During this unprecedented situation, we are all looking for ways to stay healthy and keep our basic routines going as much as possible. One bright spot is the creative solutions provided online. We will attempt to share them with you as we find them. In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!
For the Body
It’s essential to maintain your fitness regimen. We have been using online workouts and outdoor walks to keep ourselves active. Here are some resources for you to do the same:
Our former neighbor and all-around good guy Jason at Fuse Fitness Studio is offering two weeks of free fitness coaching.
IC Fitness instructors are providing online workouts via Facebook Live.
Check out Fitness Fun with Julie, Fitness_Wave with Michelle, Ali- Barre and TBC with Ali or TIFFIT Virtual Classes.
Venture Outdoors has transitioned its outdoor youth programming into an interactive learning tool. Activities can be completed on a short social distancing walk in your yard or from the inside. They also offer ideas for short hikes that you can do while maintaining proper social distancing.
For the Mind – Keep the mind healthy while social distancing…
This is tough on everyone mentally. In addition to worrying about the health of our family and friends, we are all struggling with fear of the unknown – fear about what happens to our jobs, our businesses and the economy when this is over. We are, however, working very hard at keeping our spirits positive.
First and foremost, we have our faith. Many faith-based organizations and churches are streaming services online, so be sure to connect with yours.
Take time to appreciate something that you don’t usually have time to do. How about some art? Have you ever been to the Frick Museum? Whether you’ve seen their collection in person or not, you can truly appreciate the detail of all these paintings through this virtual exhibition. Click here for a full list of virtual offerings from the Frick, including kids’ activities, virtual exhibitions, and virtual tours.
In fact, with Google Arts and Culture, you can visit museums around the world from your home.
Artwork Archive offers up ideas on how to experience arts and culture virtually.
Local photographer, J.P. Diroll, offers up Pittsburgh Coloring Pages.
Read! In our house, we are getting caught up on all those piles of books we’ve been wanting to read. If you are in the market for a new book, consider your independent bookseller.
Music can lift your spirit…
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival will live stream Irish music on their Facebook page starting tomorrow (3/25) evening.
Do you or your kids play an instrument? Follow along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’sPractice Practice Practice learning opportunity.
Do you have an idea?
What’s keeping you sane during the shutdown? I’d love to hear from you. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This post will be updated frequently, so check back often!
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