The team at Vivacity Care Center brainstormed a few ideas for ways to keep mentally and physically healthy—and avoid the spread of germs.
The COVID-19 is a respiratory infection, so you can still get outside and enjoy the early signs of spring. Just put some distance between you and others. If you spot a friend or neighbor while you’re out, practice an alternative to the handshake.
The Crotty family has a daily Quaranteam Challenge. Join their group to get a daily activity for the family.
Pets are happiest when their people are home. Dr. Paula Dygert is planning to spend some extra time playing with her black lab.
Dr. Sarah Crow and her family are also planning to spend extra time with their chickens and dogs. Pets are great for giving us a sense of purpose and someone to talk to!
Have a book to recommend? Set up a virtual book club!
Annalee Wilson is planning to do some yoga videos while she’s at home. If you’re feeling more adventurous, scroll through @KaisaFit on Instagram and try one of her workouts in the privacy of your own home—or go public and share your on social media to encourage your friends and family to stay active.
We’re inspired by the personal trainers and studios offering their classes via live stream Some gyms are also loaning out equipment to members. Here are a few:
If things are slow at work, why not sharpen your skills or add a new one. Coursera offers classes from top universities. Some you can even audit for free. You might impress your boss if you return to the office with a new certification.
It might also be a good time to try some new things. Make your own yogurt or cheese. You could challenge yourself and get creative with what you have in your kitchen. Just pick a couple ingredients and do a web search for a recipe.
A cluttered home can lead to stress and anxiety—no one needs that when spending extra hours at home. Systematically cleaning it out can even improve your health. Michele Bauer recommends taking it one closet or category at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. When you’re done decluttering, consider sanitizing it all. Some great cleaners can be made using ingredients you have in your kitchen.
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant understands that with the wrong approach, work can suck. He uses his education and experience to help us all make Work Life better. Life Kit from NPR delivers quick tips for life in podcast-form. Actor Dax Shepard doesn’t shy away from talking about life’s messiness on his show Armchair Expert.
We know that social distancing can be difficult, but we hope these ideas help you continue to make your mental and physical health a priority. It’s important we all do our part for public health to avoid the spread of germs and hopefully shorten the outbreak.
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