Even as the authorities administered over 240 million doses of the vaccine, people should still follow health protocols until everything goes back to normal. This applies to families who have young children in the household since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve the use of the vaccines for children under 12 years old.
Despite this, your family can still have fun while staying healthy until the pandemic is over. Here are some tips that your family can follow to stay happy while you continue to follow health protocols and stay home most of the time.
Exercise and Stay Active
The whole family can exercise together either inside the home or in their backyard. Exercising keeps away any feelings of depression due to the situation. It also offers long-term health benefits for all members of the family. Additionally, engaging in physical activity allows you to maintain a good mood and have a good night’s rest.
You do not need any expensive equipment to exercise at home. Simple exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, and even planks can allow you to maintain your health while staying home. You can even make it into a game that the whole family can enjoy. You can ask everyone to set a goal they want to achieve at the end of the week or month.
The children need to have at least an hour of exercise every day to increase their heart rate. You can check out videos online for virtual fitness classes that are suitable for your children. Impromptu dance competitions for the whole family is also a good idea.
Since you are living an active lifestyle when you exercise every day, you should also stay hydrated. Staying hydrated allows you and your family to maintain your energy levels throughout the day. It also allows your brain to function properly. Drinking the right amount of water every day can also allow you to lose unwanted pounds.
Since it’s not easy to get the children to drink water regularly, you should let your creativity run free to encourage them to do so. You can use silly straws to make drinking water an adventure. You can also put a little flavor in the water using fruits or some juice. Since some fruits have high water content, you can also serve them as snacks for the children after they finish their online classes. Freezing water into fun shapes and putting them on water may also encourage the children to drink water.
Show Your Feelings
People, including children, may feel anxious about the whole situation. It might even cause people to keep to themselves until they start feeling depressed. As a parent, you can express encourage your children to talk about their feelings. You can acknowledge their feelings and tell them it’s normal. To allay their fears, you can express your love for them.
You can even give them small gives that may put a smile on their faces. You do not have to wait for an occasion to do so. Similarly, you can also give your wife a high-end personalized woman’s ring if the situation warrants it. Doing so will show them that you value them and want to give them the best things even in the middle of the pandemic.
Another way to remain healthy until the end of the pandemic is to have a well-balanced diet. The diet consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and lean proteins. With this in mind, you should make sure to make the best out of your regular trips to the grocery and buy as many fruits and vegetables that you can store at home. You may also want to start a garden in the backyard so you’ll have a source of fresh produce every day.
While you may be tempted to have a snack while working at home, you should fight this temptation and follow your regular eating schedule. With the current remote work arrangement, you can look forward to eating your everyday meals with the family.
You can also prepare healthy snacks to fill any cravings you have to have a bite in between meals. These healthy snacks are also good for your children since they normally do not eat a lot during mealtimes. Eating healthy is good for your health since it allows you to avoid some diseases associated with an unhealthy diet, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
Even though the end of the pandemic is drawing near, it’s still important for you and your family to stay healthy until everything goes back to normal.