TIPS TO STAY WELL DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC with Vasu Thorpe

Stay hydrated.
Often times when we are out of our typical routine, we are inconsistent with our water intake which can then impact our energy and hunger levels throughout the day. Try to set a doable but challenging goal for water intake and figure out how to adjust your environment to set you up for success.

Be consistent with eating every few hours.
Eating healthy snacks throughout the day is key to keeping your energy level stable throughout the day and eating appropriate portions at meal time. Click here for Cultivate Wellness approved healthy snack lists.

Look through your pantry and freezer to meal plan for the week ahead.
Try to have at least a couple of meals that you look forward to each week – whether it’s a home cooked meal or a takeout meal from your favorite local small business. Check out the below websites for recipe ideas using pantry/freezer staples:
Pantry, Refrigerator, and Freezer Staples
25 Pantry Recipes
Easy Pantry and Freezer Meals

Move.
Our bodies were created to move throughout the day. Find ways to stay active – whether playing outside with your kids, doing an online workout, or going for a walk. Take time every couple hours throughout the day to get up and move for at least 5-10 minutes. [Practice Works has a variety of on-demand and live classes. Check the schedule HERE.]

Give yourself grace.
We are in uncharted territory right now with a lot of unknown. This typically leads to stress or emotional eating and that is OKAY. We encourage you to make a list of ways you can deal with the emotions and stressors that come along with all of this. Your list can include eating comfort food but also should include other things that bring you joy and comfort. Some ideas include FaceTime with a friend, going for a walk, meditation or prayer, watching a favorite show, listening to a podcast, etc.

This post was written by Vasu Thorpe, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor. Vasu is cofounder of Cultivate Wellness and provides individualized corporate wellness programming in the Birmingham and Atlanta areas. To connect with Vasu, visit our Member Directory.

IT'S JUNE AND PRACTICE WORKS IS OPEN!

Practice Works is OPEN for business and looking forward to the day when you feel safe enough to venture out and come see us. For those of you needing a change of scene, our Coworking Day Passes are only $15 this month. We put some simple yet effective procedures in place to keep us all safe and healthy. FAQ's about how to cowork with us can be found here

If you are a wellness professional making a plan for reopening and reorganizing your business this summer, we want to hear from you. We are collecting information and resources and are here to support you now and in the future. Get in touch or Schedule a Tour to see if Practice Works is right for you.

We redesigned our Member Directory. Explore our professional members, learn how they help their clients and quickly connect with the ability to book free 15 minute consults through this site. 

Our movement and wellness classes remain VIRTUAL for the month of June. 
NEW THIS MONTH TO ACCOMODATE CHANGING SCHEDULES: Sign up for a VIRTUAL class and you can choose to take it live and/or access the recording for 24 hours. Check out our Class Schedule for all virtual offerings and our Online Classes for our FREE recorded library of classes. Here you will find movement classes as well as timely and insightful content from our Professional Members

We absolutely cannot wait to see you in person soon.

Sincerely,
Meredith + Becca
(205) 506-6100
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