5 Ways To Enjoy Your Summer While Social Distancing | Newport Medical and Wellness Center

5 Ways To Enjoy Your Summer While Social Distancing

July 7, 2020

in Lifestyle, Medical & Wellness, Weight Loss

Back in January, no one would believe that by the end of March everyone would be keeping their distance from each other. Surprisingly, most people have adapted quickly to the new social distancing guidelines the country is now living under. But those guidelines may have thrown a wrench into your summer plans. If you’re wondering how to enjoy your summer while staying 6 feet away from other people, here are five ideas to give you some inspiration.

  1. Video Call Friends and Family

Social distancing can feel very isolating. If you’re struggling with feelings of loneliness, stay connected with friends and family with regular video calls. Unlike phone calls, video calls allow you to see the faces and expressions of the people you’re talking with. It’s a much more personal experience than having a regular telephone conversation with someone.

  1. Plan a Staycation

If your summer vacation plans have been canceled due to Covid-19, it’s natural to feel a little down. Many people look forward to summertime travels all year long, so canceling them can be disappointing. However, you can make lemonade out of lemons by planning your own “staycation.” Take your tent or trailer and spend a weekend camping in your own state. As always, adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines or regulations in your state to keep yourself and those around you safe.

  1. Improve Yourself

This summer, social distancing guidelines can be seen as an opportunity to finally take the time to improve yourself. Usually, summertime is so full of socializing, vacations and fun that people run out of times to focus on their own health needs. This year, many people are discovering how it feels to have more open schedules than usual.

Rather than allowing yourself to get bored, take this opportunity to build a better version of yourself. You can do this by exercising indoors, taking up meditation, and following a healthy meal plan such as the one offered by Newport Medical and Wellness. Make it a goal to emerge from this difficult time as a new, improved version of yourself.

  1. Volunteer To Help a Stranger

Did you know helping another person can yield remarkable mental health benefits? Though it may seem more challenging to help others when social distancing is in full effect, you can do more than you realize. There are many apps that make it possible to engage in volunteer activities without even leaving your house. You can do things such as write letters, translate, record audiobooks or edit photos. Give it a try and see how much brighter and better your summer can become.

  1. Ride a Bike

Working out indoors all the time can get old fast. Fortunately, there are ways to get out and exercise while still social distancing. Riding a bike is a great way to get your blood pumping without getting too close to others. It’s also easy on the knees and is a great alternative to running for people who experience joint pain.

Social distancing isn’t fun, but it’s necessary to prevent the spread of disease. If you’re looking for ways to make your summer as enjoyable as possible while staying 6 feet away from others, give these five suggestions a try.

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