During the pandemic, we are often being reminded the importance of staying healthy, but for many of us prior to the confinement, exercise used to be part of the regular routine done outside of the home. On top of that, when most of us find ourselves working in comfy clothes from home; the motivation to work out can seem a million miles away.
So let’s take care of your body first
Our adored partners Impulse Pilates decided to share free videos of their workout sessions on their YouTube channel, helping us get our daily work-outs done. The founders of Impulse Pilates, Joana & Steven, took into consideration that many people have a demanding schedule at home during the confinement, thereby producing 20 min. work-out videos. This way we can all manage to squeeze in exercising into our daily routine, which comes highly recommended. If you’re new to Pilates, Joana & Steven notes that “beginners must know that we always exhale through the effort. But, breathing while focusing on contracting the core muscles as well as moving a leg and/or an arm can seem overwhelming, so the most important is to try to keep a fluid movement and try not to hold your breath.”
As Joana & Steven lead an exceptional healthy lifestyle, we asked their advice on how to best spend our days during the confinement. They agreed that given the pandemic arrived suddenly; we all had to adapt to a new way of life, which has left us all a bit tense. However, it’s arguably the most crucial thing to get a routine to remain sane during isolation. As maintaining a daily routine will help keep your anxiety low and completing daily tasks will give a feeling of achievement at the end of the day, which is positive for the mental health. This basically means that it’s still important to go to sleep, wake-up and shower around the same time everyday; although you may not be leaving the house. It’ll give you more motivation to carry out daily tasks, as opposed to feeling lazy or incompetent.
Then your mind…
If you’ve been suffering with the blues on nights you’d usually spend dancing and partying with your friends; Montreux Jazz Festival could serve as your confinement alternative. They’ve made available more than 50 of their Festival concerts to live-stream for free in the next 30 days; Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana, Ray Charles, will help brighten your self-quarantine.
Le Grand Théâtre de Genève shares online on a weekly basis lecture, opera productions with one single motto: “always close to you”. If you, like us, have been looking forward to art exhibitions in Geneva, Smithsonianmag came up with 10 museums you can virtually visit as the cherry on top.
Last but not least, you may start the countdown until the next Geneva Biennale – Sculpture Garden – which will start on June 6th and will last throughout the summer in Parc des Eaux-Vives, Parc de la Grange and Quai Gustave-Ador / Plage des Eaux-Vives.
The only thing we have power over
the universe is our own thoughts