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Supporters Celebrate Veterans Day with Functional Fitness Workout

Participants will complete 11 rounds of five exercises representing the branches of service and the rich history of Veterans Day virtually or in their local communities. More than 100 gyms have registered to host a WOD for Warriors, following local health guidance.

“WOD for Warriors is a great opportunity to support veterans through functional fitness,” said Mike Erwin, Executive Director of Team RWB. “We’re thrilled that The Vitamin Shoppe, our partners, and hundreds of participants across the nation are joining us this year.”

All proceeds support Team RWB’s mission while enabling community members to do more than say “Thank You” this Veterans Day.

“The Vitamin Shoppe and all of our Health Enthusiasts associates are honored to join this year’s WOD for Warriors in support of Team RWB, and help power its health and wellness mission that so closely aligns to our own. I know our incredible partners at BPI Sports, MuscleTech, Outright, ProSupps, and RedCon1 join me in a heartfelt salute to all the veterans who have served our nation and communities. There has never been a more meaningful time to recognize their spirit of honor, commitment and drive, and for us all to learn from that example,” said Sharon Leite, CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe.

To prepare for the workout, veterans and supporters have been participating in a Team RWB training plan by Army officer and 2x CrossFit Games athlete Chandler Smith, which began on October 16. Partner exercises, modifications, and an adaptive WOD (workout of the day) developed by the Wounded Warrior Project are available to offer athletes of all abilities the opportunity to sweat their support.

Participants are invited to join a live stream WOD for Warriors event at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern) hosted in Tampa, FL, by Yuengling Beer at Cigar City CrossFit. The live stream will be made available through the Team RWB App on November 11.

Learn more or register for WOD for Warriors at teamrwb.org/w4w. 

About Team Red, White & Blue
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit organization founded in 2010, is forging America’s leading health and wellness community for military veterans, families, and their supporters. With Team RWB, all veterans have the opportunity to reclaim what was most precious about their military service: an unwavering sense of belonging born of challenges that show us what we are capable of. For more information, visit teamrwb.org.

Contact: Bana Miller
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NICU babies celebrate Halloween in adorable fashion

No tricks here, just adorable little treats.

The NICU team handmade the costumes.

The NICU team handmade the costumes.
(Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare)

Staff at one Florida hospital helped their littlest patients celebrate their first Halloween in style. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare dressed up their NICU babies in pint-sized costumes to make the holiday extra sweet.

The Facebook post featured sweet captions next to the pictures. 

The Facebook post featured sweet captions next to the pictures. 
(Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare)

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“Halloween in the NICU is one of our favorite traditions, and this year is no exception!” a post on the hospital’s Facebook page said. “Thank you to our incredible NICU team for making such an uncertain time so special for these little ones’ families.”

The post was quickly gaining likes on Facebook.

The post was quickly gaining likes on Facebook.
(Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare)

Babies were dressed up as Toy Story’s “Sheriff Woody,” yummy spaghetti and meatballs, Dr. Seuss’ “Thing 1 and Thing 2,” peas in a pod, an avocado, popcorn, a peanut, a lamb, M&Ms and more.

The annual tradition is said to be a highlight for staff.

The annual tradition is said to be a highlight for staff.
(Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare)

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The hospital’s two NICUs care for over 600 babies each year, according to the hospital’s website. Highly trained nurses and respiratory therapists are on-call 24 hours a day to help care for premature and/or sick babies from area hospitals and centers.

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Celebrate Autumn Traditions Without Raising Your COVID Risk | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

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SUNDAY, Oct. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the weather gets cooler and social activities move indoors, Americans need to take steps to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, an expert says.

“We now know that if we are going to socialize with people who are not in our household — or in our pandemic pod — being outside or in a well-ventilated space is better than being inside without outside air circulation,” said Lisa Lee, a public health expert at Virginia Tech University.

If you’re planning indoor gatherings, keep the number of guests as low as possible, leave enough space to maintain 6 feet or more between people, and wear face coverings.

“These preventive measures are more important than ever because we know that recent COVID-19 cases are among younger people, who are less likely to have symptoms and might not even know that they are contagious,” Lee said in a university news release.

“As families mix — young with old, healthy with frail — we will see more vulnerable people becoming infected and dying,” she added. “Protect your grandparents by making sure everyone wears a mask.”

As for fall traditions such as trick-or-treating on Halloween, visiting pumpkin patches and indoor haunted houses, Lee offered safety guidelines.

Avoid crowds, especially indoors; maintain social distancing; wash your hands often, and wear a face covering.

Consider replacing indoor activities with outdoor ones. For example, take a walk to look at the autumn colors; go for a hike; have a scavenger hunt, or visit a farm that offers fall hay rides. Plan ahead so you can avoid crowds, keep your distance and wear a mask, Lee said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on COVID-19.

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