We’re all facing something new and unknown. And it’s tough to stay positive when we don’t know what things will look like tomorrow, or a month from now. We’re all in this together – and together we can persevere. By staying active, resilient and getting optimal rest you can continue to focus on the positives.
Staying active and alert during COVID-19
Staying active is one of the best ways to help you maintain a healthy mindset. It helps you boost energy, get better sleep and stay focused. Not sure how to get in a workout without your gym or studio? We’re here to help with ideas and options.
Get outside for a short walk – and take your kiddos or animals. Take note of the changes around you and watch the earth continue to grow. Walking, jogging and gardening are all great outdoor activities that’ll keep you from feeling cooped up inside.
Remember: Be sure to avoid crowded areas and stay at least 6 feet away from others.
HealthPartners health plan members can try to get in all their steps with the 10,000 Steps® tracking activity. Get started by signing in to healthpartners.com, click the “Healthy Living tab” under “My Plan”. Then click “Go to your well-being program” and locate the 10,000 Steps® activity.
Staying resilient – how do I do it?
Staying calm and collected during unknown times can feel a bit overwhelming. Luckily, there are simple strategies to stay calm, relieve stress and be a positive role model for your family.
Deep breathing exercises are a great stress management technique to help support yourself. Mindful breathing is a simple (yet powerful) technique that’s useful to help manage both the physical and emotional symptoms of stress. It can help you feel more energized, give you positive emotions and help you become focused in the moment. Try it today.
HealthPartners health plan members: be sure to sign in to your well-being account and take a look at the Tackle Stress and the Healthy Thinking activities. Both are great for promoting stress relief and helping you get new ideas for evoking positive thoughts into your daily life.
- Get started by signing in to healthpartners.com, click the “Healthy Living tab” under “My Plan”. Then click “Go to your well-being program” and locate the Tackle Stress and/or Healthy Thinking activity.
Getting all the zzzzzzzs
Balancing a brand new routine (especially if you have kids) is challenging – no doubt about it. Did you know that sleep affects most of your activities when you’re awake? And when you don’t wake feeling rested it can impact your well-being? Without enough sleep, we disrupt our body’s natural cycle to repair and rejuvenate.
Here are some tips to ensure a good night’s sleep:
- Create a bedtime routine – even for the adults in your home. A routine helps your mind wind down and helps you recognize when it’s time to go to bed.
- Use your bedroom for only sleep (avoid screen time).
- Wake up at the same time every day, even if you go to bed late.
Check out the National Sleep Foundation for tips and tricks for monitoring your sleep.
If you’re a HealthPartners Health plan member, check out the Sleep Tracker and track how much (and how well) you sleep.
- Get started by signing in to healthpartners.com, click the “Healthy Living tab” under “My Plan”. Then click “Go to your well-being program” and locate the Sleep Tracker activity.
Log in if you’re a HealthPartners plan member
Are you a HealthPartners plan member? Check out all the activities available to you. Get started by signing in to healthpartners.com, click the “Healthy Living tab” under “My Plan”. Then click “Go to your well-being program” to access additional resources in support of your health and well-being.