Keeping healthy at home is not as easy as one would like it to be, especially in a smallish house with one child on their own! Groups of children tend to play and be fairly physically active where one alone may find it much more difficult to play in the same way.
The following sites are are offering help, either ideas for exercises which can be done as a family, or other tips on keeping safe and sane!
For PE and Well being in one place, explore 2Simple Striver “Social distancing will takes its toll on all of us and it’s more important than ever that we look after our mental health.
Yoga and Mindfulness are great ways to promote positive mental health and they can be done indoors without any fancy equipment.
We’re giving all schools free access to our Yoga and Mindfulness resources so you can share them with parents.
These sessions are perfect for families to do together to help everyone stay calm and relaxed through this difficult time.
We wish everybody all the best and hope that schools reopen as soon as possible so children can get back to playing and learning together!”(2Simple)
6 Easy and Simple Exercises for Kids – a set of fun exercises which can be done together as a family.
A Set of Simple Exercise Videos from YouTube
- Home exercises for kids – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHVR2FnTpdk
- Kids workout 1 Beginners (suitable or all ages) a great starting point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI
- Home Exercises ( a 16 minute workout) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-8wW40jTzc
- Kids Exercise (11 minute workout) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uUawnM-FD8
- Get Active ( 12 minute workout) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_oIssULEk0
- Lion cartoon workout (very educational, great fun, does recommend going outside and doing the exercise with friends so be ready to talk about this). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5VMThf0sM4
Dancing to Keep Fit
- Just Dance Workout 40 minutes in total but lots of separate dances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ4fTl4wbko
- Fun Dance Workout! 12 Minute At Home (Beginners) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZl46lbpYQ
- Kids Learn a Dance to “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sxifR0Ltqk
There are many dancing videos on YouTube, choose a favourite artist and do a search for that artist dances.
Keeping healthy at home is easily doable, just make room for either one 15 minute session of dance or exercise, or perhaps smaller sessions interspersed with other activities.