Resources: Tips, Coping, and Wellness

How You Can Help Children Cope With the COVID-19 Outbreak 
Brittany Spaeth, Sherry Schlagle, Jenn Schmidt, and members of the Cooper Child Life Specialist Team share some tips and techniques parents and caregivers can use to help their children cope during this time.

Practical Tips for Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety 
by Co-President/CEOs Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, and Kevin O'Dowd, JD 

Coping in the Time of Covid-19 
Anxiety is a normal human emotion. But when worry and fear become excessive and persistent, life feels hard to manage.Cooper psychologists Anthony Rostain, MD, and Kelly Gilrain, PhD, provide methods that help manage anxiety and promote self-care.

Quarantine Wellness Program: Staying Healthy When Working From Home 
Working from home can be convenient, but we can easily fall into bad habits. Cooper Physical Therapist Courtney A. Budd, PT, shows us how to achieve alignment both ergonomically and mentally.

The Importance of the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection During Times of Stress and Anxiety 
Our bodies, our emotions, and our spirituality all combine to give us identity, determine our health, and make us who we are. Bonnie Mehr, Director of the Integrative Oncology Program and Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, provides some ideas for bringing fun and joy into our lives. 

Shop Smart. Eat Smart. Quick Tips to Boost Your Immune System
Linda Goldsmith, RD, Oncology Dietitian at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, offers a few ways you can shop smart and keep your body healthy with nutritious, immune-boosting foods.

Stress Eating: It's Real
Stress eating most often happens not because we are hungry but because we are looking for a mental break that also makes us feel good in the moment. Nutritionist Josie Raum, RD, of Cooper Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, provides advice on alternative ways to cope.

Managing Stress Associated With the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak 
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has the potential to increase stress and anxiety, both because of the fear of catching the virus and also because of uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect us socially and economically. The National Center for PTSD provides practical steps you can take to improve your wellbeing.

APA Primer: Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe 
With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing every day, psychologists from the American Psychological Association offer insights on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger, these resources from the CDC aim to help in this regard.

Free virtual recovery meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic 
During this pandemic, many in-person recovery meetings have been canceled or been made difficult to attend due to current safety measures. This resource offers online recovery support groups that are available five times daily at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m., along with one daily family and loved one recovery support meeting at 8 p.m. All recovery meetings are non-denominational, agnostic to any specific recovery pathway, and open to anyone.

Compassion and COVID-19: We Will Get Through This, Together
Why do pandemics result in less compassion than other types of disasters? Stephen Trzeciak, MD, Kevin O’Dowd, JD, and Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, explain how we need to support each other now more than ever.

Take-Out Food Is Safe During COVID-19 Outbreak
According to Cooper infectious disease expert Henry Fraimow, MD, the risk of contracting coronavirus through food is incredibly low, so there's no need to worry about ordering take-out.

Flattening the Curve Is Vital
Co-President/CEO Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, explains how everyone can play a part in keeping the spread of coronavirus from overwhelming the health care system on The Rich Zeoli Show.

How to Go Outdoors Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Social distancing is our best weapon against the spread of COVID-19, but it's important to to get outside and be active. Here are some best practices for outdoor time.

How To Properly Wear a Mask for Maximum Protection
Emergency Department Medical Director Michael Kirchhoff, MD, relates the importance of masks and how to wear them correctly.

Hands Sore From Washing? Here's How To Heal Them
There are ways to help prevent severe dryness and avoid the discomfort and unsightliness of dry hands, says Naomi Lawrence, MD, Division Head of Dermatologic Surgery at Cooper University Health Care

How To Enjoy Leisure Activities During the Pandemic
Being home day after day can get monotonous. However, with a little creativity, you can still enjoy many things while following stay-at-home orders to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Be Safe and Shop Smart: Grocery Shopping During COVID-19
Keeping an adequate supply of healthy food on hand while remaining at home is a major health-related concern for many people during this time. Nutritionist ans Dietitian Josie Raum, RD, explains how to stay safe during grocery outings.

Shifting to a Digital Normal
While daily routines have been disrupted, you can still accomplish almost everything digitally. Here are a few tips and tricks for navigating your new normal.

Checklist for Health: Home Supplies You Need To Be Prepared for an Emergency
Being prepared will give you piece of mind when faced with a natural disaster or national health emergency.

Yoga for Improving Mental and Physical Well-Being

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper’s Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program is pleased to offer several gentle yoga sessions led by Julie Fischer, certified yoga instructor and a complementary medicine program practitioner.

These short sessions focus on gentle stretching and are a great way to get you moving and improve your physical and mental well-being. If you find the movements too challenging, listen to your body and adapt them to your comfort level.  Be sure to check with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Full-Body Yoga for Relaxing and Unwinding With Julie Fischer - 8 Minutes

 

Gentle Beginner's Yoga With Julie Fischer - 30 Minutes

 

Gentle Chair Yoga With Julie Fischer - 30 Minutes