Daily routine: five things to do - 11 April 2020

With many of us staying home, Olympic Channel is giving you five things to do to stay active, stay positive, and stay healthy

By Ken Browne ·

During these challenging times when so many people around the world are staying home to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, we're all looking for a bit of motivation.

We here at Olympic Channel are sharing inspiring and emotional moments to help us all stay safe, strong and healthy.

Here are five things for today.

1. Home Workout

Staying active physically and positive mentally is more important than ever right now, and with a little imagination, you can make it work at home, even with nothing more than a chair!

You can find lots of workouts on our #StayStrong, #StayActive minisite full of home workouts by Olympians.

Also, you can watch Tongan viral sensation Pita Taufatofua's daily workouts right here, get grabbing those mangoes!

And stay tuned to our social channels @olympicchannel as we bring you live daily workouts to help you stay active during lockdown.

Here's today's workout with Jaime Espinal - Puerto Rico's Olympic wrestling silver medallist.

Fun for all the family!

2. Read

Yesterday we gave you our exclusive interview with Pau Gasol who's dreaming of a perfect end to his career at a fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo where he would be 41.

We also saw how weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is helping out in her hometown of Zamboanga, Philippines, despite being stuck in quarantine in Malaysia herself.

If you want to see how athletes have been handling the lockdown around the world, click here.

Today the news is in that the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, originally scheduled for 21-28 June in Omaha, will now be held from 13-20 June, 2021 at the same venue.

Meanwhile marathon superstar Eliud Kipchoge has been urging athletes to continue training to avoid injury.

And in gymnastics French star Melanie de Jesus dos Santos is taking the Tokyo 2020 postponement in her stride, "I will be stronger in 2021" she says, read the full interview here.

But not everyone took it so well, Japan's world champ Seto Daiya was 'shellshocked' at first, but shock has turned to resolve to stay strong, read more here.

3. Watch

If there's one thing lockdowns and quarantines across the globe have given us, it's guilt-free binge-watching.

Here's what to watch today:

Indian boxer Mary Kom is still hungry for success, watch our exclusive interview here, while fencing legend Aldo Montano is getting ready for one last stand at Tokyo 2020.

And on Olympic Channel we have plenty of amazing Original Series for you to get inspired by.

From feature-length documentaries to mind-blowing Olympic shorts, there's something for everyone.

Our boxing feature The People's Fighters on the great Teofilo Stevenson and the story of Cuba at the Olympics is a must-watch.

If ice hockey is more your thing, then there's the The Nagano Tapes.

And the full length film on how Argentina's Golden Generation beat the USA's basketball Dream Team that included LeBron James, Allen Iverson, and Carmelo Anthony is also free to watch right now.

One of our latest Original series - Body+ - questions what it is to have the perfect body, featuring Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotherington the extreme wheelchair pioneer and a pole-vaulting great-grandmother.

Happy binging!

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Don't forget, we have also added live TV channels where you can watch classic Olympic finals and Opening/Closing Ceremonies live on Olympic Channel TV.

4. Listen

Want in-depth interviews with the biggest stars in sport?

Our Podcast archive is a treasure trove of inspiring stories.

Simone Biles, Kelly Slater, Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Rippon, Javier Fernandez, Wladimir Klitchko and many more have opened up to Olympic Channel.

Find the words you need to hear.

Here's figure skating world champion Nathan Chen on Yale, success, and Hanyu Yuzuru.

5. Get involved

Social media is front centre during this crisis and it's a great way to interact and stay in touch.

From live home workouts to joining Ironman Jan Frodeno on his home triathlon, there's plenty to keep us active, engaged and entertained.

Get involved!

And from your workout to working it out.

Think you can?

Tweet us you answer in the comments.

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