A Guide to Exercising with the Family While Sheltering in Place

Wellness May 6, 2020

A Guide to Exercising with the Family While Sheltering in Place
– by Anya Willis

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it crucial for people to hunker down in the safety of home — at least, until a cure or vaccine can be found. However, this isn’t to say that we’re all meant to just sit around on the couch indefinitely. On the contrary, it’s now more important than ever for your entire family to get on your feet and exercise because not only is this the best way to stay healthy and virus-free, but physical activity will also do wonders for everyone’s mental health. Plus, it gives your kids an avenue to expel all that pent-up energy, as well, which will surely make many a parent’s life in quarantine a lot more stress-free. So, without further ado, here’s your (and your family’s) guide to staying active while stuck at home.

Exercising with the Family While Sheltering in Place

Go Online

In the spirit of social distancing, online video exercises and tutorials have become a real godsend for homebound families.

Free Online Exercises the Whole Family Can Enjoy

The 9 Best Online Yoga Classes to Do from Home

11 YouTube Channels with Movement-Encouraging Videos For Kids

Stay Motivated

Motivation is the key to maintaining an active routine while in quarantine and beyond.

Create a Home Gym for the Entire Family

How to Motivate an Inactive Child to Exercise

Yes, Trendy Workout Clothes Can Motivate You to Exercise

Keep it Fun

Exercise disguised as fun activities will be a sure hit for the entire family.

These Toys and Games Can Help Your Kids Get in Shape

The Best Indoor Games for Quarantined Kids and Families

8 (Sneaky) Ways to Get Active as a Family

It’s safe to say that exercise will make life in quarantine a lot more bearable and maybe even more fun for the entire family. Chances are, you’re not at all too busy to get a workout in (or two) during the day. No excuses, indeed!


2 thoughts

  • Cheryl Knight

    Hello I work for the state of Washington and I saw your poster for the ergo break and I wanted to know if it was possible to share with our agency.

    • thebackschool

      Hey Cheryl,

      As long as you make sure to credit The Back School you’re welcome to share the stretch break poster far and wide!

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