It was a surprise to everyone when the coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis began sweeping its way across the world. Social distancing and stay at home quarantine regulations have been recommended or required in different areas to slow the spread of the virus. However, by working together we have seen improvements. Follow recommendations in your area as businesses begin to open their doors again and adjust to a new normal with updated safety and hygiene regulations. In the meantime, here are some fun activities at home to keep you busy and healthy during this transitional period.
Fun Activities at Home
Make sure to Exercise Every Day
Although most gyms are still closed, you can work out and keep yourself healthy at home. Daily exercise is so important for a healthy mind and body. A great way to get in a work out is with a yoga mat and free weights. You can watch exercise videos on YouTube, or even join a live yoga or another type of exercise class online, too. If the area where you live allows you to go outside to exercise, make sure you continue to practice safe social distancing. That means staying at least two meters away from another person. Some areas are still recommending or requiring the use of face masks in public areas as well. It is important to keep your immunity up and exercise daily with a run, bike ride, exercise classes, or walking.
Whip Up Tasty and Healthy Meals
You can order online from most grocery stores. If you do need to make a trip to the grocery store, it is wise to avoid busy hours and avoid getting close to others. In addition, you should wipe down grocery store items once you return home. Disinfecting any surfaces that may have come in contact with the virus is an additional tip. Once home, you can whip up tasty and healthy meals that you and your family will love. You will be surprised what you can think of to make when you have a lot of time on your hands. Although many people miss eating at their favorite diners and restaurants, many local restaurants are offering delivery and take out options to help keep their businesses afloat during this difficult time. Some businesses are expected to reopen in the next few weeks or months as well.
Get Your Daily Dose of Sunshine
Did you know that research has shown that getting a dose of daily sunshine is good for your health? Daily sunshine provides Vitamin D which helps keep you healthy. If you have a yard, you can go outside daily for sunshine. It is best to avoid the sun during 10:00am to 4:00pm due to the harsh sun rays. Likewise, early morning or late evening sun is best. If you happen to live in an apartment or have no yard, you can sit by a sunny windowsill to get a dose of daily sunshine and Vitamin D.
Get Your Home Organized and Decluttered
You now have the time to organize your home and declutter those messy drawers and closets. Have you been wanting to tidy up, but you never had the time before? While cleaning, you should set aside old clothes or other household items you no longer want. That way, you can donate old clothes, toys and other household items to people in need. Also, take the time to deep clean and sanitize your home as you get organized.
Quality Time with Loved Ones
It goes without saying that this unprecedented experience has contributed to stress in many people’s lives. However, keep yourself busy so you don’t become overwhelmed. Use this precious time to spend quality time with your family or loved ones. You can watch movies, play cards or board games. If you look on the bright side, this is a precious time that you and your family will treasure later. If you find yourself in quarantine alone, you can contact friends and other family members without leaving your home thanks to modern technology and video call applications.
By working together, we will get through this situation and come out better than ever. Let’s all appreciate the many blessings we have in our lives that we took for granted before. As businesses begin reopening in the next few weeks or months, maybe you should book a vacation to Mexico? Garza Blanca Resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas are offering affordable and luxurious travel packages. They are also offering flexible cancellation policies so that guests can change travel plans if needed. Contact them today to see what deals are available right now. In the meantime, enjoy fun activities at home with your loved ones.