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Healthy Mindset [Coping Right Now] During Coronavirus

Have you been worried about your health or the health of your loved one’s during this whole COVID crisis we are going through?  In this episode we are talking about how we cope with this new world we live in during COVID with our Special Guest, Irene Bosco who is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist at Nutmeg Counseling Services in North Haven, Connecticut.

 


 

Click the video below to watch the LIVE interview with Irene within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group

You guys are in for a special treat! (in more ways than 1 with some interview crashing by Irene’s 5 year old)

 

Irene is a runner herself and has over 20 years of clinical experience as a clinician and also has passion for helping runners overcome mental hurdles, mental blocks, and becoming healthier as it relates to mental wellness.

 

 

However, she is dealing with a new challenge today helping so many clients cope with this new world we find ourselves in.

 

 

In this episode, Irene is answering these common questions she is getting each and every day in her practice:

 

How do I deal with all the worry I have that I will get the virus or someone I love will become sick?

 

How do I stay connected with my loved ones during social distancing?

 

How do I continue doing the things I love like exercising when my life is turned upside down?

 

 

 

You can also listen to the audio version of the Q&A I had with Irene Bosco on the Healthy Runner Podcast …now available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or in this Website Link

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I am so excited to share the content on this podcast with you to answer this question…
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How do runners like us remain active, get stronger, and heal from injuries without being told to stop running and create a healthy life for ourselves so we can continue to hit PR’s well into our 40’s and 50’s.
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If you are motivated and want to continue running without pain and want to run faster and further then this episode of the Healthy Runner podcast is for you!  Head over to your favorite podcast platform and SUBSCRIBE to check out the first 11 episodes!

 

 

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O.k. lets wrap up what we talked about in this article:

Irene Bosco shared with us for us struggling parents trying to maintain a healthy mindset during the coronavirus.  She talked about 3 tips we can all implement to help keep our families healthy during this social isolation. I hope you have found the podcast and YouTube video helpful and would appreciate you sharing this article out so more friends can get the help they need. We will get through this together!

 

Thank you for taking the time to read and stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running!

 

Stay safe,

 

– Duane

Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

 

Connect with Irene:

Facebook: Nutmeg Counseling Services, LLC

Website: www.nutmegcounseling.com

Instagram: @ibbosco73

 

Do you want to know more about our SPARK Physical Therapy running injury clinic or our healthy runner evaluation to get you on a specific plan to PREVENT any running related injuries as you ramp up your miles for 2020?

 

 

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Pivoting to keep up with your needs at this time. We are happy to offer virtual telehealth visits 7 days a week. We have always met your expectations and goals and will continue to meet you where YOU are at…and right now that includes virtual sessions.

 

 

Other COVID-19 Topic Related Resources For Healthy Runners:

 

 

Are you a parent who is feeling like you are juggling 3 jobs right now? Employee, mom, and teacher 24/7?  Are you struggling to keep your children active right now?…  Are you wondering what the best practices are to motivate your children to stay active during this coronavirus isolation? I know this is going on in my house and I had the pleasure of interviewing my cousin who is an expert in this area.

 

In this episode, we are talking about how we can help and keep our children active during this crisis with our special guest, Brett Yarris who is founder and instructor at BioKinetiX a movement company in New Canaan, Connecticut.

 

Brett is a movement behavior specialist with a specialty in helping children with special needs stay active and fit as well as coaching and training collegiate and professional athletes.  He has a passion for helping his clients live an active and healthy lifestyle.  Using the techniques of applied behavior analysis, Brett is able to decrease challenging behaviors while reinforcing correct and healthy movement patterns.

 

Click THIS LINK to hear Brett’s 3 Tips to help get your children more active!

 

 

What 3 tips did I learn during these past 3 weeks of being home social distanced from my world? How did I stay active and fit and maintain my sanity?… “I feel so out of control and with all the chaos going on in my house … how do I stay fit without going to the gym?!” Have you thought this to yourself?

 

I know I have! Personally I’ve had this issue this past week trying to balance life, family, work, and staying active. We all had big goals for 2020 and spring races, now that the plan has changed we can’t let ourselves dip into a place we don’t want to go! In this blog article, I got you covered on how you can stay active and fit with these 3 tips I learned during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Click THIS LINK to learn about my 3 Tips to boost your confidence with your home workouts during this difficult time.

 

 

Are you in need of some mental relief (like me) and are looking to get in some exercise during this time of social distancing?

 

Are you a runner who wants to stay healthy now more than ever for the benefits of your immune system while we try and prevent the spread of this virus ?

 

Click THIS LINK to learn how to “just keep running” during social distancing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Katja L.

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The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.

At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.

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