Being in self-isolation and having limited contact with the outside world can take a toll on your sense of well being. Here are a few ways you can boost your mental and physical health while also supporting local small businesses:
Get Your Nutrients
Give your immune system a boost with fresh-pressed organic juice and elixirs from Green Press (takeout and delivery available). If you need to grocery shop, support local small businesses like COBS Bread, Just an Olde Fashioned Butchery, The British Grocer , Olives en Folie, and Jubilee Market. Most restaurants are also offering takeout and delivery, and some like Dar Nabati, Seasons, Corks and Bru, are waiving delivery fees for seniors or others who are unable to leave home.
Even if you’re stuck inside all day, you can still stay active with online workouts. Businesses like Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Hot Yoga & Pilates, Lakeshore Yoga, Lole, Lululemon, Nova Health Club and SPINCO are offering virtual dance lessons, yoga classes, workouts, meditation sessions, and spin classes. Click here for more details about these virtual classes. For those working through injuries, physiotherapists from PhysioDNA (book online) and Lakeside Physiotherapy (call or text 289-805-2252) are available to work with you via virtual appointments.
Shop Health & Wellness Products Online
Stores like Saje Natural Wellness and Neob Lavender have closed their brick-and-mortar stores during COVID-19, but you can still shop for their health and wellness products online.
Book a Virtual Appointment
Many natural health care practitioners like Dr. Adrienne, Dr. Elena and the team at Abaton Integrative Medicine are offering virtual appointments to continue to serve your health needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. For tips on how to tend to your mental health during this crisis, click here to read an article from psychotherapist Dr. Sharon Lowe (who is also available for virtual appointments – click here for contact details) or join Navigate Counselling’s online support group (click here for details or click here to book a virtual one-on-one appointment).
For a running list of businesses that are open and closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, please click here.