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Things you can do to stay healthy while physical distancing

Practicing physical distancing or self-isolating at home? Here are some things you can do to keep yourself healthy both mentally and physically.

Stay connected

  • Watch Netflix with your friends online using Netflix Party, a Google Chrome exclusive extension.
  • Keep in touch with your friends using House Party, which allows users to video chat with up to eight people at a time.

Practice self-care

Do a workout routine

  • Check out your favourite Toronto gyms, like FitFactory or Barry’s Bootcamp, to see if they’re offering workouts you can do from home via Instagram Live.
  • Do yoga without leaving your space with these free high-quality videos.
  • U of T Sport & Rec can show you how to work out from your home using everyday objects.
  • Go for a run or bike ride and connect with others using Strava.
  • Join a community of living room athletes with the Nike Training Club and be prepared to move, sweat and get stronger.

Catch up on things you don’t usually have time for

Access mental health supports

While we’re taking steps to protect our community from coronavirus, it’s also important that we take care of our mental health and well-being. This is a difficult and stressful time as many of us are experiencing disrupting schedules and feelings of uncertainty.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious while physical distancing due to COVID-19 and need someone to talk to, remember to access these mental health supports.