AHS Nurse Bartlett

Just Move It!

Danielle Bartlett, NASM Certified

Ok people, here are a bunch of exercises that you can do to keep yourself in shape. We are all works of art in progress so do the best you can, just keep moving!

  1. 20 Jumping Jacks followed by…
  2. 10 Push Ups followed by…
  3. 20 Jumping Jacks followed by…
  4. 10 Squats followed by…
  5. 20 Jumping Jacks followed by…
  6. 10 Push Ups followed by…
  7. 20 Jumping Jacks followed by…
  8. 10 Squats followed by…
  9. A plank for one minute
  10. Rest or Repeat 1-8 for 20 minutes

Everybody Needs a Routine

John Bartlett and Kristen Anderson

Yup, school is closed and yup it’s a weird feeling not having your usual daily routine. Establish one for yourself during this time away from school. Get up at your usual weekday time, eat breakfast then exercise-go for a walk or do sit ups or find your favorite recording artist and dance to the music, or go outside for a hike. Drink water to stay hydrated, check out some enrichment activities online; research a career, hobby, interest. Call a friend or two; think up or find a positive post for your Facebook page. Is there a closet at home that needs cleaning out? Is there a recipe that you’ve heard of or a meal that you would like to prepare? Is there a book you would like to read or a movie you could order to watch? Do you have a yard that you could start cleaning this spring? You are smart, resourceful, and kind. You know how to keep yourself safe and occupied with worthwhile activities, now get to it and enjoy!

Let’s Meditate

Mica J. Bartlett

Meditation is great for people of all ages to do. It’s simple, free and healthy. It helps you to be present in the moment, to focus and center on yourself, to clear your mind and reduce your anxiety. Here are a couple of sites for you to check out: tarabrach.com (guided meditations) and freemeditation.com. There are free meditation apps and some very nice videos with relaxing music on YouTube. Check them out!

No, You Don’t Eat Tai Chi

You Do Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient martial art of self-defense. Anyone at any age and capability can participate in the many different poses or positions of Tai Chi. It is a form of movement meditation similar to yoga. It improves balance, focus, and instills an inner peace. Try out a couple of different Tai Chi for beginners videos. There are many to choose from (on the Internet) which show a lot of different “flavors” or styles to to this art. Pick a couple that are right for you and start practicing. Enjoy!

Snack Time!

Jane Nadia Valenti, BS, Sport & Exercise Science
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Hi! Here are some quick and easy snack ideas:

  • Peanuts, tree nuts, peanut butter or tree nut butter or seed spread unless you are severely allergic to those items
  • Granola bars
  • Sliced fruit (oranges, grapefruit, clementines are naturally sliced and a great source of Vitamin C)
  • Baby carrots
  • Pea pods
  • Hummus (with veggies or crackers)
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Rice cakes (topped with a spread or plain)
  • Trail mix (make your own with raisins, pretzels, dry cereal)
  • Popcorn
  • Tortilla chips with salsa or guacamole
  • Use your imagination! Yummmmm!!!

Sit. Stay. Stay Home!

  • You are NOT on vacation
  • Be Responsible
  • Social Distance-that means you need to keep away from people (including friends & their family’s) germs
  • Keep reviewing the CDC’s Guidelines for keeping healthy (hand washing for 20 seconds, cover your mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing and then wash your hands, do not share eating or drinking utensils, keep a distance of at least 6 feet away from other people, stay home)
  • If you develop a fever over 100.3 F, a cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chills, stiff or sore muscles, headache or diarrhea CALL YOUR DOCTOR.
  • If you need to contact AHS Nurse Lydia Bartlett call the high school at 978-249-2435 or send an email to lbartlett@arrsd.org.
  • Take care of yourself, there are people who need you and love you, so stay safe.

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