Social distancing: WellTuned resource guide

It’s no secret that social distancing leaves many of us feeling anxious, worried, bored or stir-crazy, but know this: what you’re doing is important. Staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distance in public is the only way to protect the most vulnerable among us, and finding new ways to pass the time can make it all a little easier.

Whether you’re reading a book, learning a language, working out with your kids or simply petting your dog, every step you take to #StayHome makes a difference. Please continue to do that, stay up-to-date on what experts have to say about preventive measures and coping with COVID-19, and don’t forget to wash your hands the right way.

Here are a few of our favorite articles to help you stay safe and healthy as we work together to flatten the curve.

Self Care

Care for yourself first.

Practice self compassion. 

Learn the basics of self care.

Release and combat stress.

Show someone you care.

Learning

Try meditation.

Identify depression and loneliness in yourself and others.

Learn to control your emotions and manage anger.

Test your knowledge about sleep.

Build good habits.

Food & Nutrition

Try intuitive eating and learn to eat mindfully.

Organize your pantry like a chef.

Learn to garden and preserve food.

Cook with new spices, superfoods, herbs and protein.

Make healthier comfort food.

Enjoy the benefits of eating together.

Fitness

Start walking.

Lose weight healthily with apps.

Work exercise into your day 5 unusual ways.

Discover what to eat after exercising.

Avoid these pitfalls.

Work

Start the day right.

Boost your energy.

Try deskercising.

Protect your eyes from strain.

Avoid pitfalls of working at home.

Don’t multitask.

Parenting

Coping with change and concerns.

Calm your kids with 7 easy activities. 

Help your child sleep better.

Cook with kids and try new foods.

Do Practice yoga together.

Learn tips for parenting teens.

For the latest on our response to COVID-19, visit BCBSTUpdates.com

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee members can access wellness-related discounts through Blue365®. BCBST members can also use tools and resources to help improve health and well-being by logging into BlueAccess and going to the in the Member Wellness Center under the Managing Your Health tab.

Ashley Brantley

Ashley Brantley

Ashley Brantley has been writing about food, culture and health for more than a decade, and has lived in three of Tennessee’s four major cities (Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville).

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee members can access wellness-related discounts on fitness products, gym memberships, healthy eating and more through Blue365®. BCBST members can also use tools and resources to help improve health and well-being by logging into BlueAccess and going to the in the Member Wellness Center under the Managing Your Health tab.