Keeping ourselves and our family healthy is especially important during this time, but when many of us are working from home and taking care of family members, finding a new normal that includes attention to our personal well-being can be difficult.
Luckily, there are several caring companies who are stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic and are offering many free or discounted services to help individuals find new ways to stay mentally and physically healthy while at home.
Listed below are resources, including free apps and services, to help you and your family members stay active, engaged and reduce stress levels.
If you need more information or are looking for additional resources, please contact your JKJ Wellness Coordinator.
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
During this emergency, when panic and uncertainty seem to increase each day and with each newscycle, Talkspace is providing coronavirus anxiety program free to all users — to calm nerves and improve mental health outcomes — all a part of our mission to broaden access to care and provide safe and effective therapy, anytime, anywhere. For additional information, click here.
Type of Resource: Guided meditations, sleep, and movement exercises specific to stress related to coronavirus
Pricing: Free for the series “Weathering the storm” when you download the app (more info here). U.S. health professionals working in public health can also get Headspace Plus for free, as can educators in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.
Format: Podcasts, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts
Type of Resource: Yoga, live meditation
Format: Instagram Live, with workouts at 7:30am and 5:30pm CST (check their Stories for the daily schedule). At 12:30pm CST, you can watch “Lunch Crunch” for live meditation, tips, Q&As, and more)
Length: 45-60 minutes
Equipment: Yoga mat suggested
Cleveland Clinic and Bravo
Type of Resource: On Tuesday, March 24, Cleveland Clinic and Bravo are releasing COVID-19 self-help content and free access to Cleveland Clinic Health Coaches.
Pricing: Free clinical resources will be available to Cleveland Clinic and Bravo clients, as well as the general public and shared through their social media sites
Format: Online access to downloadable self-help content, as well as Cleveland Clinic Health Coaches who are available to provide additional resources, answer questions and offer guidance about how you and your family can keep healthy habits top of mind.
COVID-19 Physical Fitness Resources
STRONG by Zumba
STRONG by Zumba combines bodyweight, cardio, muscle conditioning and plyometric training synced to music. Several at-home workout options are available on YouTube with no equipment needed. Options include 7-minute, 20-minute and 30-minute classes.
This popular yoga studio is offering free access to a selection of their online classes while they are closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Starting on Thursday, March 19, they will also be hosting live online classes that will be available to members. The series of yoga and meditation classes will be taught by CorePower trainers.
This workout class creator is offering free classes on their streaming platform, LES MILLS on Demand until the coronavirus outbreak is over. The site has 95 video classes for Body Combat, Body Pump, Barre, cardio training, mindfulness and more.
Stretch n’ Grow
Stretch and Grow of the Rockies is a kids health and wellness enrichment company that teaches children age-appropriate fitness and yoga routines. Jillian Sterner is the CEO and has started uploading daily “Brain Breaks” on YouTube that include a 10-minute video of yoga poses, breathing techniques, and exercises.
Down Dog maintains five fitness and yoga apps that offer yoga practices or at-home workouts: Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre and 7 Minute Workout. Down Dog is making the apps free until April 1. Students and K-12 teachers have free access until July 1.
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