A female athlete stretching on a feild
Close

COVID-19 Info: Given the rapid change with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we recommend that you check with businesses directly regarding their most up to date operations. Health officials continue to be the best source of information during this time. We encourage you to follow @MLHealthUnit on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information and visit their website: www.healthunit.com
If you are a business or employee, we have compiled some helpful information and resources found here

Close

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


  • By Brian Brennan

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 

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; sign up for a free trial, you’ll have access to an unlimited number of classes for 7 days.

 

No Gym, No Problem!  

Sweat at Home! Total Package Speed, Strength & Conditioning is offering a morning workout program you can do from home. Check out #SweatAtHome every weekday morning at 8am on #Rogerstv. Alternatively, Movati Athletic is offering free workouts on their Instagram and Facebook Live. 
 
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 sales and service by appointment only.  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). They 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 shipping on orders over $40.00.
 
Rebel Remedy Health Bar has all your healthy organic meals, snacks, and drinks! Preorder online from Saturday evening until Thursday at 11am for pickup or local delivery every Saturday! 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 for more ways to support London's local businesses.  
 

Read Similar Articles

Top Virtual Family Fun Activities in London, Ontario

6 London Ontario Stay-At-Home Date Ideas



Back To Top

Venues Mentioned

Activate This Map

Related Articles

Our Partners
Copyright © 2021 Tourism London. All Rights Reserved  •  Site Created by: Velocity Studio
See & Do

Activities & Attractions Close
London's Five Day Forecast
More Weather Close