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Stay healthy at home with virtual workouts from local fitness studios and gyms

04/13/20

Stay healthy at home with virtual workouts from local fitness studios and gyms

There's nothing like a quick midday workout routine or a morning ashtanga class to boost your energy and clear the mind. Local gyms, yoga studios and other organizations are doing their part to help us adjust to our new stay-at-home situation by pivoting to online classes that can be joined any time of day, whether it’s between Zoom meetings or between Lunch No. 1 and Lunch No. 2. So whether you're a yogi or a yoga newbie, you can stay active and try a virtual vinyasa session (or a do 7-minute Desk Detox or take a hip-hop class courtesy of the Sacramento Ballet), with no one watching and without leaving your living room. Sacramento Ballet The company recently released a series of SB @ Home classes via Zoom ($10 drop-in fee) that take aspects of the professionals’...

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Warm weather means outdoor exercising. Is 6 feet of distancing enough?

04/10/20

Warm weather means outdoor exercising. Is 6 feet of distancing enough?

With sunny skies above, many of us will be breaking free of our shelter-in-place swaddle and heading outdoors. Even during the stay-at-home mandate, the official state and county guidelines consider outdoor activities like walking, hiking, biking and running “essential,” provided social distancing is involved. But is the 6-foot rule enough when it comes to potentially virus-carrying respiratory particles that we naturally emit when we breathe or talk, much less cough or sneeze? Recently, a group of 37 global scientists petitioned the World Health Organization to raise the distancing regulations to more than 6 feet. One scientist in that group, a University of Colorado chemistry professor, says he tries to keep at least 25 feet from anyone while outdoors. We...

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Beam into culture class from your couch with virtual art and history tours from 6 local institutions

04/03/20

Beam into culture class from your couch with virtual art and history tours from 6 local institutions

With many local museums doing their part to flatten the curve by closing to the public, gone are the days of hours-long wanders through our arts centers, at least for now—Gov. Gavin Newsom said California's stay-at-home directive could last through June. But being homebound doesn't mean our artistic masterpieces are completely out of reach—Sacramento arts centers are coming up with creative digital solutions by posting online exhibitions, video tours and more. Here’s your guide to getting virtually cultured. Anytime Tours Learn more about the historic River City on The Center for Sacramento History's Anytime Tours app or website, which launched in 2018. The virtual guided tours are around 45 minutes, and for every stop there’s a short video...

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Show our healthcare workers some love with a caring cup of coffee

04/02/20

Show our healthcare workers some love with a caring cup of coffee

In the days of COVID-19, no one needs (or deserves) a morning or afternoon fix more than the healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. Thanks to a grassroots coffee-and-sympathy movement, you can buy a well-earned dose of caffeine for the region’s doctors and nurses. And with Gov. Gavin Newsom recently calling on “thousands and thousands” of retired and soon-to-graduate healthcare workers to quickly join (or re-join) the workforce, the volume of java needed, even at the local level, just reached bottomless. Pachamama Coffee Cooperative was the first local cafe to organize such an effort after noticing that more doctors and nurses than usual were filing into its East Sacramento location, just a two-minute walk away from Mercy General Hospital....

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