Finding ways to nurture both your mind and your body is important no matter the circumstances. When life is operating as ‘business as usual’ and we are able to stick to our daily routines that help us feed our body and mind, like going to the gym for our fave workout class or hitting our local yoga studio for a restorative meditation class, it is much easier to ensure we are giving ourselves what we need. Since COVID-19, many people’s routines have been thrown off with the closure of gyms, yoga studios, community pools and other facilities that help us exercise both physically and mentally. However, if there ever was a time to find ways to keep our minds calm and our bodies moving, it would be now, in the midst of this crisis.

Here you will find homeWURX suggestions on everything relating to your Body & Mind. Find recommendations for the best meditation apps, book reviews and suggestions, advice on how to relieve stress and anxiety and how to stay positive and keep active during all this social distancing and isolation.

We know how tough this time can be and homeWURX is here to help support you, your family and your friends through it!

Activities Exercise

Let’s get out on the water this summer

Although summer hasn’t officially arrived, the warm weather definitely has us being outside and looking to be more active.  As the different parts of our country start to open up, we still need to ensure we are practicing healthy habits, such as physical distancing. Boating is a great summer activity...
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Exercise

You know you make me want to … STRETCH!

Feeling tight and sore? Miss being able to visit your massage therapist to work out some kinks in your neck or knots in your back? Does working from home have you less active than you’re used to? Because many of us are housebound these days due to COVID-19, with very...
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Exercise

Run for your … Health!

Some say running can be addictive. Some have a love / hate relationship with it. While others won’t even touch it with a 6-foot pole! Truth is, if you are able to do it, running is a great activity to do on your own, especially during these difficult COVID-19 times...
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Yoga

Grokker

If a yoga only app is just not enough variety for you, check out Grokker. This app provides you with HIIT classes, pilates and thousands of fitness videos, in addition to yoga. Easy to use filters have been conveniently built into the app so you can choose your intensity, duration...
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Exercise Yoga

5 Minute Yoga

Looking for something less “time intensive”, try the 5 Minute Yoga app. Specifically designed for spur-of-the-moment yoga, 5 Minute Yoga has a multitude of stretches and flows perfect for those with limited time or attention spans when it comes to working out. Each video is no longer than five minutes,...
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Yoga

Yoga Workouts by Daily Burn

Looking for something more focused? Yoga Workouts is an easy-to-use app that is designed to help you reach your goals. Upon opening the app, you get to choose what it is you want to accomplish. For example, you can choose from “lose weight” or “get stronger”. The app will then...
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Yoga

Asana Rebel

Looking for something a little more intense. Perhaps a class that matches some of the more power flows you attended at your local studio. If this resonates with you, Asana Rebel may be the app for you. With a focus on everything from building strength to burning fat, their classes...
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Yoga

Pocket Yoga

If this is your first-time trying yoga or you are still relatively new to yoga, Pocket Yoga is the ideal app for you. Many new yogis may get stopped at even trying yoga because of all the poses. If this resonates with you, Pocket Yoga is the perfect place to...
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Yoga

Glo Yoga

Glo is an app you want to get into! Offering over 3,700 classes led by nearly 50 different teachers, Glo suggests classes for you to try or allows you to easily search for what you’re looking for when it comes to yoga, pilates and meditation. Helpful filters allow you to...
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Books & Reading

Audiobooks

Some people avoid reading because of a dislike for the physical process of picking up a book. After a long day, the small text and necessary concentration can be challenging even for people who love books. There is something to be said for that new book smell and the ability...
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Books & Reading

E-Books

With eBooks, you don’t even need to leave your house to buy new titles or borrow them from your local library. You can purchase them directly from a digital bookstore and download them instantly to your device. Even libraries now offer digital eBook lending, so you can instantly download titles...
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Books & Reading

Online Bookstores

Indigo Canada's biggest bookstore is online! All of their retail locations are temporarily closed until further notice, however, as they strive to stay connected during this time, they’re taking the in-store experience…online. You can join them on Instagram live for conversations with your favourite authors, artists, and musicians by following...
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Meditation

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptic

If you are still feeling slightly skeptical about this whole meditation thing or thinking that meditation is ‘good for everyone else’, but not really for me, here is an App to check out! 10% Happier is an App developed for the meditation skeptic who is unsure of the whole idea...
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Meditation

Aura

The Aura App focusses on shifting people out of spaces of stress and anxiety and brings them into a place of grounding and happiness using soothing sounds and guided meditations. The App encourages and prompts you to meditate whenever you have a few spare minutes. You can choose sessions that...
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Meditation

buddhify

A meditation app perhaps not quite as well known as the previous three is buddhify. This app is renowned for encouraging users to fit meditations into their daily routines. To accomplish this, the attractively designed and user-friendly app provides guided meditation exercises targeting different situations in your daily routine, such...
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Meditation

Insight Timer

Insight Timer is another heavy hitter when it comes to the meditation app space. This app allows you the freedom to pick and choose your meditation journey depending on how much time you intend to meditate, what style meditation you’re in the mood for or to just set a timer...
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Meditation

Calm

Another big name when it comes to meditation apps is Calm. This is a great app if you are feeling a little pickier about what you want to listen to for your meditation practice. This app provides meditations ranging in time from 3 to 25 minutes with topics from Improving...
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Headspace

Headspace is one of the most well-known meditation apps.  It offers a wide variety of meditations and the App creators and contributors are really focused on the journey of meditating. From fully guided meditations to mini-meditations, sleep sounds to SOS meditations for emergencies, Headspace is easy to navigate and welcoming...
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