The Weekly Update

A Newsletter from the Mayor's Fitness Council of San Antonio

From the Desk of Full Council Chair, Mandy Tyler

Greetings Mayor’s Fitness Council Members and Community Partners,


I hope each of you are healthy, safe and doing well. With the beautiful fall weather I hope you are finding opportunities to be active outdoors. I know I have enjoyed afternoon walks with my kids and our dog through the neighborhood. If you have not recently had the chance to visit the FitCitySA website, I encourage you to do so and review the updated information Bert Pickell provided on the SA Walks page. The website now provides helpful information on walking during COVID – so make sure to check out the information and be inspired to put on your walking shoes and enjoy the outdoors!

https://www.fitcitysa.com/move-more/san-antonio-walks/

Please continue to follow the Mayor’s Fitness Council on all social media platforms and help us share the great work of our council and community partners.


Have a great week!
Mandy

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NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness San Antonio Presents Free Support Groups

INFORMATION TO JOIN A SUPPORT GROUP

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program that offers respect, understanding, encouragement
and hope. NAMI Connection groups are:
• Free and confidential
• Held weekly for 90 minutes
• Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
• Led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves

Voices for Children Presents the Power of Play Event on 11/14


We're excited to be partnering with

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

to host this live event! Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../early-care-and-education...
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Time to Start Thinking About the 2021 It's Time Texas Community Challenge San Antonio! #RepeatTexasChampions

Loading up the 2021 #CommunityChallenge. We have some exciting updates this year! We can't wait to share them with you on November 1, 2020. Save the Date for the upcoming challenge that will take place from January 4 - February 28, 2021. More details on how to register to earn points for San Antonio coming soon!

San Antonio Parks & Recreation Presents Time Under Tension (TUT) Workout

Home Bodies - King T.U.T

San Antonio Sports Presents Motivation Monday with Professional Tennis Player, Jessica Pegula (Click Video below to Play Video)

San Antonio Sports on Facebook Watch

FREE Fitness Classes from the Bexar County Health Collaborative (Click Link Below for Classes)

San Antonio Walks Presents the SA Walks Calendar - November 2020 - February 2021

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CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families Presents Blueberry Oatmeal for Breakfast

Blueberry Oatmeal for breakfast! The oats help your body maintain healthy cholesterol levels and the nuts add extra protein to keep you fueled all day long! Using the link in bio, click recipes to search. https://bit.ly/2yTUIQK

San Antonio Food Bank Presents Virtual Gardening Class

Our final Virtual Garden Class will take place on November 6th, 10 - 11am - Harvest

For more information and to sign up contact our Garden Engagement Coordinator at: 210.431.8389 | amcdermott@safoodbank.org

It's Time Texas Presents the Teach Healthier! App - a FREE Resource for Anyone Looking for Healthy Content

Teach Healthier!
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Trinity University Presents Free Webinar - The Physics of COVID Transmission: Protecting Yourself Against Airborne Respiratory Particles - 11/5 @7:00 pm

The Physics of COVID Transmission: Protecting Yourself Against Airborne Respiratory Particles

Ryan Davis, Ph. D., assistant professor of chemistry at Trinity University, moderated by Tess Coody-Anders, vice president of Strategic Communications and Marketing


Thursday, November 5, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (CDT)


Join us for a timely discussion on the emerging evidence for how diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu are transmitted, and the best practices for limiting exposure to potentially infectious, airborne particles emitted by contagious individuals, and help keep you safe during the weeks ahead.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is American Diabetes Month. According to the CDC, having type 2 diabetes increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Visit our website to learn more about managing diabetes, prevention, and take a risk assessment here: www.diabeteshelpsa.com.

Metro Health Presents SA Kids B.R.E.A.T.H.E Resource

Need an asthma action plan for your child? Breathe easy; the Community Health Workers at SA Kids B.R.E.A.T.H.E are here for you! Let us help you find the best ways to manage your child’s asthma. Give us a call at 210-207-7282 or visit our website to learn more: www.sanantonio.gov/SAKidsBREATHE

Cox Media Presents Nominate a First Responder

Nominate a First Responder Hero and Y100 could honor them this Friday on the air, and hook them up with a $200 gift card, courtesy of T-Mobile. https://www.y100fm.com/contests/first-responder-friday-win-200-gift-card/N33R2D4YDVAYLH5MZW46K6GFPM/?fbclid=IwAR1K6lPqWXQQzLyWEh4QDAwqLaArQtB0oRou3i6CQO9G7u8RqouHqF2y3Nw#//
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Click Link Below to View Important Covid-19 Resources & Information

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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is Looking for Plasma Donors

If you’ve recovered from COVID-19 donate convalescent plasma at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center and help give other patients a fighting chance! For more info, email COVID19@SouthTexasBlood.org or visit SouthTexasBlood.org/COVID19. #DonateCOVIDPlasma
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Mayor's Fitness Council Committee Meetings & Events This Month

Mayor's Fitness Council Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 2-4pm

via Zoom

Greetings Mayor's Fitness Council Executive Committee Members!


