Maintaining mental health and well-being while social distancing or self-isolating

Student News Health and Wellness News
By Angie Hunt

Visiting with friends and family members virtually is a healthy alternative to physically meeting up while practicing social distancing

Iowa State University Student Wellness health promotion coordinator Carrie Giese says it is possible and important to stay connected and active during this time, but it requires a different mindset. That means shifting our thinking from “me” to “we” to protect the health of our community.

“Our actions can have a positive impact on others or a negative impact,” Giese said. “Thinking about the greater good can help us feel like we’re positively contributing to the solution, and that can serve as motivation to stay home and adjust our day-to-day routine and lifestyle.”

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By Angie Hunt