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Health & Wellness Resources

Information for: Full-Time Employees and Part-Time Employees

During the COVID - 19 quarantine you may find yourself running out of ideas on helping your children, managing your stress, yearning to go to the gym, cooking, and EAP management resources. Our Mindfulness, Meditation, Stress and Movement webpage contains resources available for those of you wishing to move more and include your kids as well.  Below is a listing of links to other health & wellness resources that is regularly updated and may be helpful to you.

Health & Wellness Resources

Children
Communication
Social Stories for Kids about COVID-19 - Child Development Center
Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus - ChildMind.ORG

Coping
Calming Anxiety in Children - Coping Skills for Kids
Helping Children Cope with Emergencies - CDC
7 Tools for Parents Homeschooling During COVID-19 - Insider
7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Pandemic - McClay Center for Young Minds

Education & Learning
Free Audiobooks While School Is Out - Audible
Homeschooling During COVID-19 - CNN
Just for Kids:  A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus - NYPL
Remote Learning Resources for Kids and Teens - NYPL
When coronavirus strikes, kids make the news - Washington Post 
Free Online Tutoring and More With Brainfuse - NYPL


Work Life & Stress Management
Cooking
Free Access: The 50 America's Test Kitchen Recipes You Need Now
Free Cooking in Color Cookbook - AHA

COVID 19 and Older Adults
COVID-19: What older adults need to know-CDC
People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness- Older Adults- CDC

Cultral Resources

Virtual Cultural Events - CNN

Grief and Mourning
Grief and COVID-19: Saying goodbye in the age of physical distancing - APA
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events - NIH
How to Mourn the Death of a Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Everyday Health
Responding to Change and Loss in Support of Children, Teens & Families - NAGC
Understanding Grief in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Very Well Mind

Humor
17 Pets Who Aren't Used To Their Owners Working From Home  - BuzzFeed 

Emotional and Mental Health
Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak - NSPL
Managing Mental Health During Coronavirus - World Economic Forum
Mental Health & Coping with COVID-19 - CDC
Social Distancing Strain: How to Remain an Empathetic Listener - EcoWatch
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health - CDC

Mindfulness
Free Online Yoga Classes - Sivana Spirit
Gentle & Trauma Sensitive Yoga Sequence for Grounding & Upper Body Release
Mindfulness in Times of Crisis - SUNY Sail Institute

Remote Work
5 Tips for Managing Workplace Disruption During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Work Design Magazine
Zoom Virtual Backgrounds During Social Distancing - Shutterstock

Self-care
Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home - CDC
FEMA's Emergency Supply List - FEMA
How to Deal With Cabin Fever - EcoWatch
If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone - CDC
Move More Together Virtual Workouts - AHA
Prevent Getting Sick - CDC

Stress
How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During COVID-19 - CDC
Doing What Matters in Times of Stress - WHO
Stressed about COVID-19?  - John Hopkins Medicine

ChooseMyPlate.gov - guidance, tips, printable materials, and more for diet, weight management, and physical activity provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

EatRight.org - articles, tips, videos, recipes, online games, and app reviews provided by the U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest network of food and nutrition professionals

Heart.gov - guidance on losing and keeping weight off, healthy food substitutions, cooking for weight loss, keeping a healthy body weight by the American Heart Association.

Nutrition.gov - easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government for nutritional, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers

American Heart Association - Walking 101

Center for Disease Control - Walking

Great American Smokeout Day

Mental Health and Well-Being

New York State Smokers' Quitline - A hub of information, strategies, and resources to assist in quitting smoking

NYS Dept. of Health -  a hub of news, announcements and resources about staying healthy and safe, health care insurance and facilities, and more

Right Direction - a resource focusing on stress and depression in the workplace; how to recognize it, and where to find help

Stress Management -  American Heart Association's information on how stress affects the body, stress and heart health, tips and ways to manage stress and relax in nature

Tobacco-Free Campus

Wellness.com - health, wellness, and lifestyle information available in an interactive format

American Cancer Society - resources, information, and support to get healthy, stay healthy, and ward off cancer

Johns Hopkins Breast Center - information, videos, and resources about breast cancer risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and more

National Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer - information and resources about prostate cancer risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, etc.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy  tools to budget money, manage debt, and plan for life events

DISCLAIMER: Employees who participate in the exercise classes and facilities do so at their own risk. FIT is not responsible for any injury that may occur to individuals participating in any exercise activity. Medical clearance before participating in an exercise program is highly recommended.

PLEASE NOTE:  During this time of the COVID - 19 crisis, the Fitness Center is closed until further notice.

Fitness Center: Employees may use the Lari and Barbara Stanton Fitness Center between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.  The Center is located in the sub-basement of the Dubinsky Student Center (A Building) and is equipped with cardiovascular machines, various weight machines, Smith machine and free weights.  Visit the Athletics and Recreation website and click on Fitness Centers under Related Links for more information. 

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