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Self Care and Wellness in London, ON: Work it Out


  • By Tourism London
 
Staying home? Stay active! Physical activity and getting fresh air are important for overall physical & mental wellness during these tough times!  During times of stress, physical activity helps us cope with life's challenges.
 
Check out the list below to help yourself stay mentally, emotionally & physically fit.
 

Stretch it Out 


Check out Modo Yoga London & Modo Yoga London West for free live Instagram yoga classes taught by local London teachers. If yoga isn’t your thing, perhaps try something a little more unexpected? Try martial arts, tai chi and other special courses offered by Pa Kua School. This Chinese Knowledge School has a wide arrangement of online classes; check out their specials here.
 

No Gym, No Problem!  


Goodlife Fitness is offering motivational workouts and other fitness resources to keep you going. Follow #GoodLifeAtHome and their social channels to keep up to date. Alternatively, Movati Athletic is offering free workouts on their Instagram and Facebook Live. Orangetheory Fitness are posting “Orangetheory at Home” workouts on their social channels with 30 minute workouts.
 
Sweat at Home! Total Package Speed, Strength & Conditioning is offering access to their home workouts using minimal equipment. Workouts are designed to improve muscular endurance and total body conditioning. 
 
You can also stick with the basics and just use your body weight! Squats, pushups, burpees, lunges, planks, sit-ups, and glute-bridges (just to name a few are a few) are all fantastic options to get that full body workout. By the way, if you need equipment during this time Fitness Depot is carrying all your fitness needs for online orders and delivery!
 

Ready, Set, Bike! Or walk! 


Go for a bike ride while practicing safe physical distancing. With 400km of bike paths & lanes in London, there are lots of options to help avoid crowded areas. If you are just pulling your bike out of the garage for the first time in a while and notice that it isn’t in tip top shape, connect with the London Bicycle Cafe. They offer in store sales and repairs by appointment, or they have mobile services as well. No need to go outside, as they will come to you!  Another option is Outspokin Cycles that offer bicycle sales and repairs. Park your bike in the rear, knock on the door and they come to you!
 
Clear your mind and get your heart pumping with a walk in the woods. Visit London Unique Natural Areas in the city, but remember to practice social distancing and stay safe!
 

Time to Refuel


After all this hard work and sweat, you need to replenish your energy with healthy food and drinks! Below are some ideas of some easy go-to’s.
 
Kosuma Foods Inc., has got you covered! Specializing in a line of all natural whole food bars with 9 different flavours (Gluten-free & Vegan). The are offering free delivery to London & St. Thomas at a per case set rate. Just complete their online form.
 
MakerBars offer Go Snacks (energy bites packed with 12g of plant based protein & 4-6 grams of fibre) or you can order your energy bar kit - “meal kit” which includes all the high quality ingredients to make 10 bars or 20 bites. They are offering free contactless delivery right to your doorstep, or shipping across Canada is also available.
 
Rebel Remedy Health Bar has all your healthy organic meals, snacks, and drinks! Order before Thursday at 11am, and they will deliver to your home on Saturdays! Be sure to stock up on enough supplies, as you wouldn’t want to run out. 
 
Be sure to check out #ExploreLdnOnt on social channels for other ideas, or visit londontourism.ca/suppporting-local-business.


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