Three Tips For Staying Healthy

The coronavirus has arrived in Portland. What does that mean for you and me? For me, this means a wonderful opportunity to communicate with you about self care. What can you do to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy?

  1. Frequent hand washing. First, and most important – wash your hands! I am asking everyone to wash their hands when they enter the studio. This is a great habit to get into. Come home from the grocery store – wash your hands. Just walked the dog – wash your hands. Used the restroom – wash your hands. About to prepare food – for sure wash your hands. You get the idea. How you wash and the length of time you spend washing is important. I’m not talking like you told your kid to wash up for dinner and he showed his hands to the faucet for .5 seconds. Really get in there with soap and water, working your fingernails, in between each finger, the front and back of your hands, and your wrists, for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Regularly disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, computer keyboards, and your phone. You can use disinfectant wipes, or 70% alcohol, or a vinegar and water solution (see below for recipes).
  3. Stay home if you are sick. Sniffle, runny nose, tickle in your throat, feeling extra tired, and not sure if it’s allergies or a cold? Don’t chance it – stay home.

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Want to join us for a virtual class? As of Monday March 16th we are going live baby! All you need is a small amount of space, some optional gear, and an internet connection. Email me at to get in on a virtual class this week!

If you would like help strategizing your self care plan, or need to discuss your schedule give me a call. (503) 705-4762

Want more info? Here are some helpful links:

Click here for the latest recommendations from the CDC. Make your own disinfecting wipes here. And here’s a recipe for a vinegar based spray. Click here to see how to make your own homemade hand sanitizer with alcohol and aloe. And here is the silliest hand washing video you will ever see.