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Keeping Your Physical and Mental Health on Track While Social Distancing

by Cascade Ice on March 25, 2020

We are experiencing unprecedented challenges during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and even if we are practicing the CDC “social distancing” measures, different aspects of our health can suffer. Check out our list of tips for maintaining your physical and mental health and fitness during these trying times.

Get Outside Each Day 

Whether it’s going outside and possibly getting some sunshine while gardening in the backyard or going for a quick jog or walk around the neighborhood, a little bit of physical exercise each day can do wonders for your health. This will give your body a chance to circulate blood to all of your vital organs, relieve stress, and get some Vitamin D to improve your mood.

Take Advantage of Online Fitness Classes

Many gyms and online personal training services are currently streaming their content free or at a deeply discounted price. And most routines are adapted so you don’t need any fancy exercise equipment – just you! So get moving!

Cut Back on Electronics 

It’s easy to feel inundated and overwhelmed by the 24/7 news cycle, especially during times like these. Instead of letting yourself stay logged on all day, designate a few time windows each day where you can check the news and stay connected to friends and loved ones (maybe even video call!). And make sure you log off completely an hour before you hit the sack, which will help you sleep better overall.

Cut Yourself Some Slack!

There are no steadfast rules during this time, because in our lifetime, we’ve never faced something quite like this. So, do what you need to do to stay healthy each day, whether it’s to create a schedule, meditate, call a friend, listen to a podcast, or enjoy a cocktail! (We have many low-calorie and low-sugar ideas here). Remember, we are all in this together!

What are you doing during the pandemic to maintain your physical and emotional health? Tell us in the comments below! Remember to “like” and “follow” us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram