woods said days of isolation can wear people down.

“The more shut in you are, the more depressed you are, clearly has a negative effect on the way your body acts, both your immunity and physically,” Woods said.

Health experts said exercise has proven to be good physical and mental medicine for seclusion.

“It improves your mental attitude, improves deep sleep, R.E.M. sleep. Those are all good things for your normal body cycle, which is good for your immunity,” Woods said.

Monday, Tri-Health launched a new online effort to better help people who are staying at home.

“We’re doing live classes, where you can follow an instructor doing very specific exercises,” said Tri-Health personal trainer James Wilson.

For the first time, Tri-Health is posting free, live exercise classes to their Facebook page. The live programs will show up three times a day taking real-time questions and will include nutrition tips.

“Not everyone knows what to do. So, this gives us some direction. ‘Where do I start? How do I do this? Am I doing this right?’ So, this will be great,” Wilson said.

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