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5 Tips to Dial Down Stress

If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed right now, you are not alone. Others in your community and around the world are feeling much the same during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.
Try these 5 tips to help dial down the pandemic-related stress.


3 Tips to Make Exercise a Habit During COVID-19

If there was ever a time to exercise, this is it, and here’s why!
Stress and anxiety levels are at an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of where the stress is coming from (health, finance, isolation), when it reaches a tipping point, it activates our natural fight-or-flight response.

Take Control

We’re living a new reality. One that is unprecedented in our lifetime. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, one thing is clear: Change.
This is our new norm. How do we prepare for it?

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Maintaining Social Support

Remember that “social distance” does not mean “emotional distance”! Let’s not lose sight of the need to reach out and connect with those most important to us including family, friends, and colleagues even as we adjust to the need to enact social distancing. Maintaining ties with others can help to decrease feelings of social isolation and to maintain a sense of community and connection during stressful times.

Supporting Your Immune System

When it comes to nutrition, there’s a positive side to these challenging times. Working from home has its advantages. It provides us with the opportunity to have more time for meal prep and regular home cooked meals. Let’s consider what groceries to buy and what to eat to help boost your immune system.

Adjusting to a Home Office

As global health concerns increase, and in the interest of containment, many of us are now offered or required to work remotely. Navigating this change can be tricky if you aren’t accustomed to working remotely.  Ready to transition to a healthy work-from-home environment? We’ve got some great tips for you.