Introducing our new series, Keep Calm Moment! We will be sharing videos from our health & wellness members to help you relieve stress, anxiety, and stretch those muscles while staying home during this tough time. Visit our Facebook for videos throughout the week. Tag us @DeKalbILChamber and use the hashtag #KeepCalmMoment to show us you practicing these techniques!
The Kishwaukee YMCA demonstrates an easy chair stretch to do at your desk while working from home or at the office. Feel relaxed and refreshed to get back to work in minutes!
The Center for Family Health encourages keeping up with mental and physical health during recovery by staying active in support networks. Visit any of the websites mentioned to attend an online meeting.
The Center for Family Health shares four different online recovery communities for this Keep Calm Moment. Please visit these communities if you are struggling during this time.
This Keep Calm Moment today is by Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists demonstrating stretches you can do before you get out of bed in the morning. These stretches will help you wake up on the right side of the bed!
Aspen Chiropractic demonstrates a quick, partner shoulder stretch to do at home for our Keep Calm Moment. Find a partner and feel relaxed in seconds.
Strike the Wonder Woman power pose and feel stronger in under 2 minutes like Dr. Kim Selir from Family Wellness & Rehab SC! Not all heroes wear capes!
Jen Conley from Conley Music Therapy & Instruction, LLC discusses how music impacts our moods for our Keep Calm Moment! Putting on upbeat music when you're feeling down doesn't always help! Listen to Jen explain how matching music to your mood can help you stay calm.
For our Keep Calm Moment, Nicole from the Braden Counseling Center introduces the 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as Miracle Breathing! This breathing technique will help with panic attacks or a state of worry.
Lynn Batalden from Creative Therapeutics will teach you a breathing meditation for our Keep Calm Moment! Practice this breathing technique for 2-5 minutes to feel relaxed and refreshed.
Nicole Bowker from the Braden Counseling Center, P.C. teaches you the 5,4,3,2,1 technique for anxiety attacks or distracting thoughts. Focusing on your senses will help bring you back to your current surroundings and feeling of safety.
Lynn Batalden from Creative Therapeutics demonstrates a breathing technique to help calm your nervous system- an important link to your immune system!
Nicki at the Braden Counseling Center, P.C. teaches you how to make DIY stress balls with balloons! Click play to see how quick and easy it is to make a stress ball with balloons and rice.
Dr. Ryan Friel from ProActive Chiropractic & Laser Center shows us the 4-7-8 deep breathing technique to help relieve stress and anxiety.
Ken Olson from Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists discusses the importance of sleep and shows examples of proper sleeping positions for the best night sleep. Don't let sleep affect your day to day life - try these simple tips for better sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!
This Keep Calm Moment is by Jane Gaitskill at Braden Counseling Center, who demonstrates a breathing exercise to help calm either temporary or chronic anxiety.
Nicole Bowker from Braden Counseling Center demonstrates how to relieve pressure points and breathing tips for this Keep Calm Moment. Follow along to relieve physical and mental stress.
Kim Hinzy from Adventure Works of DeKalb County, Inc. discusses how to take a mindful moment outside for our Keep Calm Moment series. It's a beautiful day, take a step outside and try these steps!
For this Keep Calm Moment Lynn Batalden from Creative Therapeutics discusses how high intense interval training (HIIT) can help burn off high stress energy. Take a moment to try it while staying home!
Nicole from Radiant Dermatology reminds us to keep up with our skin care routine for our Keep Calm Moment! When you get stressed, so does your skin! Listen to these quick reminders to keep you and your skin healthy.
For our Keep Calm Moment Jen Conley, from Conley Music Therapy & Instruction, LLC, provides a guided meditation with beautiful harp sounds. Take a moment to breathe and listen!
Lynnea Erickson Laskowski from Safe Passage, Inc. reminds us to invest in our emotional and mental well being while staying physically healthy for our Keep Calm Moment. Stay grateful for your favorite things, whether it's your favorite mug or the sunshine!
Dawn Schaefer, Executive Director of Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association, shows you how to make moon sand! Moon sand is a fun sensory activity for kids and adults. All you need is flour and baby oil!
Jen Conley from Conley Music Therapy and Instruction discusses how music can help your heart rate, neurotransmitters, brain waves, and more. Music impacts more than 30 regions of your brain. Pick up an instrument or listen to your favorite song!
Dr. Kim Selir Wellness Lifestyle Chiropractor from Family Wellness & Rehab SC helps you think positively! It's important to exercise your mental health just like your body. Watch the video for a quick mental break.
Our Membership Manager, Anna, was a personal trainer before working with us and is going to show you a quick pec stretch to do while working from home. Remember to keep calm and move your body during these times!
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