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What to do at Quinta do Lago?

WHAT TO DO DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING?


While we live in uncertain and unprecedented times following the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, we would like to leave a message of hope and inspiration to keep ourselves safe at home, but looking forward to a better future, where we can appreciate the beauty of this privileged place in Quinta do Lago .

Until then, stay safe, at home! We present a set of recommendations for this period:


Exercise at home

Staying at home can be a good excuse to have a more sedentary life. However, we should keep our body moving to maintain our physical and psychological health. 

Click here to watch some at home workout videos that we recommend for you.

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4

In addition to the thousands of videos available for free on YouTube, you can also access a wide variety of training plans available in smartphone apps.

This type of application allows you to define the type of exercises you want, in terms of their intensity or part of the body to exercise, whether you want to resort to the use of gym equipment or work only with your body weight.

Here are some suggestions, which you may like, available for iOS or Android:


Make a healthy meal plan

It’s very important to maintain a healthy balance and boost your immunity system. By planning your meals, you can make healthier options and assure all the needed nutrients in your meals for the week.

This is also a good way to make your trips to the supermarket more efficient, as you know exactly what you need. As recommended, you should avoid going to the supermarket as frequently, in order to stay safe.


Connect with your family and friends

Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t talk to your family and friends. There are multiple ways of engaging in the comfort of your own home: a phone call, a Skype/Facetime call, posting and commenting on social media and even joining a group chat at Houseparty app.

Have fun but stay safe, at home!


Stay informed

There is a big media exposure related to the current coronavirus outbreak and it can be overwhelming to keep up with all the news and recommendations.

It is important to keep calm and consult credible and specialized sources. You have all the information about the coronavirus and its influence around the globe at World Health Organization website.


Learn something new

Use your free time to learn something new by reading a book, watching documentaries or attending an online class. Keeping yourself productive will make you feel more positive and it will motivate you to do more every day.

Culture can be a great escape for the anxiety times that we are living. There are multiple museums that offer a free online tour, that can be a fun way to discover new artists and learn more about them. Check the list of museums that are joining this initiative.


Hobbies

We know that this period of isolation can be boring, especially when you remember the sunny days spent on the beach, on a esplanade or on one of our terraces, reading a book or solving puzzles.

However, you can try to recreate those beautiful days from the comfort of your home. To make your days more enjoyable, we recommend you crosswords, sudoku and other puzzles that you can find here

Here is an example, which you can download and print:

In addition to these hobbies, there are hundreds of handicrafts that you can do alone or with your family.

Here is an example of simple origami :


Miss the office? Here's a fun way to remind you

We have been at home for some time and we are starting to miss our work environment, the sound of people talking around us and even the noise of computers or printers, if you work in an office. If you are working from home and feel a little unmotivated and find it difficult to concentrate without the sound environment you were used to, we recommend a fun website created by the Kids Creative Agency, a creative agency in Berlin and Zurich.

You only need to press play to start listening, but you can also change the number of people at work and hear individual sounds by clicking on objects. Have a good time!

Recipe Ideas

Lacking recipe ideas for cooking at home? We present you some of the most well-known Portuguese dishes, so that you can delight yourself and remember our rich Portuguese cuisine.

In Portugal, we follow a Mediterranean Diet, based on traditional, unprocessed foods, dating back to the 1960s. The Mediterranean diet varies according to the country (France, Greece, Italy and Spain also follow this diet) and region, so it has a wide variety of definitions. It is rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, legumes, cereals, grains, fish and unsaturated fats, such as olive oil. It usually includes meat and dairy products.

Studies show that the Mediterranean diet has been linked to good health, including a healthier heart.

As we think that all recipes are good, in moderation, we present two main dishes: Cataplana and Bacalhau à Lagareiro (Codfish) and some desserts to feed the soul: Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tartes) and Arroz Doce (Rice Puddings or Sweet Rice.


Gardening Tips

For those who are lucky enough to have some outdoor space in their homes, this period of isolation can be a great opportunity to spend more time outside, learning or improving your gardening skills.

Here are some videos that can help you:

5 Gardening Tips and Ideas that Actually Work

12 Perfect Vegetables To Grow in a Shady Garden Space

We hope that in a few weeks you will be able to share some pictures of your garden with us, just like we shared ours!

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WHAT'S NEXT?

Support the businesses you love

The emergency state is declared in many countries and multiple places are indefinitely closed for business. These uncertain circumstances bring difficulties for every business, endangering their survival to this crisis. 

Please continue to support your local businesses during this time, but also do not cancel your future trips. Postpone you holidays and enjoy the places you love.

Help us save our travel industry.

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