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Iconic Canadian 'Body Breaks' duo releases physical distancing video

Vancouver International Airport has shared a funny video of the popular Canadian duo.
Photo: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) / Twitter

Famous for their brief television segments promoting fitness during the 80s 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 has 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 practice in daily life. These include maintaining a safe social distance of two meters, 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 that they are thoroughly clean. He sings "Happy birthday to Hal" to get the point across.

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

In the video's caption on Twitter, YVR notes that, "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."


For more information on how to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit here.