We will be meeting on Wednesday, November 11th at 2:00 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link and meeting agenda will be sent out via email to your inbox. Please contact Andrea Bottiglieri if you need assistance or have any questions - Andrea.Bottiglieri@sanantonio.gov.

Mayor's Fitness Council Community Committee Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 3-5pm

via Zoom

Greetings Mayor's Fitness Council Community Committee Members and Community Partners!


We will be meeting on Thursday, November 12th at 3:00 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link to join this meeting is as follows:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81968965961?pwd=V2hpNkJSMnhoZWFrQVVCaTMzdFhqdz09


Meeting ID: 819 6896 5961

Passcode: EJ5ZEm

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,81968965961#,,,,,,0#,,552561# US (Houston)

+16699006833,,81968965961#,,,,,,0#,,552561# US (San Jose)


Dial by your location

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

Meeting ID: 819 6896 5961

Passcode: 552561

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdn2y4NmSS


Please contact Community Committee Chair, Bert Pickell if you need assistance or have any questions - bpickell@satx.rr.com.

Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador Mock Panels

Saturday, Nov. 14th, 9am-12pm

via Zoom

Greetings Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador, Student Mentors and Families!


We will be meeting on Saturday, November 14th via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out via email to your inbox.


Student Ambassadors/Families please contact Isabel Ramos-Lebron if you need assistance or have any questions - nutritionbeets@gmail.com.


Student Mentors/Families please contact Andrea Bottiglieri if you need assistance or have any questions - Andrea.Bottiglieri@sanantonio.gov.

Mayor's Fitness Council Healthy Schools Committee Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 9-11am

via Zoom

Greetings Mayor's Fitness Council Healthy Schools Committee Members!


We will be meeting on Thursday, November 19th at 9:00 am via Zoom. The Zoom link and meeting agenda will be sent out via email to your inbox. Please contact Andrea Bottiglieri if you need assistance or have any questions - Andrea.Bottiglieri@sanantonio.gov.

Mayor's Fitness Council Communications Committee Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2-4pm

via Zoom

Greetings Mayor's Fitness Council Communications Committee Members!


We will be meeting on Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link and meeting agenda will be sent out via email to your inbox. Please contact Andrea Bottiglieri if you need assistance or have any questions - Andrea.Bottiglieri@sanantonio.gov.

Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador Panel Presentations

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 9am-2pm

via Zoom

Greetings Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassadors and Families!


Student Ambassador Teams will be presenting their health and wellness service project idea at the Panel Presentations on Saturday, November 21st via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out via email to your inbox. Please contact Isabel Ramos-Lebron if you need assistance or have any questions - nutritionbeets@gmail.com.

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April Ancira

Today like everyday that ends in “Y,” someone online has something not nice to say to me or about me. I have quite the ability to shake it off but every now & then someone gets 5 more seconds than they should and that happened today. However, what I have learned over time after listening to the Happiness Lab podcast, books by late Ultra Athlete David Clark, and many stories and educational forums is A lot about Stoicism and Meditation. So Today, during my 50min continuous swim for Ironman Florida, I repeated the mantra Health & Wellness and assigned each word to each arm. Right stroke, “Health,” Left Stroke, “Wellness.” So that’s all I said with every stroke and bam.... by the end of my swim I felt mentally Happy and Healthy. Not to mention how fast it went by.

Mayor's Fitness Council Mission & Vision

MFC Mission: Increase awareness and connect San Antonio residents to opportunities for improved emotional well-being, physical activity, and healthy eating.

MFC Vision: A San Antonio where residents have opportunities to move more, eat better, and stay connected.

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Feeling the Holiday Spirit? Need a Laugh? Check Out the Holderness Family with Christmas Will Make Everything Better

Christmas Will Make Everything Better

Mayor's Fitness Council 2019 Annual Report

Digital Mood Inspiration - Colors of the Wind Phone Wallpaper

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