Iconic Body Break duo share tips on distancing, staying healthy

Hal & Joanne offer advice

Famous for their brief television segments promoting fitness during the 1980s and '90s, the 'Body Break' duo have always inspired Canadians to stay healthy. Now, the pair are encouraging residents to maintain their well-being in a new way.

Vancouver International Airport shared a video of the popular Canadian twosome giving advice on how to stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod start the video by introducing themselves, and then Johnson states that they have a message about staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 situation. After that, they give three simple habits to practise in daily life. These include maintaining a safe social distance of two metres, coughing into your elbow, and washing your hands with disinfectant soap. 

Johnson adds that you should sing happy birthday to yourself twice while washing your hands to ensure they are thoroughly clean. He sings "Happy birthday to Hal" to get the point across.

As the video concludes, McLeod teases, "No more singing."

"The Prime Minster has implored and the movie stars have all weighed in, but to truly get the message out about social distancing, we needed the help of two Canadian icons to spread the safety message," YVR said in its tweet.

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