With the weekend fast approaching, you're probably starting to wonder what you'll get up to. The thought of another weekend in lockdown might have you racking your brain for ideas, and asking yourself "how am I going to keep the kids entertained?", or "how do I avoid another Netflix binge this weekend"?
The good news is, there are plenty of activities available online to liven up your weekend without needing to leave the house! From getting active to cooking up a storm, and even experiencing some of the world's best museums and art galleries online, here are a few ways to have a weekend of wellness…
Move your body
The NSW Office of Sport has developed Get Active at Home, a suite of at-home physical activity resources to help you keep fit and healthy during lockdown. They include activities for kids, seniors and people with a disability as well as general fitness and sport-specific activities.
There are also informative videos on walking with family and friends, tips for parents to keep kids active, and how to enjoy school camps from home.
The NSW Institute of Sport has also developed high performance at home videos featuring Olympians and Paralympians. Join the team of world class experts as they provide a range of tips, advice and workout routines for the community, including:
- Easy workouts for the home (bodyweight and equipment)
- Strength and flexibility workouts and routines
- Nutrition tips and meal ideas
- Tips to stay focused and mentally healthy during COVID-19
- Expert advice to get the most out of your exercises
Cook up a storm
Being in lockdown means a quick trip to the shops on the way home from work is happening a lot less. So how can you make the most of what you've got at home? The ABC's Dan and Jenny spoke to Clare Collins, a Laureate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle, who shared a few ways to make your meals tasty and healthy while making the most of what you've already got in your fridge or pantry. Listen to the segment on ABC radio to be inspired.
Looking to make the most of your kitchen this weekend? Why not pull out one of those cookbooks you're bound to have on the shelf and challenge yourself to cook a new or different recipe each week. Or even better, learn the tricks of the trade from hospitality hotshots. Some well known Australian chefs, including Maggie Beer and Colin Fassnidge, have been hosting free online cooking classes. You can find out more on delicious.com.au.
Long gone are the days when you had to jump on a train or plane to experience some of the country's best exhibitions and experiences. There's a vast treasure trove of art and culture online, and there's never been a better time to enjoy it from the comfort of home!
Head to the Museums and Galleries of NSW website for a range of online offerings from some of the state's top cultural destinations including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian National Maritime Museum, and Art Gallery of NSW.
Looking to explore a little further afield? International galleries with some of the largest collections online include Amsterdam's Rijks Museum, New York's Museum of Modern Art, and Tate Britain. The Guggenheim Museum also has over 1700 artworks by more than 625 artists in their collection online for your viewing pleasure.