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In talking with friends, family, and co-workers, I’ve noticed that COVID-19 has impacted everyone’s lives in different ways. For some, it means increased stress and responsibilities in their work. For some, it means less responsibilities and more time at home. For some it means learning to balance homeschooling with working remotely.
Each unique situation has its own challenges and needs different coping mechanisms. But it seems in almost all cases, one piece of advice seems to be consistent: find movement each day. Preferably 30 minutes of it.
Getting movement every day is one of my daily intentions. I give myself a lot of grace on this – it doesn’t really matter that much what finding movement looks like or when it happens, but I try to do something at least every day.
Here’s where I’ve been finding movement these days:
- My favorite running trainer Meg Takacs is offering $1 quarantine friendly 30-day exercise programs. There is an option that includes a running program if you are able to do so in a social-distance friendly way and another option that has no running. I’ve been doing this most mornings recently and it is helping me stay positive and start out my day on a good note.
- Block 21 Fitness is streaming some awesome cardio dance workouts. My sister and I did the 90s Night Dance Cardio Choreography video and it was so much fun. You can find their videos on their YouTube channel here.
- Walks! My husband and I have been going on daily-ish walks each evening. We are lucky that we have a beautiful path outside our house, but really just getting some fresh air and together time has been lovely.
- There is a great array of streaming Yoga classes available right now. A great place to start is Yoga With Adrienne but I’d also encourage you to do a search for your own local yoga studios to see if they have any offerings. Many folks are switching to streaming classes and it is a great way to continue to support them. My local studio YogaTreeSF is streaming classes here if you want to check them out.
I’ve been really inspired at how folks are finding new ways to share opportunities for movement virtually. If you’ve found something great that is working for you, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.