9 Tips for People Quarantining Solo, According to Mental Health Pros

“Exercise helps relieve stress through the release of endorphins, or ‘feel-good’ chemicals in your body that naturally boost your mood. At the same time, exercise reduces stress hormones such as cortisol,” says Dana Rose Garfin, Ph.D., an academic psychologist in Orange County, California and an assistant professor at the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine. … “There’s a lot of evidence that meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety. It can also be beneficial for reducing depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms,” Garfin says.