Hello from the other side of the screen. What a strange world we are living in right now. I’m sure most of you, like myself, are going a little stir crazy being cooped up in the house all day long.. only leaving when you absolutely have to.

Well, over the next few weeks I’m going to post some blogs to hopefully help get you motivated, to help get back into the routine of daily exercise, AND also help to get the rest of the family involved with you.

 

Every heard of “Family Fitness Challenges?”

Growing up, my parents loved to create little games for my sister and I to play during the summer when school was out. Now that I’m older I can understand why they did this… we had SO much energy. We’d play tag, hide-and-seek, we’d have little relay races, I mean, all kinds of things. Now.. don’t stress theses, activities do not have to be complex. They do not have to require any equipment. All you have to do is make it fun. And not just for the kids, but for yourself and your spouse also.
This weeks topic will be ideas on indoor activities. With storm season approaching quickly, it is likely there will be days that outside activity just isn’t an option.
Below is a list of activities that anyone can participate in and stay out of the weather/heat!
  • Simon Says
  • How Many ____ Can You Do In a Minute? (Jumping Jacks, squats, etc.)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Freeze: Best with a group. Wiggle and dance until the leader says stop! Three strikes and you’re out. Winner becomes the leader.
  • Hot & Cold: Hide something small in the house and play hot or cold until it’s found!
  • Hot Potato: Best with a group. Turn on music, pass a ball as quickly as you can, and wherever it lands when the music is done removes that person from the game. Pass until one person left!
  • Balloon Volleyball (Balloon ball: There are endless ways to play with balloons indoors. Try to keep it off the ground or just play catch.)
  • Sock Basketball: Roll up socks and place bowls around the room. Have kids stand and run around, trying to shoot into the buckets.
  • Air Pong: Split into teams on opposite side of table and try to blow the ping pong ball off the other side, while hands behind your back.

 

These are just a few to get your brain engaged!!! Please feel free to share if you have any other fun indoor activities for the family!!

We will get through this! Keep putting one foot in front of the other!! 

Stay safe and healthy!!

-Taylor

Exercise Physiologist

taylor.j@weightwise.com

405-359-2472