Stay Well: Tips for a Healthy Quarantine

We hope that you are feeling well and are finding ways to care for yourself during your quarantine stay. We recognize that this is a difficult time, and are here to support you. Check out today's ideas to help you feel healthy, both mentally and physically, throughout your quarantine and beyond.

Try Yoga for a Mind & Body Workout

Yoga is a great way to exercise both your body and your mind. For much of our day, our mind is either in the past, ruminating about what's already happened, or in the future, worrying about what's to come. However when we focus on our body during the practice of yoga, our mind is able to more easily come into the present moment. And here's a bonus - it's easy to practice in whatever space you're quarantining in!

Check out these FREE yoga practices:

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

This crunchy snack packs in tons of flavor and nutrition. Drain a can of chickpeas and dry with a paper towel. Toss in a bowl with 1Tbs olive oil and seasonings of your choosing. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 - 45 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.

Dance (Because Nobody's Watching)!

Here are seven reasons you should check out a free virtual Zumba class:
  1. It's fun! People are more likely to stick to an exercise if they enjoy doing it.
  2. It's a great cardio workout that will get your heart pumping.
  3. You'll build muscle and endurance.
  4. Zumba can be adapted to any fitness level.
  5. It's a full body workout.
  6. You can improve your coordination and balance.
  7. Zumba is great for stress relief. 
Not feeling well? Even sitting up and stretching can help. Try these 5 stretches you can do in bed. 

Connect with Friends

Playing online games is a good way to safely socialize with friends near and far when you're in quarantine. Some options to choose include Codenames, Online Card Games, Psych!, and Scrabble Go

We're Here for You.

Try Peer-to-Peer Coaching: Are you feeling anxious? Homesick? Struggling with this whole quarantine thing? Our UR Connected coaches are here to help you.

UR Connected is a peer-to-peer network of students to connect you to the resources you need to feel better. Learn more and request to meet with a coach here.
Connect to the Hive:  We may be distanced, but you can virtually meet and connect with Yellowjackets on campus and around the world with these suggestions from Wilson Commons Student Activities. You can also engage virtually with the many upcoming programs and events
The University Counseling Center (UCC) recognizes the many ways in which this pandemic has impacted how we live, learn, and connect with one another. In response to COVID-19, UCC has worked hard to develop ways to support students during this time.

University Health Service: 585-275-2662 (On Call 24/7)
University Counseling Center: 585-275-3113 (On Call 24/7)
Quarantine Help Desk: 585-354-6306 (9am-2am)

For students who need additional funding to cover qualifying needs, clothing, food, housing, the Basic Needs Hub is an excellent resource to get you through the critical period. The Food Pantry has expanded its availability to all students and postdoctoral appointees who face food insecurity, face a change in employment status, financial hardship or who are in quarantine and isolation. It is need-blind and does not require any income or financial threshold.

Additionally, each school (AS&E, Eastman, SMD, Simon, Warner) has a Quarantine/Isolation Support Coordinator who can further assist you in obtaining the necessary services to support you in getting through these challenging times. 
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