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Fortify your immune system with green juice

Fortify your immune system with green juice
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Whipping up a produce-packed smoothie or a green juice may be too much work on a normal morning but what is normal anymore? These days it’s more important than ever to support your immune system and your waistline with plenty of fresh or frozen fruits and veggies.

Take a (virtual) world tour

Take a (virtual) world tour
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Ever wanted to see the Alps up close? Hike Machu Picchu? Stroll through Barcelona? You can do all that without worrying about spreading disease through virtual tours.

For a unique cultural experience, why not visit these virtual museums and concerts?

Upgrade an old shirt with tie-dyeing

Upgrade an old shirt with tie-dyeing
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Tie-dyeing isn’t just for kids or people who never outgrew the ’70s – it’s a versatile art form that is fun and easy to do. Upgrade a T-shirt, pair of leggings, baby onesie, hat or any other cotton item.

Stretch and strengthen with yoga

Stretch and strengthen with yoga
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Do Yoga with Me is offering its high-definition yoga videos for free during the pandemic. They have classes ranging from stress-relieving breathing exercises to popular yoga poses to regular flows – no prior experience (or flexibility!) required.

Could you hold this yoga pose if your life depended on it?

Create some quarantine art

Create some quarantine art
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Channel your feelings by doing something creative. Painting is a great way to express yourself, learn a new skill, and help you see ordinary things (like everything in your house you’ve been staring at for weeks) in a whole new way.

Talk to a therapist

Talk to a therapist
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Feeling stressed and anxious? Try teletherapy. You can arrange online sessions that allow you to video chat, call, or text with a therapist without ever leaving your house.

Don’t miss the signs your loved one could have high-functioning depression.

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Get your feet sandal-ready

Get your feet sandal-ready
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Eventually, you’re going to be able to leave your house so keep your feet from looking like they were quarantined with a werewolf by doing a little prep work now. Use a foot soak to soften everything, push back your cuticles and trim your nails, paint your nails, pluck any rogue toe-hairs, and – this is the best part – buff the dead skin off your heels.

Discover the secrets and myths of hair and nails.

Do a hair mask (don’t cut bangs)

Do a hair mask (don’t cut bangs)
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With salons being closed, people are being forced to learn to do their own manicures, hair trims, and even dye jobs. You might want to avoid the urge to cut a new fringe (it never ends well), but one thing you can do risk-free is a hair mask.

Try these home remedies for dry and damaged hair.

Take a history class

Take a history class
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So many interesting things to learn but so little time? No problem now. Edx offers free university courses –from Harvard University, Australian National University, University of Queensland and Victoria University of Wellington, just to name a few – in hundreds of subjects. Brush up on skills for your job or take a course in something purely for fun, like astronomy or history. You don’t get official credit for them but you get to keep all the knowledge you learn.

Try something new in the bedroom

Try something new in the bedroom
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Nothing relieves stress and adds some fun like some good sex and thanks to the quarantine you don’t have to resort to quickies to get your fix. Not to mention that sex can be great exercise! Use this time to try out new positions, role play, or toys. Although parents with children home may find this a little more challenging!

Here are some simple ways to improve your sex life.

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Please be advised that due to the current lockdown in the Philippines, we hope to have the April print issue available by the middle of July, and the May, June and July issues available by the end of July, but this is dependent on when local lockdown restrictions are lifted. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. Thank you and stay safe!
– The Reader’s Digest team