If you’re not an essential worker, chances are you’re most likely (and most responsibly) staying home as much as possible. You’re probably also pretty thankful for those who are still working to provide us small comforts, but let’s be honest: being home can be pretty boring.
So, in the interest of staying positive, we’ve put together this list of ways you can stay active— both physically and mentally—without jeopardizing your health, or the health of anyone around you.
Virtually hike the Appalachian Trail:
If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that you can venture outdoors while still maintaining a safe distance from other hikers, grab the app that shows you how much of the Appalachian trail you've conquered. Learn more about it here.
Take A Kickboxing Class:
YouTube has made it incredibly easy to jump into a group fitness class without ever leaving the house. Try a new class like kickboxing or yoga today, and then check out the thousands of other free classes that are available tomorrow. You can also find a pretty comprehensive list of gyms that are offering free classes here. If you’re feeling up to it, we even encourage you to slap on your Primal 2’s and take a crack at building your own rock wall, like this one.
Show Your Backyard Some Love:
If there’s any bright side to the quarantine, it’s that it didn’t happen in the dead of winter. With spring coming into full swing, there’s no better time than now to break out your gardening tools and begin to create the backyard you’ve always wanted, but never had time for. Plus, once your backyard is in good shape, you’ll be more inclined to spend more time out there grilling, picnicking, or just checking out the stars on a beautiful night.
Meditation & Mindfulness:
While this time is chaotic, and the unknown can be draining, start to learn to channel your energy into the places that bring you peace. Many apps are offering free meditations right now, so take advantage by downloading one like Headspace when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
If you’re anything like us, there’s probably a shelf full of books that you’ve been meaning to read for a while. Embrace this downtime by finding a comfortable spot and diving in. Read 'em all? Find a new, digital book for free right here.
Head To A Museum From Home:
This might be the coolest way to shake off feelings of anxiety while gaining some major inspiration. Head to one of these 12 different museums offering free virtual tours, and find yourself deep in some of the greatest works of art ever created. The best part? Zero crowds AND you can bring your own snacks.
While we know this situation is, to put it mildly, less than ideal, it’s important to take care of yourself in the healthiest, most productive ways possible. Know that the Lems family is here for you through this moment in time, and we can’t wait to be back out on the trail, exploring the world with you soon.