5 Social Distancing Activities You Can Do On A Knee Scooter
While it's easy to spend hours on social media and reading the news, the extra downtime is an excellent opportunity to do new things—especially activities beneficial to the body and mind.
Here are 5 ideas for activities you can do on your knee scooter while practicing social distancing.
Fishing is an inherently solitary and quiet activity.
Whether you go out to the ocean, river, or nearby lake, it's a great way to be outdoors while practicing social distancing.
It can help you unplug, improve your concentration, and reduce stress. If you've never fished before and have always been curious, now it's a great time to start.
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Going out for Walks
There are many benefits of going out for walks, among them are improved mood, creative thinking, burning calories, and strengthening the heart.
Research shows that even a five-minute walk or run can help improve our cardiovascular system.
When you leave home to go outside for fresh air, stay mindful of keeping at least 6 feet away from others at all times.
Just remember, since you're using a knee walker, don't overexert yourself and go for too long of a stroll. You run the risk of fatigue and discomfort on your injured leg.
Catching up on the Best Shows
Streaming services have proliferated in the last few years. In this age of quarantine and social distancing, viewing time has soared.
Think about your favorite TV shows and movies. Which ones have you been eager to rewatch?
Chances are, they are available in one of the many streaming services such as HBO Max, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Prime video, Quibi, etc
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Making homemade bread has been a trend during this quarantine. Perhaps you may have already seen a couple of your friend's photos on your Instagram or Facebook feed.
Why not just buy fresh bread from the store?
As some folks say, there is a great sense of accomplishment to have made delicious bread yourself.
Here's a great tutorial on how to make sourdough bread:
Sedentary behavior and insufficient physical activity may have adverse
effects on your health, wellness, and quality of life.
Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge your mental health.
You can still do some exercises while you're on a knee walker. Below is our guide to exercising with a foot injury:
Further Reading: Exercising With A Lower Body Injury
Even small and easy activities can help you remain active. Many ways of staying active at home include going out for an outdoor walk (roll), playing with your kids or pets, and doing household chores such as cleaning or gardening.
In these unprecedented times, it's vital that we put extra emphasis on self-care and to be kind to ourselves.
It's important to note that you don't have to feel guilty during the quarantine or self-isolation if you don't come out of it having learned a new skill or maximized your productivity.
This is an essential time to be kind to yourself and focus on your well-being.
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