Remote working environments provide optimal flexibility for parents to meet both work and family commitments but the trap can be that the home turns into an ‘all work, no play’ environment. Lightening the mood and having some fun can enhance your family relationships and allow you to recognise that quality time with your family doesn’t have to be relegated to the weekend only.
Here are some health-boosting activities the whole family can do together.
Add a 'play' element to keep it fun for the family. Let the Spinner decide which workout you will do. Click on the Spinner to make it spin. It will stop by itself and display the chosen workout. Complete one of the 4 workouts 1-3 times through - keep the music pumping and remember to laugh!
This routine can be low or high impact to suit the whole family. For the squat touches – keep them low impact by touching the ankles and raising to standing or jump up while raising your arms after touching your ankles. For the knee raises – low impact option is to step and lift the knee to the opposite elbow and the high impact is – add a jump in between knee lifts. You can also add a jump in between side squats to make them more high impact. Complete 1-3 times through.
The Health Breaks platform uses Spinners and other fun tools to keep your group activities fun. There is no doubt that activities that are fun to do are more likely going to be repeated – motivating people to stay active. Having a laugh with family and friends will enhance your relationships and improve the quailty of time that you share together. Contact Health Breaks for more details on how to encourage employees and students to participate in daily healthy activities that will support their mental, social and physical wellbeing.
Author: Kristin McMaster, Director, Health Breaks – encouraging employees to take a break for their health daily