Improving Physical and Mental Health During Quarantine

These are very uncertain times. Without knowing how long things will continue this way can cause anxiety and cabin fever. Below are some helpful apps or websites that can help improve your physical and mental health during quarantine. Most, if not all, are free from the app store.


     – My Fitness Pal: This app is great! One of the most used functions is its ability to track calories. They make it easy to set personal goals and track calories by taking pictures of food labels. Another cool aspect is the ability to discover new recipes and workout routines for home. So go ahead and try out a new recipe to spice up quarantine life!


     – My Fitness Pal: Again, they have lots of great workouts that you can do in the comfort of your home. They also have challenges, blogs, and community to give you all the support!

     – Body Space – A full library of workout programs and exercises!

     – 7-minute workout: Only have 7 minutes to workout? Then this app is a good option.

     – Freeletics: You can choose whether to include equipment or body weight exercises. It also has free HIIT workouts.

     – Nike Training Club – Free access to up to 185 workouts from boxing to yoga to strength training

Mental Health

   – Happify – this app helps with relieving stress and anxiety. The app can help users build resilience and strengthen coping skills with the use of games and other activities. It is science-based and users can plan their goals using this app.

   – Calm – this app offers guided meditation. It is suitable for people who are unfamiliar with meditation, as it is designed for beginners. Basic courses on meditation are available for free. Advanced meditation guides are available but have subscription fees. This app can help people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, and stress.

Recolor – If you’re looking for a new hobby, Recolor may be a good option. Recolor is an adult-friendly coloring app. Coloring is another therapeutic technique that can help calm the mind. You can also set the difficulty, which makes it good for both beginners and advanced users.

Headspace – This app offers meditation lessons that focus on most aspects of the user’s personal life such as relationships, wellness, and performance. It has hundreds of themed sessions – even for insomnia.

Betterhelp – offers online counseling with licensed therapists

Activities to keep you busy

Read a book

Take a digital museum tour. Travel and Leisure has a list of 12 museums that offer free virtual tours. You can check out famous locations in the US or abroad in Seoul, Berlin, Florence and elsewhere.

Google Arts and Culture App: Lets you view paintings, read up on masterpieces, and find your famous painting doppelganger.

The Georgia Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium: The aquariums have turned on webcams so you can still watch otters, fish, and penguins without the crowds.

DIY projects – Pinterest always has fun things to do

Spring Cleaning

Learn a language

Call family and friends to catch up

– Listen to a podcast 

At Perlman Clinic, we genuinely care about your health and wellbeing and are here for you during these uncertain times. We hope you find this helpful and please reach out to us if you have any concerns about your physical or mental health.