Tips to ensure Fitness is not compromis New York City
Tips to ensure Fitness is not compromised during the pandemic
The lockdown has kept gyms and fitness studios on a pause, and more New Yorkers are on the street for cardio.
Dr Anthony Fauci, a Coronavirus task force member, is a runner. Also, Gov. Cuomo had taken up this hobby with his daughters between his gubernatorial duties. But Annick Lamar, New York Runners coach, puts forward the fact safety is essential.
Therefore, if one is up for a run or a virtual marathon, there are some tips from NYRR:
a) Maintain Distance
Lamar says that one should follow CDC regulations and stay 6 feet away from others and one should be aware of their state rules. Also, she suggests that heading out for a run while roadways are empty, is a safer option, i.e. early morning or later in the afternoon or otherwise saving the run for a drizzly day.
She also suggests to be creative with the routes to avoid the crowd, and on seeing too many people on the same street, one can immediately take a different course.
b) Always wear a mask
Wearing a mask while heading out for a run is very important, and also, one must make sure there is enough space for others around. Trying a neck gaiter is a good alternative, although mask alone also works.
c) Running not a compulsion
Lamar also puts a counter-intuitive point that in the current situation, one does not require to run if one does not feel safe to be out there.
d) Start Slow
New runners should first try two or three 20-minute runs and avoid speeding up too quickly. She also suggests taking “walk-runs” to get one’s body becomes used to running. The walk-runs would include alternate running for two to five minutes and walking for about 30 seconds or a minute.
e) Gradually Pace Yourself
Generally for new runners, Lamar asks to keep a pace where one can hold a conversation with someone and to ensure this, one may need to talk out loud despite no company to make sure the breathing is in check.
f) Ensure wearing proper Running shoes
Good running shoes can go a long way in letting one feel comfortable and gives an enjoyable first jog. Virtual fittings and consultations for new runners are also available if required.
g) Keep at It
There is no particular thing that makes anyone a runner. It is all about making it a part of life. Lamar says that runners are whoever does it. Running may take a long time to make one feel used to it, but gradually, it will become a good habit.
Late-night fire in a building in Newark, one dead and seven injured
A fire near Magazine Street, Newark led to a man’s death; seven other injured people were taken to the nearby hospital. Among the injured ones, there is a child, and two people are in critical condition. As per the Fire Department officials, the blaze was seen around 11 pm on Friday in a three-story residential apartment, and they say it might have started from the second floor, spreading to the third floor and an attached building. Neighbours claim that they say some people were jumping out of the building to save themselves from the blaze. The American Red Cross affirms that they are assisting eight families displaced from their homes.
Officer-involved shootings under investigation
A pair of shooting deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey. The shooting involved state police, and a male civilian was severely injured. As per the attorney general’s office, the incident took place on Saturday, around 6:30 am on The Garden State Parkway, Bass River. On the same day, around 1:00 am, another civilian was severely wounded in another shooting that involved an officer in Paterson. As per a spokesman for the Passaic County sheriff’s office, the injured officer was treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and discharged. The names of the two men are not yet known, and the investigation is carried out by the office of public integrity and the accountability in the state police central crime bureau and attorney general’s office. The State law needs that the attorney general’s office should look into deaths occurring during encounters with law enforcement.
Basketball Hall of Fame Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19
Patrick Ewing, a basketball coach in Georgetown, is tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized for the treatment.
The Hall of Fame player for the Hyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in his statement, which was issued by the university. "This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine, and we will all get through this."
According to school, Ewing, 57, is the only man of its men's program who is found positive for Coronavirus.
He was a 7-foot player for the Georgetown basketball team and win the 1984 NCAA men's basketball championship and reach two more title games.
During the four years when John Thompson was playing in the Georgetown team, and the team went to 121-23, a winning percentage of .840.
He became the overall No.1 pick in 1985 after the Knicks won the NBA's first lottery. But Ewing stops leading the New York after their defeat against Hakeen Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets in NBA Finals of 1994.
Ewing played in total 17 seasons in the NBA, amongst which 15 were with the Knicks.
NYC Teachers showing their support to frontline workers by delivering meals
Two New York City teachers had come forward to support the frontline workers for their fight with Coronavirus.
Co-founders at Brooklyn Cares managed to make around 1,000 meals in just three weeks with their local support.
"It's been a very grassroots thing for us because neither one of us in the nonprofit world," Michele Levin, of Brooklyn Cares, said.
Another member at Brooklyn Cares, Stephanie Schragger, said that it was all possible with the support they received.
"We are so overwhelmed by the support that we've had from people," Schragger said.
Both managed to do this while teaching at St. Ann's School and also homeschooling their young kids.
Levin said that they had to try extra hard to make this project work "in the little pockets of time before class, after class, when our children are in bed, or on the weekends."
They decided to open Brooklyn Cares after seeing the impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare system and neighborhood restaurants and
thought to help both groups.
By now, they have received nearly $17,000 to provide meals to the frontline workers. The meals prepared by them go to healthcare facilities, including Cobble Hill Health Center -- a nursing home hit hard by COVID-19.
NYC started reopening but Governor Cuomo warn people to be safe and to follow the guidelines to flatten the curve
As the economy had started opening up, the tri-state area is learning to live the new normal life. After months, the restaurants in Connecticut are seeing lines of customers, and New Jersey is seeing lines to buy summer beach badges while maintaining social distancing.
Now up to 10 people can visit churches in New York at a time, and similar small crowds are allowed for the Memorial Day ceremonies to honor veterans. Still, the flags are half-staff to honor the thousands of lives lost in the tristate region due to coronavirus.
Seven out of 10 regions in New York had started reopening, but Governor Andrew Cuomo said that even small mistakes could lead to significant consequences, as per his seven criteria to continue the path forward.
The Governor appeals region to reopen safely and follow all the guidelines carefully.
"Increased activity only leads to increased cases if precautions aren't taken. Everyone has a role to play," Cuomo said Thursday, as he noted new daily hospitalizations had hit a months-long low. "If people get arrogant and casual about this pandemic, you will see the infection rate go up."
New York and Long Island met four out of seven criteria, and both have identified that they require to train more tracing armies as they need at least 30 tracers per 100,000 people.