A daily morning radio exercise promotes intergenerational communication.
In Japan, each neighborhood association organizes a 10-minute radio gymnastic exercise at a public space (like a shrine or empty lot) every morning during summer holidays.
Honestly I hate to wake up so early during holidays. But having a routine helps you maintain a healthy rhythm of everyday life. I think this simple exercise program is adaptable to other places than Japan.
The morning gathering is not just about exercising but also about promoting intergenerational communication. Parents and elderly people often join in the same event as in the above video. It enables people to exchange greetings and chat. Sometimes it becomes a springboard to solve problems in their own community such as waste management, security of the neighborhood and aid to the elderly and disabled people.
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Wake up, hike out, tune in, move it"