Week 5

Be Well Paso Weekly Challenge

Today we begin a few more weeks of the Be Well Paso Weekly Challenge! As stay-at-home orders evolve, we’ll continue to help you stay fit, productive, connected, and positive.

JUST FOR FUN - We’ve all heard the popular saying "Laughter is the best medicine." Most psychologists agree that humor helps people take back their sense of power in a powerless situation and it helps them connect with others. 

LET’S MOVE - Over the past four weeks, you sampled a variety of exercises. Hopefully, you’ve incorporated many of them into your daily life. Over the next few weeks, we’ll turn you on to a few new ones and reintroduce you to a few of our favorites.

WHAT TO DO - In case you’ve run out of things to do, we’ll offer you some fresh ideas.

IT’S ALL GOOD - When things get tough, many people turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. Quotes have the power to inspire and encourage. Whenever you feel low, unhappy, or lacking motivation, read attentively a few quotes, and you will see how your mood and state of mind begin to improve. 

Day 1

JUST FOR FUN - To all those grandparents who are missing their grand kids right now: Once this is over, you can have them for a month. Sincerely, A Tired Mom.

LET’S MOVE - Enjoy this 30-minute yoga for balance video with Paso Robles 50+ Yoga instructor Debbie Stevens. 

WHAT TO DO - Read an American classic. Hoopla has both eBook and audiobook formats. 

IT’S ALL GOOD - Keep looking up. That’s the secret of life. -Charlie Brown

Day 2

JUST FOR FUN - Ladies, times to start dating the older dudes. They can get you in the grocery store early. 

LET’S MOVE - Get your heart pumping with this 34-minute Zumba Gold dance workout from Vicky Martyn Fitness.

WHAT TO DO - Watch funny baby animal videos. YouTube has lots of them.

IT’S ALL GOOD - Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb

Day 3

JUST FOR FUN - Notice from the Association of Psychiatrists: During the quarantine it is considered normal to talk to your plants and pets. Kindly contact us only if they reply. Thank you.  

LET’S MOVE - Let’s dance! Join Jenny McClendon for a 35 minute line dance class for seniors and beginners. Learn the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide and more. 

WHAT TO DO - Grow potatoes from a piece of potato (cut side down, with the eyes pointing up). 

IT’S ALL GOOD - How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank

Day 4

Bird FeederJUST FOR FUN - 2020: The year your trash bin goes out more than you do.

LET’S MOVE - Try this 10 minute home workout from The Body Coach.  Looking for more or a higher intensity workout? Check out the 250+ free workout videos from The Body Coach here.

WHAT TO DO - Build a simple birdfeeder.

IT’S ALL GOOD - When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu

Day 5

JUST FOR FUN - Got so bored I checked out all of your profiles. Two of you have the same boyfriend. 

LET’S MOVE - Boost your immune system, relax and improve the vital energy movement in your body with this 30 minute Qigong (chi-gong) practice.

WHAT TO DO - Learn more about our local history. Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library is a good place to start. 

IT’S ALL GOOD - Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. -Oscar Wilde

Day 6

JUST FOR FUN - Sheltering in place is like solo backpacking: I either showered this morning or last Wednesday. Who’s to say? We’ll never know.

LET’S MOVE -Try these five core-strengthening pilates exercises (with videos) from Silver Sneakers.

WHAT TO DO - Go to an art museum. Here are 20 of them.

IT’S ALL GOOD - We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie

Day 7

JUST FOR FUN - Learning to cook at home. Day 1: I’m gonna get so good at cooking! Day 3:  Ah, another perfectly toasted Pop Tart!

LET’S MOVE -The Body Coach is back with a 10-minute home chair workout for seniors. 

WHAT TO DO - Bake a dessert you love. Then eat it! (Preferably, not a Pop Tart!)

IT’S ALL GOOD - Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama