As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active.
Here are a few ideas for staying active indoors (Disclaimer:Individuals should consult their physician before starting any exercise program or changing their diet to limit risks of injury).
For All Ages
- Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online.
For the Kids
- E-Taekwondo - Free Online Taekwondo Classes by local Fontana instructor, E-Taekwondo United, proudly providing Martial Arts classes for Kids, Teens and Adults.
- Fitness Blender for Kids - Free fitness videos
- Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly videos
- Little Twisters Yoga - Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans
- 87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities
- Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
- The OT Tool Box - At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.
- Indoor Bowling
- Relaxing Zen Activity
- Indoor Mini-Golf
Mental Health Resources
- Tip Sheet for Self-Care During COVID-19
- CDC: Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19
- CDC: Stigma and Resilience During COVID-19
- CDC: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Line: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
- Teen Line: Text “TEEN” to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST for teen-to-teen education and support.
- The Peer-Run Warm Line: 855-845-7415 for peer-run non-emergency emotional support.
- Older Californians can stay connected with their communities during isolation, and receive help accessing food or medical supplies by calling 833-544-2374.
Socio-Emotional Learning Exercises
Did you know that the current Shelter in Place order allows for individuals to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with the Social Distancing Requirements (standing six feet apart from others and wearing a face covering when around crowds).
- Walk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside too.
- Go for a drive.
- Go for a bike ride on one of the Pacific Electric Trail.
- Do some gardening or landscaping
- Gardening Tips for Beginner’s
- DIY Gardening Ideas
- Gardening Tips & Tricks
- Drought Tolerant Landscaping by Fontana Water District
- UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
Maggie O’Neill, Master Gardener and Environmental Education Coordinator email@example.com
Offering online “live” gardening classes (15 classes in May on Tues./Thurs. afternoons and Sat. mornings) on topics such as tool cleaning, growing in small spaces, seed saving, emerging pests, “Ask a Master Gardener”, hands on classes and more! To sign up, go to: http://mgsb.ucanr.edu/ The garden helpline is also in operation by calling 909.387.2182 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activities