Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a recent article on Military.com reporting that military suicides are up as much as 20% served as a somber reminder of the increased importance of Home Base’s mission. After making the difficult decision in March to suspend all in-person programs as COVID-19 began to spread, the Home Base team quickly
On September 26, 2020, Home Base held its 11th annual Run to Home Base presented by New Balance 5K/9K as a virtual fundraising event. Originally scheduled for Fenway Park in July, Home Base made the difficult decision to postpone and “reimagine” the event out of health and safety concerns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although
The 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience was a tough challenge in an already challenging year, but 12 runners took inspiration from Home Base’s mission and committed to running virtually, raising more than $177,540 in critical funds to support Veterans, Service Members, and their Families. The Boston Marathon was initially postponed from April to September due
We all know that we need to consistently drink water to stay hydrated and healthy and that drinking glasses of water are the easiest way to do so. In today’s Operation Health at Home post, you will learn some fun, easy ways to stay hydrated that aren’t just drinking water!
In the third of the series about Performance Enhancing Supplements, Chris Manzano and Emilie Burgess overview Pre-Workouts, debunks some myths, reveal the evidence based truth, and help you incorporate them into your lifestyle!
Welcome to our first of our 2 plyometric workouts. Today we will be focusing on lower body plyometrics or “jump training” Plyometrics or “plyos” are advanced, explosive movements. They incorporate power and are a great approach to enhance athleticism. To make sure everyone can join us in this workout, we have included regressions or exercises that build you up to plyometric execution but easier to execute. If you do not feel you are yet ready for plyometrics as they are very advanced, stick to the regressive exercises and still join us in this workout.
If you are ready for some explosiveness and power production in your training, then let’s get to jumping and burning some calories! I’m ready! You ready? Then let’s go!
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, an awareness day observed each year to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. To further create awareness and strengthen this fight, the entire month of September is Suicide Prevention Month. Though suicide is certainly not a Veteran-specific issue, a report released by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Dear Friends of Home Base, We are living in an era we know will someday be spelled out and dissected in the pages of history books by those afforded the privilege of hindsight. As I reflect upon the events that transpired 19 years ago and the unprecedented times we are currently navigating, it is evident
In the final installment of this WOD series for for older Veterans, Home Base’s Jaime Fernandez and Brett Thompson takes viewers through a circuit that focuses on mobility and flexibility of your entire body. For upper body and lower body workouts, check out parts 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel.
In the fifth and final video of our mindfulness discussion with retired Red Sox Player, Darnell McDonald, learn why Yoga is special to Darnell, what his end goal of his practice is and his daily practice.