Practical Tips For Keeping Safe, Making Mental Health, Exercise & Nutrition a Priority

Courtesy Elizabeth Munoz for Latin Life Denver Media

vegetablesMeal Planning: Make eating together a positive, safe & simple experience

  • Envision your meals for (breakfast, lunch & dinner) for 5-10 days.
  • Organize: place a paper on the refrigeration & write down what you need before heading to the store. This will help you stay focused&out of the store faster.
  • Involve your family in planning meals – have them help you write down food needs.
  • Ask your kids to look up meals online or cookbooks.
  • When possible engage your children. Have them help you measure & prepare food (make sure to teach them safety when using tools).
  • Get food that will stay fresh longer period of days.
  • Frozen veggies and fruits are nutritious and keep longer.
  • Make eating together a positive and simple experience.
  • Keep your meals routine as regular as possible.
  • foodTry new recipes

  • If possible, shop during the weekdays. When possible & safe for your your family AVOID taking them shopping.
  • Prep meals together – and keep healthy snacks out.
  • Have fun and get creative with your family.

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 Mental Health: Exercise- Meditate & Listen to Music

  • Go for a walk around your neighborhood – wear protective mask/scarfs etc.&practice social distancing.
  • Meditate / or listen to meditational composition.
  • Listen to your favorite music or turn on your favorite station.
  • Minimize your news intake.
  • Call friends & family – have virtual coffee / tea.
  • Keep a routine.
  • Exercise at home (many videos on YouTube).
  • Get sunshine as much as possible – be safe.
  • Mother working at home with son

  • Avoid talking about the pandemic.
  • Get good sleep / keep a routine.
  • If you believe in vitamins (take some).
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Get your reading on (get those books out of the basement).
  • If you need to talk call people you feel safe to talk too.
  • Dance like no one is watching
  • Keep up with your faith or spiritual practices
  • Take time for yourself when possible


hand-washing-hand-hygiene-procedureKeeping Safe:

  • Wash your hands before you leave your home &as soon as you return. While you’re at it, wash your face as well. The wind can carry the virus long distances.
  • Avoid touching your face (with or without gloves).
  • Learn how to take your gloves off and throw them away.
  • Wear protective mask/scarfs etc. & practice social distancing (anytime you leave your home).
  • Disinfect your car steering wheel as often as possible.
  • Make sure to wash your clothes as soon as possible and leave your shoes outside when feasible.
  • Avoid visiting family not living you or neighbors (do call them as often as possible and check in).