8 mental health tips to weather the coronavirus crisis like a pro

The final podium of the 2019 Tour of the Alps
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Now that the coronavirus Covid-19 has gone global, governments are stepping up lockdowns, businesses have shuttered their doors or gone remote-work only and everyone, everywhere is (hopefully) acting like a professional cyclist in peak season - avoiding close contact with the public, washing their hands religiously and taking care to keep their immune system in top shape by getting enough sleep and eating right. 

But getting through this worldwide crisis will take more than soap and water, and the whole world can learn from elite athletes, who have the resilience to handle whatever life can throw at them and still be their best. Cyclingnews spoke to sports psychologist Kristin Keim of Keim Performance to learn what qualities can help protect your mental and physical health in trying times.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.