Thriving together using these COVID-19 resources

This is probably not what you expected to train for when you headed into the Zone. Yet everything we talk about in the Zone is exactly what we all need to get through times like these: discipline, patience, and strength. Working on our personal wellness is one way to help one another — for example, limiting social contact will help prevent the virus from spreading.

Our Zones have moved online, along with lots of useful COVID-19 resources to staying healthy and strong while we’re inside. Here are a few to keep you playing your best even while we’re staying in.

Knowledge is power

The National Federation of High Schools offers online courses for coaches, teachers, parents, students, speech and music leaders online. Many courses are free.

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has compiled this list of wellness resources across the state of Massachusetts, including online webinars and sources on mental and physical wellness from trusted sources.

Healthy eating

Use this site to learn guidelines for healthy meal planning.

Choose My Plate is an online tool for putting together a healthy meal.

Pack a healthy lunch or plan a healthful snack using this tool.

Dig into the data and compare nutrition values across foods, plan family meals, and create a personalized nutrition plan here.

A sound mind and body

One of the most important things you can do happens when you’re not even awake. Learn more about the importance of getting a good night’s rest, especially now, to support immune health.

BOKS is sharing free online workouts with new content for children and families on an ongoing basis, including Facebook Live sessions, here.

Meditation can offer many mental and physical benefits, including the potential to reduce stress and improve sleep. The app Headspace is currently offering a free trial. Try it here.

 

We hope these COVID-19 resources help you in your daily life — there are even more in our earlier post here. Thank you for all your hard work joining us in Zone At Home, and we can’t wait to see you again.