Today’s Headlines News Include-

“House Democrats push aid bill toward passage”  Some in party join GOP in opposing measure.

                         —USA Today

“Restaurant dining capacity to expand”  DeSantis’ order also will allow gyms to reopen.

                         —The News-Press (Southwest Florida Newspaper)  


A- Avoiding Worry

Anxiety increases, with partisan controversy in Congress about the target and amount of government financial relief needs.


B- Be Not Afraid, Be Strong, Be Courageous

In the second story, Florida expands restaurant capacity, while also reopening gyms, creating need for strong, courageous, and wisdom of both service providers, and public in this re-entry phase- especially for the older, potentially at risk population, looking forward to increasing ability to exercise.


C- Caring for Your Lung health, and Each Other, at Home and in the Community

  1.  SW Florida people with age and/or health risks should discuss gym exercise options with their health care provider to determine if this is an appropriate option for their personal-individual situation (if oxygen and/or inhaled meds needs pre-or during exercise, discuss with your health care provider as well)
  2. IF the answer is “Yes” then be sure to follow all safe social distancing, safe practices.**Mask and exercise- if there is concern of ability to exercise with mask, discuss with your health care providers. One suggestion could include the option of adding the face shield as a protective barrier while exercising and removing the mask and replacing the mask with the face shield to allow you to feel more comfortable while exercising. 
  3. Please see below “Taking Control” reminders, as well Home Exercise and Pulmonary Rehab Benefits.