Being stuck inside all day can be difficult on the whole family. Often, families struggle with finding the motivation to stay healthy and active. Luckily, there are a variety of creative ways to make the most of your time indoors.
Dance party: Throw on some tunes and start moving! Your family will get some healthy exercise and have fun at the same time. As an added element, try stopping and starting the music for a freeze dance!
Activity stations: Add a little excitement to your daily routine by implementing activity stations around the house. Pull out the old craft supplies and spend some time together creating and building during your time at home.
Stretch breaks: Take a break from school and work together by scheduling daily stretch breaks. Use this time to connect with yourself and one another before starting your next virtual call. Remember to give your mind a break as well – it is just as important as exercising your body.
Try Some Healthy Recipes: Get creative! There are endless possibilities for healthy recipes that the whole family can enjoy. Try using the ingredients you have in your home to create something truly delicious.
Virtual Games: If you cannot get all your loved ones in the same room, try some online games. From card games to board games, there are so many to try that everyone can enjoy.
Set Daily Goals: Put your mind at ease by setting small, daily goals for yourself and your family. Children especially can benefit from meeting fun and useful objectives regularly. Remember, the point of daily goals is to improve your mood and uplift your day, so each should be fun!
Household Projects: Finish painting that fence, weeding your yard or organizing the garage. With a little time on your hands, household projects become less of a chore and more of a satisfying way to pass the time during the day.
Get Outdoors: Most importantly, try your best to spend time outdoors at least once every day. Take a short walk, have your morning coffee out on your porch, or work on those outdoor projects that before seemed so daunting. A little fresh air will help you stay healthy and active at home.
Stay at Home
Take the necessary steps to protect your family during this challenging time by staying home and avoiding close contact with others. Be sure to clean and disinfect frequently and try your best to keep 6 feet away from other individuals outside your home.
Let Us Come to You
Regardless of location, keeping you and your family healthy is our primary purpose. New and returning patients can now meet with our top-notch primary care providers and specialists without leaving home through our secure video visits. To make it even more convenient for you, there is currently no copay for video visits.
During your telehealth visit, you can meet face-to-face with your provider or specialist, discuss an individualized care plan, ask medication questions or discuss test results, access and review your medical records, make follow-up appointments and learn about the treatments for common illnesses, allergies, skin conditions and more.
Visit memorialcare.org/videoresources for more information or call 877-MYMEMCARE (696-3622).