Take care of yourself

As the world shifts to a new normal in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may find ourselves feeling anxious, stressed and sad. Here are a number of wellness resources to help you stay physically and mentally healthy during this period of social distancing. Check back for new opportunities as they become available, and feel free to send us your ideas and links.

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Get moving

  • Join a 20-minute desk yoga and breathing session led by a seasoned yoga instructor twice a day at 9 a.m. and noon ET. These Wisr webinars are free and open to anyone in higher ed. 
  • You don't need gym equipment to work up a powerful sweat. Peloton offers a 30-day free trial, with workouts ranging from cycling and running (if you do happen to have a stationary bike or treadmill at home) to yoga, strength and guided outdoor runs. 
  • The popular Blogilates site offers a range of targeted body-sculpting videos and is promoting a 14-day quarantine workout plan.
  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks are open and offering unlimited fresh air. Before you leave the house, download scavenger hunts that can be completed from your car or the trail.
  • Your mind, body and spirit will benefit when you take a break to flow through easy-to-learn poses with Pharmacy Education Specialist Karen Gessler during this 13-minute beginner's guide to yoga.
  • Wayne State's own Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center is offering a varied lineup of Active at Home guided workouts — the Warrior way! — on YouTube and Zoom.

Work from home (and stay sane)


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