Important Message from The Joint Chiropractic regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Read More

Take advantage of Being Shut in for Better Health

By Tom Herrin

In these days in which much of the world has been kept inside, it may create an opportunity for people to find ways to grow.  Spending a large amount of time with people who share the same household can pose challenges as well as growth.  So many people have a daily routine that includes everything except quality time with family that when this new situation arises, it can catch them a little unprepared.  This new situation has many people scrambling to find things to do to be productive.  With some simple planning, they may be able to strengthen relationships and improve health.

Share a Game or Two

Many people have played games as children.  It was often a favorite for many any time they got together with friends or family.  These games ranged anywhere from the most basic forms of go fish to more complicated games that require a considerable bit of strategy.  Now may be a great time to reintroduce some of this to any home.  Games can provide some quality conversation and interaction.  Another enjoyable activity may be to do some puzzles.  While they can be very involved, this can open the door for even more of this time together.  For many, minutes may turn into hours as people share the job of finding those right pieces and just where they go.

Add Some Exercise

Staying cooped up together may also tend to limit physical activity.  Everyone needs exercise, and planning accordingly may help to be certain that it happens.  Setting aside some time each day for regular exercise can be a big part of survival.  Regular exercise may help to keep everyone in better condition and able to maintain a greater degree of resistance.  Taking turns leading those exercises may help each member to take more ownership.  A little creativity can allow people to broaden their perspective.  Playing some simple physical games can be a lot of fun.

Make It Work

No matter how we see our obstacles, we can make it work.  Without a doubt, this time together can make us closer as a group.  We have always enjoyed having family meals in which we all remain at the table until everyone is finished.  Some of our best conversations occur then.  If we will spend a little more time becoming better listeners, we are sure to improve our relationships.  With this, and some good exercise, we can make something really good out of something trying.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Berkeley, Calif.

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