10 Tips to Help Parents and Children to Exercise During the COVID-19 Closures

Last updated: 05-12-2020

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10 Tips to Help Parents and Children to Exercise During the COVID-19 Closures

Freewheel with Front and Rear Shimano V-brakes
Commuter Style Handlebars
Puncture Resistant 32mm tires
The Brilliant L Train is an ideal fit for that rider looking for a nimble, quicker bicycle with larger gear range to tackle any commute or leisure riding."
This bicycle is easy to order online here .  They ship it to your doorstep and provide the tools that you need to assemble it. We assembled it rather quickly and found the process to be easy.
They produced helpful instructional videos to watch online and help assemble the bicycles. We were so excited for our bicycle to arrive that we watched the instructional videos before it arrived. When it arrived, we were able to quickly and easily assemble it.  For instance, here is a quick collage that shows my husband assembling a tire, pedals, seat, and reflectors.
We also ordered the optional fenders and assembled those quickly. 
This  Brilliant L Train Bicycle from Priority Bicycles  is amazing! We will quickly able to figure out why it has such excellent reviews.  We especially liked the Gates Carbon Belt Drive, which is both quiet and smooth.  The gear selector is quick and the available gears provide a range of speeds ideal for a commuter bike.  
Priority Bicycles offers a wide array of accessories for their bikes and we chose to add fenders.  We bike in all but severe weather and the fenders come in handy.  They also offer a kickstand, basket, and lights.  As our needs change, we are confident that Priority Bicycles has us covered, from purchase to installation.
The  Brilliant L Train Bicycle from Priority Bicycles  is not only great for commuting, but also cruising through the park.  My husband had a great time on his first ride through nearby trails.  The lightweight construction and choice of gears made the ride almost effortless. 
4. Take daily walks together. (Outcome: Practice healthy habits and bond together as a family.)
It's so easy to feel like you see each other all day long during the quarantine. However, it's not really quality time if you are busy working and doing other tasks. We find that going out for a walk together is a great way to give each other our undivided attention.  We usually walk 2 to 3 miles with our youngest in our jogging stroller.  We let him out of the stroller at a grassy park area so that he's able to run around. Our family has bonded a lot with our daily walks.  It's something that we plan to continue even after the quarantine is over.
5. Invest in indoor exercise equipment for rainy days or when the sun is too strong during the day. (Outcome: Practice healthy habits, ease anxiety through exercise even on rainy days, and possibly let your children virtually explore the world.)
We bought a treadmill that allows us to virtually run through different areas around the world.  For my me, I actually don't use the feature because I like having the treadmill to run during the day when the Texas sun is strong.  I'm able to fit a few extra miles into my day by running inside when the sun is strong or it is raining.
My son loves the virtual travel feature to run through destinations that he studies at school.  The treadmill allows him to combine P.E. and social studies in a fun way.
6. Go on local hikes together. (Outcome: Practice healthy habits and bond together as a family.)
Similar to our daily walks, we also enjoy going on short hikes together. We have a local park with trails.  So far, we've found that other hikers have been respectful of social distancing on the trails that we visited. Similar to our walks, the local hikes are a fun way to exercise and bond. 
7. Speed cleaning.  (Outcome: Clean your house quickly while burning calories.)
We've always cleaned our own house, but I know that many friends who hire part-time cleaning help have been out of luck during the quarantine. Everyone has to clean their own house.  One way to make it fun is to have large speed cleaning drills. We play music to dance and sing while we clean as quickly as possible for 10 to 20 minute speed cleaning drills.  If you are familiar with the meme, "It's gonna be May!", this is one of our favorite songs for speed cleaning. We also love, "Old Town Road." 
8. Do a strength training exercise challenge together. (Outcome: Bond while strengthening muscles.)
Spend a few minutes a day on a challenge such as a plank challenge. This make only take


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