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Self-Care During Isolation

Shriner's International recently sent out an email that included the following self-care message and links which could be helpful to any of us while sheltering-in place.

Taking care of your physical, mental and emotional well-being should always be a priority, and is especially important during these uncertain and stressful times. We have compiled a list of self-care resources for your reference.

Exercising: Exercise is essential for your physical and mental health during isolation. While walking, running and biking are great ways to get fresh air and exercise, please adhere to your local regulations and don't visit any area that is closed. Here are some links to free exercise guides that you can use at home.

Exercises You Can Do in Your Living Room 25 Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home Staying Productive: In times of isolation, it is important to maintain a sense of purpose and to keep your mind and body active. Here are some helpful links with ideas on how to productively spend your time.

Compiled List of Free Online Courses, Language Tutorials, Audiobooks and Movies 94 Fun and/or Productive Things You Can Do at Home Online Services You Can Get for Free During the Pandemic Keeping Kids Active During Social Distancing

Managing Mental and Emotional Health: During times of crisis and uncertainty, staying optimistic can be extremely challenging. Here are some resources to help you cope during this difficult time. 

9 Ways to Stay Positive During the Pandemic Building Resilience During the Pandemic Compiled List of Mental Health Resources

Nutrition and Hygiene: Eating healthy, hydrating and practicing good personal hygiene are key factors in keeping your immune system healthy. Here are a few links that offer guidance on these important topics.

Making Health and Nutrition a Priority WHO Basic Protective Measures Against Coronavirus CDC Recommendations for Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus

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