Stay Active and Mindful at Home: Now For FREE!by Laura Driver
This is a challenging time for families. As parents, we are experiencing sudden changes to our routines and we’re living with uncertainty about the coming weeks. We are having to balance children being home full-time alongside jobs, employment and health worries, financial concerns and care for vulnerable family members. This is inevitably going to feel stressful at times. It’s really important to remember that it’s okay if things don’t always feel okay at the moment.
There are things we can do to help make daily life feel as manageable as possible for our families. One of the main things I have found really important is getting fresh air and exercise. I’ve walked the dogs, I’m lucky that I have a garden that the children and I can sit in and this week I’ve signed up to Fitter Future who are helping us to be physically and mentally active.
Fitter Future aims to improve happiness, increase focus, develop resilience and get fitter. We’re taking part in physical fitness challenges, unwinding with mindful moments and challenging parents and kids with a monthly Fitter Family challenge.
While schools are closed Fitter Future is FREE to every school and family in the UK. This makes it a great way to keep you and your little ones happy and healthy throughout the quarantine period.
To sign up to fitter future is simple, all you do is:
- Go to https://www.fitterfuture.com/sign-up/ and enter some basic details
- Wait 24 hours for your logins to arrive
- Log in and get fit!
When you get your logins there will be two great areas you can access:
Get Active does exactly what it says on the tin! It comes with a great selection of workout routines you can have a go at, as well as monthly family challenges to tackle, you will find a great selection of things for you and your family to do, and if you don’t know much about how to progress your workout, it also comes with a calendar feature which gives you daily workouts to do rather than picking and choosing your own.
Be Mindful is a great tool to help with mindfulness and mental wellbeing, it consists of activities from Pilates to breathing exercises all in aid of keeping you calm, composed and ready to tackle the day. Once again, if you don’t know how to go about these exercises it comes with a handy calendar feature which allows you to have a daily exercise assigned for you without having to pick one out yourself.
Now, all this is great, but what about your kids? How are you to know whether or not they will enjoy it? To answer this, take a look at this video by some children who have been getting involved with the Fitter Future Scheme.
So, very simply, stay active, stay happy, stay healthy, stay sane, and the best part, pay nothing! Quarantine is a difficult time for all of us, so why not take the opportunity to ease the struggle with a good bit of exercise!