How do you keep the family healthy and fit during a pandemic? Unfortunately, fitness isn’t always a priority when families remain at home during pandemic times. But the good news is, you can re-center your family’s wellness — and it’s doable, even while you’re stuck at home — indoors or out. For inspiration, check out these ideas from TF Clark Fitness Magazine.
Step 1: Maintain a Wellness Mindset
First, prioritize wellness over fitness. Overexerting isn’t healthy, whatever your fitness goals. So instead, start with these steps to care for your entire body (and mind).
- Establish healthy priorities and guidelines for the entire family.
- Encourage each family member to embrace mental health breaks.
- Develop a healthier eating plan that supports more energy.
- Outfit the family with comfortable workout and lounge clothes like leggings and tees.
Step 2: Find Activities for Everyone
Second, know that getting active as a family can be fun! It takes some creativity and a little support from your kids and partner. Try these ideas for getting up and getting moving.
- Challenge your family to an obstacle course, indoors or out.
- Embrace a new, outdoor, safely distanced hobby
- Channel your energy into active yoga practice side-by-side.
Step 3: Keep It Moving
Adding exercise to your family’s routine can feel draining, but changing things up can keep them interested and active for longer. Try these tips to make fitness fun again.
- Incorporate simple active steps into everyday life
- Choose an unconventional fitness change of pace.
- Set up active video games on your gaming system and hit play.
Keeping up an exercise routine can be hard in the best of times, but pandemic-era wellness is even tougher to keep up. Fortunately, with these ideas, you can keep everyone motivated. Then, you’ll be active and healthier than ever at home. For more ideas to keep moving, visit TF Clark Fitness Magazine for workout concepts, fitness tips, and other healthy hints.