How can play keep you healthy in a pandemic?

How can play keep you healthy in a pandemic?

By Published On: October 23rd, 2020

Keeping well and healthy is clearly at the top of people’s minds these days. 

How can play keep you healthy in a pandemic?

During the age of COVID, with many people working from home, there is a focus on staying healthy, avoiding getting the virus, and self-care.

And boosting your immunity is key to living a healthier, longer life.

The reality is there are still 1.4 billion people on this planet that don’t meet the World Health Organization’s guideline of 150-minutes a week of activity.

Physical inactivity is one of the leading global risk factors for morbidity and premature mortality.

And now there is COVID.

But the good news is that people who feel overwhelmed by everything happening in the world can still benefit from even modest activity. 

Let’s face it, no matter where you are in life, play (exercise) is the head to toe solution for so many things, including helping you feel happier and younger, keep your memory sharp, improve your sleep, strengthen your heart and muscles, and preserve your mobility, boost your immunity, not to mention stave off a host of diseases.

Most of all, to become healthier as individuals and as a society, we need to become people who try different things, listen to our bodies, and find positive lifestyle habits that we can stick with for the long haul.

At the beginning of this pandemic, I put together a list of 15 EASY ways to play (exercise) more during the day when you are stuck inside.  

Here are the YOUTUBE Video and a downloadable PDF for you to start today.

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Jacquie Court and Ramona Gornik-Lee, the creators of She 2.0, on their podcast series about play and how women can manage their self-care in these unstable times.  

She 2.0 was designed to help the world change the conversation about menopause in a supportive, candid and inclusive way. 

“[Menopause is] a taboo subject, but the reality is there are symptoms and health risks that can be managed with proper education.

As women, it is our duty to end the stigma around women’s health issues so we can be more informed.” 

Here is a link to the interview

Regardless of your age and stage in life, try doing more things that bring you joy — just like when you were a kid. 

Focusing on fun might not sound very serious, but there’s a good reason successful people create time for it: 

The more fun we have, the more we feel truly alive.

And…Because you can still HAVE FUN and Play!

Play on!

Coach Jan xox 


P.S. Whenever you’re ready, there are some ways I can help you get results with your health objectives:

1 – Grab a copy of my book, The Play Book: How To Get In The Habit Of Good Health HERE

2 – Join my free online course, 7 Days of Healthy Habits, where you can learn how to build fun, sustainable, yet simple habits in just one week, no matter how busy or stressed you are, by CLICKING HERE

3 – Need a coach to help you make a lasting change to your health without diets, medications, or going to the gym?  Book a Discovery call here

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About the Author: Janet Omstead

To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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