We can all agree that staying healthy and sane during this lengthy sheltering period can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we’ve spoken with our friends at Aero Joe Pilates and asked for some advice. Today, Emily Tincher, an Aero Joe Instructor and the Studio Manager, shares a few helpful tips.

6 Tips For Staying Heathy + Sane During Quarantine

1. Set Yourself a Routine:  It’s really easy to sleep in, stay in your pajamas all day, and ignore your normal eating habits when you’re forced to stay home. It’s OK to have a few of those days, but you’ll find that you’re more productive and active if you wake up at the same time each day, set daily goals, and get moving!

2. Exercise: Try and move for at least 30 minutes every day.  A lot of us are being forced to sit in front of our computers for work right now, which can cause us to feel tired, sore, and irritable.  Get up and stir the blood!  It can be something as simple as taking your dog for a walk or stretching.  A lot of your favorite studios (including Aero Joe!) are offering classes online that you can take from the comfort of your own home.  We encourage you to take advantage of that!

3. Get Outside: To a certain degree, of course…. Fresh air and Vitamin D work wonders on your mood.  Try and move your work station or exercises routine outside.

4. Eat a Well-Balanced Diet: A lot of us are frequently cooking and eating at-home during this time, which you may find you actually enjoy!  Try a new recipe or type of food that you’ve never tasted before.  You could branch out and learn to bake bread as an example!  By preparing your own food, you get the chance to choose healthy, wholesome ingredients that will help nourish the body and soul.  Yum!

5. Listen to Music: Music has been proven to release endorphins, the “feel good” hormone.  Crank up the music and have a little dance party with your family and friends… virtually of course!

6. Turn Off the Computer/Phone: Right now we are connected virtually more than ever.  Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, especially if you get wrapped up in reading about the pandemic.  Take a moment to turn off your technology.  Spend time taking a much needed brain break to read, go outside, or take a nap.  Doing this will work wonders on your mood (and the headache you probably have).

Stay safe & healthy!