Five Things You Can Do to Improve Mental Health While Social Distancing

Yesterday, we heard that gyms, theaters, and casinos were required to close by mandate from the Governor of Colorado.

That leaves many in our community without a place to workout and we are so grateful to be able to provide online training programs from Fit Life Championsthat can easily be done at home.  Just click one of the links below to get a free trial now!

30!- Body Weight In Home Workout– Below is workout #1!

Minimal Equipment Needed- In Home/Private Gym Free Week Trial

Who is the perfect fit for these programs?! Check out the video below to hear from our actual clients!

Just like you, we are left wondering what’s next and have asked ourselves “What am I going to do to keep busy, entertained, and healthy during the recommended time of social distancing?”  

Within our Believe Be Real Be Bold community, we have amazing experts in the fields of psychology, therapy, and health and wellness.  We’ve reached out to them, sometimes during a session ;), and asked them to share their best advice to keep up with our self-care routines!  Here’s what they had to say…

  1. Keep active- go for walks, workout at home or in the park with our workouts listed above, cook at home vs. order take out
  2. Keep learning- now is an amazing time to pick up that book you never finished, or purchase an online course you’ve been meaning to try.  We love podcasts and the Believe Be Real Be Bold podcast has over 110 episodes to learn self-care, healthy boundaries, and personal growth tools from mental health experts and real life daters!  Have you ever though of becoming a personal trainer? Read Dave’s memoir to learn more about my journey with depression and anxiety while building my business!  Click here to read Aspire Higher for FREE!
  3. Keep Socializing- call your best friend, call your parents, siblings, and children.  Avoid the minimum effort of texting because we need our connections and relationships now more than ever to stay positive!  This week, I am inviting these experts to go LIVE with me on Instagram and Facebook through the Believe Be Real Be Bold podcast to improve our mental health and relationships!  Follow those accounts for more details by clicking the links here Instagram and Facebook
  4. Find new hobbies- Building upon the recommendation to learn new things, we want to encourage you to finally learn the guitar, learn a new language or start that novel you always wanted to write!  I completed my memoir within about four months and I’m happy to help you do the same!  What are you most passionate about right now?  Have you ever wanted to start a podcast?  I’ll teach you how!  I’ve got the time…
  5. Keep Connecting with your Partner- Thriving during the isolation we are feeling right now is so important for our mental health.  Ways you can deepen the connection between you and your partner are boundless, but what we love to recommend are 1. Read a book together and discuss 2. Take stock of your values and goals and discuss 3. Watch movies (documentaries) together and discuss 4. Play a new card game, board game, naughty game 5.  Have lots of sex

We are here for you.  Reach out if you need health, wealth, fitness, and nutrition advice of any kind.  My calendar is wide open for the next month!  Schedule a call with me here

-Dave Glaser, owner Fit Life Champions

P.S. Have you seen the physioball series of videos we are giving away for free as your workout of the day?!  If you know of any friends, family, or coworkers that want to get stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally, please share any of this link or blog post with them!!  Here’s a sample video of those workouts!

Knee Crunch with Oblique Twist

Simply just forward this post to your favorite workout buddy or partner to get them moving too!

Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

16 oz. Lean Ground Turkey

1 Large Egg

1 Large Spaghetti Squash

1/4 Cup Parmesean Cheese

1/2 Cup Zucchini, shredded

1/2 Cup Carrot, shredded

1/2 Cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp Basil

1 Tbsp Parsley

2-3 Garlic cloves, minced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. In a medium bowl, delicately combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, cheese, carrot, zucchini, basil, parsley and garlic.  Fold ingredients using hands; avoid over-mixing as meatballs may become tough.

3. Pour 1 cup spaghetti sauce int0 a medium sized baking dish.

4. Roll meatballs into about 1″ thick balls, and place evenly throughout baking dish.

5. Bake until meatball temperature is 165 degrees.

6. Combine Spaghetti squash, remaining sauce and meatballs and serve!  Delish!

2 Cups homemade marinara

Spaghetti Squash Preparation

Pierce squash several times with a knife and microwave for five minutes

Season with black pepper and olive or coconut oil to taste and bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until soft.

View below video tutorial how to perfectly core the squash to appear like spaghetti.

Special thanks to this amazing Tumbler page for the original recipe! http://webuildchampions.tumblr.com/