Notes from the Nurses: Keep your mind active!

We all know the importance of physical health but being mentally healthy can make all the difference in handling life's challenges. You will have a healthier body if you take care of your mind.

Your brain works to control your body's functions and helps you to understand and interact with the world around you. Maintaining a healthy brain will help your mind stay clear and active so that you can continue to work, rest and play.

Being in quarantine doesn't have to mean boring days at home. Keep your mind active. Try new things. Do something different every day and you will live a life full of adventure!

Here is a great way to find culture and adventure right from your couch!

  • Check out Google Arts and Culture for a list of over 2500 museums all over the world that offer virtual tours for everyone. https://artsandculture.google.com/project/virtual-tours
  • If you are craving outdoor adventure check out this website for virtual tours of US National Parks. https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/google-earth-virtual-tours-of-us-national-parks
  • To seek adventure right in our own area, check out this website for https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/learn/virtual-tours
  • There are so many fun things to do virtually at the Elmwood Park Zoo- Take a look! https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/event/zoo-school-live/2020-03-19/

Here's a thought: Make a list of the places you'd like to explore further once the quarantine is lifted and we are free to roam this wonderful world!