A Family-Friendly Guide to Staying Fit and Healthy During the Pandemic

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When you exercise, you tend to feel better — and the same goes for your kids. When gyms and fitness centers are closed or operating at a reduced capacity, you may start feeling more stressed, and your kids may begin to feel a little more bored. If you’re still stuck at home due to the pandemic, those feelings can be even more intense for your family. So, how can you make things better? Shanti Mom For One shares some family-friendly health and fitness resources to try.

Family Fitness Fun

There are plenty of incredible ways to get moving as a family, regardless of whether you’re staying inside or getting outside these days.

  • If you are still isolating at home, check out some family-friendly exercise activities online.
  • Spend some time playing fun and active games at home with your family.
  • Depending on local restrictions, you can also get outside for exercise with your family.
  • Just be sure to stay safe if you do plan on taking your family outside for some fun.

Fun Workouts for Adults

Sometimes, you just need some alone time in order to burn off some stress. Fortunately, exercising solo at home has never been easier.

  • Check out YouTube fitness channels for some home workout inspiration.
  • You can also use a home fitness app to keep yourself moving and in shape.
  • Just be sure to find ways to keep kids occupied during your home sweat sessions.
  • And keep clutter to a minimum to help reduce stress, anxiety, and negative energy.

Engaging Exercise for Kids

There may also be times when you need to get your kids moving while you work on other tasks, and luckily, there are countless ways to do so.

  • If you want to create healthy habits for your kids, schedule in some at-home exercise.
  • Put on some kid-oriented fitness videos to keep them moving.
  • Or you can find ways to keep your kids active without leaving your family’s backyard.
  • Just be sure that your kids drink plenty of water if they plan on exercising at home.

Whole-Body Health

Exercise is essential for your well-being but to maximize those benefits you also need to work on improving other health and wellness habits.

  • If you want to boost your well-being, start with healthy lifestyle goals like eating better.
  • Of course, you may need to find ways to eat healthy on a budget with your family.
  • You should also schedule a rest day between your home and family workouts.
  • Also, be sure that your family gets quality sleep during the coronavirus crisis.

Working out can help your family work out feelings of stress and boredom. So whether you are still sticking close to home or stepping outside more these days, make fitness a priority for you and your little ones. Then you can stay fit and healthy until your favorite gym opens again!

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