Getting active can be challenging when your favorite gym or yoga studio is closed. Fortunately, you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities to keep your family healthy and happy.
Here are 12 ideas to try for engaging all ages in healthy activities while you await loosened restrictions on the lockdown status.
Make Home a Healthy Place
Instilling good habits is a great step toward encouraging your family to get moving. Start with a healthy home environment, and everything else will fall into place.
- Determine whether your family is drinking enough water.
- Leave room in your schedule for family mealtime at the table.
- Schedule plenty of sleep for all ages so everyone is well-rested.
- Follow your state’s guidelines for stay-at-home and reopening plans.
Find Fitness Motivation
Encouraging your family to stay fit starts with finding motivation. Variety is the key — and so is making exercise fun and engaging.
- Use a range of resources to jumpstart your health goals.
- Concentrate on maintaining motivation throughout your journey.
- Take advantage of online resources for kids’ fitness classes.
- Enroll kids in virtual martial arts training they can do from home.
Set Aside a Safe Space for Activity
Jumping on the couch and sliding down the stairs may be good exercise, but it’s not exactly safe. Consider dedicating an area of your home as a fitness space.
- Establish guidelines for safe workouts for every age.
- Design a home gym for all ages to use.
- Install safe flooring like rubber to prevent accidents.
- Clean thoroughly to avoid messes and illness.
Your family’s health is a priority, whether there’s a global pandemic or not. Finding ways to stay active and healthy together while stuck at home is essential. Fortunately, by making your home a healthier place, keeping everyone motivated, and establishing a safe workout space for all, you can check all the boxes on your wellness to-do list.
This blog post was written by Anya Willis, a mother of three, and has been a yoga instructor for the past 12 years. Her site has some good content for families: fitkidsinfo
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