Health and Wellness Tips from Corra Clients
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This past month has been a challenging time for many of us. The physical health and safety of our family, friends and colleagues are certainly on our minds. But we also want to acknowledge that mental health concerns, such as stress and anxiety, are also increasingly prevalent among our communities and can oftentimes go unnoticed.
Corra’s not a health and wellness company. We’re in the business of ecommerce. But we recognize quite a few of our clients have professional knowledge in their own areas: fitness, skincare, self-help and spirituality, nutrition, and childhood development, that our audience can benefit from right now. We also realize (many of us from personal experience) that hobbies and indoor activities such as home improvement and arts and crafts can help take our mind off of stressful situations. Here are some of our client’s tips and resources for staying healthy (physically and mentally) during uncertain times.
HAPPY FAMILY ORGANICS ON HEALTHY SNACKS TIMES FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Happy Family, a Danone brand, is a premium organic baby, toddler, and kids food brand focused on optimal nutrition. The learning center on their site offers countless tips on mother and child health from recipes to preparing for childbirth, vitamins and supplements, exercise, wellness and so on. It’s unique in the sense that the authors of their articles are registered dietitians, certified lactation consultants, and certified personal trainers. The Corra team reached out and one of their specialists shared this advice about meal times when children are home from school and daycare.
If your kids have become constant snack monsters since being home all day, it’s more likely a sign of boredom than hunger. Try to keep a set meal and snack schedule so kids know when they can expect to eat next–this might even turn into an activity on teaching how to tell time! Try to carve out space in your fridge and pantry with snacks your children can help themselves to– one at a time (when it’s snack time!) In the fridge, have individual containers of cut up fruit with peanut butter or veggies with hummus and cut up cheese. In the pantry, have nutritious fruit and nut bars, snack bags of popcorn or trail mix (if age appropriate) or whole grain crackers. Ideally having set snack foods and snack time expectations will curb the constant ask for snacks! Please see Healthy Snacks for Babies & Toddlers for inspiration.
HAY HOUSE + THEIR COMPLIMENTARY SELF IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES
Corra’s client Hay House is a self-improvement publisher that offers books, online courses, podcasts, live streams, audio downloads, ebooks, webinars and more. They cover an eclectic assortment of interests from mind-body-spirit, inspiration, health and healing, spirituality, diet, business, fiction, astrology, and feng shui. Corra reached out to Hay House and they shared with us the following wellness advice for yourself, your business and your children.
Wellness Tips for Yourself
Start Meditating. Not sure where to start? This is it: One minute a day is all you need to silence your mind and calm your energy through meditation, breathwork, or prayer.
Try this breathing technique:
- Breathe in for 5 seconds
- Hold your breath for 5 seconds
- Release for 5 seconds
This can be done in the morning before getting out of bed, in the shower, at the breakfast table, in your backyard, in your closet, or anywhere you can pause for a single minute. No excuses!
If you’re looking for more, Hay House offers free guided meditations on Apple Podcasts.
Wellness Tips for Your Business
Offer free content, without an agenda. Not a lead magnet for email collection or to retarget on social media. Simply give, no strings attached. Hay House Founder Louise Hay said, “life is very simple. What I give out comes back to me. Today I chose to give love.” Hay House launched a free resource page with movies, podcasts, meditations, articles, and eBooks—and they’re adding to it every chance they get.
Visit discover.hayhouse.com/freeresources/ to access these free resources.
Wellness Tips for Your Children
Teach your children a life skill. How many times have we heard as adults, “I wish I learned that in school”? This is your opportunity to teach them something they’ll remember. Have you filed your taxes yet? Show your kids how! Do you have a to-do list around the house? Show your kids how to hang that shelf, change the oil in your car, fix that broken kitchen drawer. Have your bills piled up? Show your kids how to pay them and manage personal finances. Looking for work? Have your child redesign your resume in Canva or a similar online tool. You may find ways of keeping your kids entertained while being productive, and preparing them for the future in memorable ways.
WAHOO FITNESS ON EMBRACING AN INDOOR WORKOUT REGIME
Wahoo Fitness is a fitness technology brand serving cyclists and runners with indoor and outdoor bikes, apps, heart rate monitors, bike computers, cycling sensors and more. Wahoo makes it easy for cyclists to continue training indoors with their KICKR smart trainers and accessories. When combined with their app, The Sufferfest, you get access to not only cycling workouts, but also yoga and mental toughness training–both are essential to helping you de-stress and stay positive during these uncertain times. Sports scientists from Wahoo and The Sufferfest also recommend that you get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated, and eat well as these are all key to helping our bodies stay healthy. Most importantly, just because you might be cooped up inside, don’t train harder than you normally would. It’s ok to keep training and mixing in intensity, but avoid any big increases in training load and pay extra attention to your recovery.
ELEMIS ON SKINCARE AND SELF CARE SOLUTIONS
Elemis is a luxurious skincare brand that blends science with meticulously sourced ingredients from nature. Their products are reminiscent of a professional spa day that leaves you feeling calm and relaxed. It’s true that skincare is about more than just caring for your skin. It’s about setting aside time for yourself–to breathe, meditate, soak in a tub, light a candle, and so on. If you would like to treat yourself to an at-home spa treatment, look no further than this Elemis blog post to walk you through the experience of a body treatment designed to detox the skin, soothe muscle aches, exfoliate dead skin cells and intensely hydrate.
Additionally, we love that they are gifting health care workers skincare products to help them destress and recoup from the long and relentless hours they’re putting in caring for those affected by the pandemic. You can tag a health care worker on Instagram to nominate them to receive a gift.
FAT QUARTER SHOP ON HOW TO TAKE UP A CRAFTY NEW HOBBY
Corra client Fat Quarter Shop is a family-owned ecommerce site that sells fabrics, quilting kits, sewing supplies, patterns, gifts and accessories. Crafts like sewing and quilting can be a fun and productive way to spend these extra hours at home. Additionally, sharing a crafting hobby with a child is a great way to engage their creativity and teach them new skills while they are out of school. Fat Quarter Shop offers a lot of engaging blog posts, free videos and a library of free patterns suitable for beginners to advanced quilters. Recently, they even released a free tutorial on how to sew face masks to help people stay protected with a shortage of masks and contribute these much needed supplies from home.
SUPERATV ON MANUFACTURING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
For essential workers on the front lines putting themselves at risk, Super ATV has converted their windshield production line into a personal barrier line donating and selling hundreds in a matter of days. The shields are made of polycarbonate to protect workers such as grocery store cashiers and pharmacists from germs and bacteria. This hard-coated material is easy to clean and sanitize. Efforts such as these raise the morale among our employees and keep them proud and focused as our company shifts from making better parts to making safer parts each and every day.
We hope you found these health and wellness tips from our clients helpful. You can view a full list of our clients and case studies on our work page. Or stay up to date with our latest content at corra.com/resources.