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You would love to go to the gym right now. You really would. You dream of the day you get to step through those doors again, and your workout outfit still hangs on the most prominent coat hanger in your closet. It has become almost like a good luck charm or an aspirational outfit. But, whether it’s current events or personal life events, you haven’t had a chance to get back in the gym.

It’s time to get used to the idea of having a home gym setup. It might be a good idea anyway, to save money and provide you with a more well-rounded exercise routine. It’s time to get serious and start doing some indoor workouts!

Leg and Arm Stretches

But hold on just a minute there, Champ. If you haven’t been working out as much recently, then it’s more important than ever that you give yourself some warm-ups. You need something to get the blood back in your muscles and the movement back in your joints. So let’s start with a few stretches.

Arm stretches are pretty simple. First, take one arm and extend it far in front of you. Then, with the other hand, grab the elbow and pull that arm (still extended straight) towards your chest. Hold it there for a few seconds, but preferably more than five or ten. Then do the same to the other arm, and repeat as often as you deem necessary.

There are also a few leg stretches that you can perform. The simplest one is done while standing. While leaning against a wall, take one leg and extend it behind you. Then, with the hand on the same side of your body, take your ankle, hold your foot up to your backside, and hold it there for a few seconds. Then, repeat for the other leg. You can also do yoga stretches. Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out, then lean over to grab your foot with both hands and hold for a few seconds. Of course, you then repeat the stretch with the other foot.

Simple Exercises

For cardio, jogging in place is always a good place to start. Although, without the ambiance of everyone working out around you, it might be difficult to set a pace. This is why we recommend playing some high-tempo music to keep yourself in the spirit of the workout (one of the advantages of staying inside).

If you have a punching bag, now is the time to use it. Practice doing some light jabs, cuts, maybe get a little fancy with it, and try some kicks. Pushups and situps are classic options, too, made even better if you’ve got a yoga mat on hand.

If you haven’t gotten enough stretching in your exercise diet, then there’s a plethora of yoga poses you can perform at home. First, you can do the Sun Salutation, a basic stretch high up towards the ceiling, then come down to touch your toes. Next, you can do the Downward-Facing Dog, which is placing your hands and feet onto the floor and bending upwards to form as perfect a triangle as you can.

Hopefully, all of these suggestions have given you a good jumping-off point to begin your indoor exercising routine, but that isn’t quite enough for a holistic workout. This isn’t just about making your muscles move and getting your blood pumping; it’s about the fuel that makes the muscles go in the first place! Sure, we could talk about diets and all of that fun stuff, but there’s a third element to all of this: support.

CBD Enhancement

How exactly can CBD and CBD-based products help to get the most out of your workout routine? Well, on a base level, taking CBD orally can help regulate systems in your body, such as oxygen diffusion and blood flow, which have obvious benefits when you’re doing anything physical. Aside from that, the mental benefits (relaxed mood, balanced thinking, etc.) CBD can also hugely impact physical performance. The body and mind are one.

But CBD topicals are another matter entirely. CBD balms have been shown to benefit muscle and joint aches. Lotions, topical creams, and these have a significant and noticeable soothing effect on problem areas of the body!

So the next time that you’re getting your sweat gear on, ready to run up and down some steps, make sure that you’ve got some CBD on hand to help you on your way.

Family Staycation

It’s no shock that millions of families have decided to forgo their vacation plans in favor of staying home. But, whether it’s current events that have kept you home, financial concerns, or frustrations with travel, a vacation doesn’t have to be a nightmare — especially if it’s a staycation.

Even if you aren’t going somewhere warm, you can bring the warmth home with the perfect winter staycation.

Family Cooking Time

Of course, there will be food at this staycation, but why cook and bake it all by yourself? Instead, get your kids in on the action by letting them have their turn at the kitchen counter!

Have one child take care of the baking, and another the stove-top stuff, or any combination that works. Delegating responsibilities like this is an effective way of making sure they feel important to the process while not overloading them with information. If you want to kick it up a notch, throw on some music and make it a cooking party.

These are fantastic skills for children to learn and if they fall in love with cooking, you might have to cook fewer meals!

Vacation Themed Movie Night

It’s not exactly hard to find movies for vacations, but there are tons of classics your kids may not have heard of, so why not share this king’s bounty of cinematic delight? With the surge of streaming services and, respectively, movies being streamed, it’s a simple task of getting everyone into a room and pressing a few buttons to get right into the thick of it!

What’s better than enjoying a classic like National Lampoon’s Vacation with the family?

Say, while you’re at it, why not combine the two ideas and make some movie night snacks together? For example, sprinkle some food coloring on a bowl of popcorn, throw in some M&Ms, or make homemade pizza?

Vacation Themed Game Night

But perhaps a classic National Lampoon film is a little mature for your kids. That’s okay because other mediums exist outside of cinema!

Sure, you can play charades, Pictionary, and Apples to Apples, but why not take a vacation from tradition and break into something new and exciting? Of course, if you’ve watched the famous Stranger Things, you’ve seen the charm of Dungeons and Dragons, but there are tabletop role-playing games for people of all ages.

Break out your creativity and try a different kind of tabletop role-playing game like The Witch is Dead (woodland creatures try to solve a murder mystery) or Crash Pandas (a bunch of raccoons trying to drive a car). Encourage your kids to get out of their bubble and learn something new yourself.

Eat Outdoors

All those meals and treats you’ve made together aren’t going to go to waste, are they? Of course not! But why do it in the same regular kitchen, when the whole point of the staycation is to do different things?

Do you know what else shouldn’t go to waste? The crisp, cold air outside! Treat you and your family to a real winter meal by taking it all outside and drinking hot cocoa to warm the body—nothing quite like watching the snowfall while the steam of hot beverage brushes by your nose.

A winter picnic can be fun, but if there’s too much snow or it’s too cold to eat outside, you can still have fun. Take the picnic into the living room and eat on a blanket, or build a fort in the basement and have your picnic in there! The possibilities are endless.

Backyard Camping

If it’s not unbearably cold outside, how about some good-old backyard camping? Get out the tent gear that’s probably been collecting dust in the garage and pitch a tent in your backyard. The idea is to make it as close to a real camping trip as possible without relying on the convenience of the house just a few yards away.

Make a fire pit, roast some smores, cook some hot dogs over an open fire. Do all the great stuff you should do when you’re out camping. Then, after the fire dies down, you can sit together in the tent and tell stories or play word games. There is nothing like the quiet and close quarters of camping to bring the family together.

And that might just do it for us! Hopefully, you’ve got a few ideas of your own rattling around in your head, even aside from the ones posited here. Just remember to keep it simple, keep it fresh, and keep it fun!