Wellness Wednesday tip: How to have a social(-ly distant) summer

April 29, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

After spending the latter part of winter and the majority of spring in our homes social distancing, thoughts of this upcoming summer may not generate the usual excitement.

As the seasons change, many are wondering how to safely shelter in place and get some sun. While this summer will certainly be different, you can still partake in safe socially-distant activities.

Here’s how:

  • Take a daily outdoor walk or jog: Walking is a great way to explore your neighborhood and appreciate the nature in your local environment. It can also be a great way to burn off energy in children.
  • Picnic or barbecue: Cooking outdoors is a summer-time staple and a great way to spend time with your family, and stay socially distant. Turn it into a party and invite other families and friends to join your picnic virtually. Do a video conference call with everyone, and host some of your favorite picnic activities and games.
  • Outdoor exercise activities: Bicycle riding, roller blading and hiking are a few examples of outdoor exercise activities that are perfect for the summer. In Michigan, state parks are still open with social distancing measures enforced. (as of April 29).
  • Take indoor activities outdoors: Take your favorite indoor activities outdoors for enhanced creativity. Allow your inspiration for hobbies to thrive by painting, writing and reading outside. When working from home, take your laptop outside to enjoy the sun while getting work done.

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