With Running Exercises from our Physical Therapist
As much of the country continues to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic, medical centers across the United States are joining forces to start a country-wide movement of physical activity to honor and support front-line health care workers who have worked tirelessly to save lives. The Health Center at Hudson Yards joins the challenge to honor and support health care heroes at our affiliate, Mount Sinai Health System.
#FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26, and culminating on Sunday, June 14. The event encourages Americans young and old to move, exercise, and get fit to increase awareness and raise funds to support our nation’s health care heroes.
The call to action is simple:
- Choose any movement activity
- Share your activity on instagram or facebook
- Tag #FitForTheFrontLine, @healthcenterhudsonyards & @mountsinainyc
(You can even search the stickers in instagram for some fun ‘Fit For the Frontline’ gifs to add to your photos or videos)
- Don’t forget to share the Mount Sinai donation link in your bio to help raise money for frontline workers: https://www.flow.page/mountsinai
- Ask your network to join in with their own #FitForTheFrontLine challenge and pledge support by tagging them too!
#FitForTheFrontLine partner organizations include:
|Mount Sinai Health System
|Baylor College of Medicine
|Brigham and Women’s Hospital
|Northwell Health Foundation
|NYU Langone Health
|Columbia University Irving Medical Center
|Hackensack Meridian Health
|Johns Hopkins Medicine
|The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
|Massachusetts General Hospital
|University of Chicago Medicine
|Weill Cornell Medicine
|Yale New Haven Health
For more information
Need some movement ideas?
We asked our director of physical therapy, Shraddha Bhatia, PT, DPT to share some running drills to get you moving.
Static stretching before running has been scientifically studied to be ineffective in prevention of injuries. Therefore:
- Ideally a runners warm-up should consist of dynamic stretching or drills
- Perform 3-5 sets x 1 minute of each drill before running
- Cool down with stretching
- Recommended for all runners, novice or pro
High Knees and Butt Kicks
Lunges and Skipping
Hope to see you online!
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