Staying healthy during social distancing should be a top priority for CPCMG families. This includes making the effort to incorporate physical activity into your child’s daily routine. Regular exercise helps your immune system function optimally and helps your body release endorphins. Endorphins help us feel better and can relieve stress.

Some ideas for quick and easy workouts at home are:

  • Jumping jacks
  • Jump rope
  • Power walking or a family run
  • Bike riding (don’t forget your helmet)

For older children, online training with yoga or core strength videos are free and easy to access from their phones. You can also find online circuit training sessions that include squats, push-ups, planks, and sit-ups.

It may be hard to get your kids motivated at first, but try making exercise fun. A friendly family competition may get them on board! Try a game of capture the flag or see who can do the most jumping jacks. Even household chores can get them moving.


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