Athletes of all levels may find the following resources helpful:
- Athlete Mental Health and Mental Illness in the era of COVID-19 Shifting focus: A New Reality | Dr. Carla Edwards, MD & Dr. Jane Thornton, MD
- COVID-19 Testing Procedure FAQ for Athletes | Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
- Finance Matters: Paying Your Bills During Economic Uncertainty | Game Plan
- How to Cope with Training Alone | World Rowing
- Managing Uncertainty During COVID-19 workbook | Game Plan
- Mind over COVID? Mental health tips for coaches, athletes, and sport administrators | Sport Information Resource Centre
- Performing in a Pandemic: The Resilience and Leadership of Canadian Athletes | Sport Information Resource Centre
- Tips for cycling outside | Cycling Canada
- Tips for running outside | Athletics Canada
To help you get the most out of your home-based exercise, we’ve rounded up 10 popular lists of online fitness classes, streaming services, apps and equipment.
- CBC: These are the free, no-equipment online fitness classes you need right now
- CNBC: The best at-home workout streaming services to try during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Paste Magazine: The 10 Best YouTube Channels for Full At-Home Workouts
- SELF: Everything You Need to Know About the 10 Best At-Home Fitness Programs
- Greatist: The 42 Best Health and Fitness Apps
- The Gamer: 15 Fitness Video Games That Will Actually Make You Sweat
- Outside Online: What are the best virtual races?
- CBC: How to add weight to your workouts without buying weights
- Rolling Stone: Start with these 10 items that experts recommend for an easy and effective at-home workout
- Harvard Health Publishing: Tips for choosing the right exercise equipment
Note: If you are not regularly active start slowly and with low intensity activities, like walking and low impact exercises. Start with shorter amounts, like 5-10 minutes, and gradually build up to 30 minutes or more continuously over a few weeks. It is better and safer to be active for short periods more frequently than to try and be active for long periods when you are not used to it. Check out these “tips for getting active during COVID-19” from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.