Work at home moms and dads often seek out the top online health resources for maintaining good physical and mental health.
Sitting in front of a monitor for hours at a time can lead to a serious case of cabin fever.
What are some of the top websites these home-based entrepreneurs turn to for reliable information, guidance, exercise classes, and more?
Here’s a shortlist of clever ways that home-based moms and dads stay in top shape, both mentally and physically.
State-Sponsored and Portals
Your local state-based website has a lot to offer.
One reason these sites have so much on tap is that your tax dollars fund them.
And while you might not think of your local government as the go-to resource for fitness and wellness, think again.
Most of the 50 U.S. state-based web portals include vast educational sections on everything from how to prevent influenza to assembling a first-aid kit.
In addition to academic-type sections like those mentioned above, most of these sites have interactive pages where you can file for Medicaid, find out about local pharmacies, look up licensing data on health care providers, and much more.
For example, if you live in New York, you can apply for a medical marijuana card online, even at non-state-sponsored sites.
Once you have your card, you’ll be able to purchase cannabis at any regionally approved dispensary.
Do you want to find a good lower body workout or a stretching routine you can do during breaks from your at-home desk job?
You can watch a short video class online on the subject of your choice.
These kinds of online educational tools have grown in the past five years as more and more people work at home and need visual instruction with everyday tasks like exercise and general fitness.
You can download any number of apps to your computer or smartphone.
Some can build exercise programs for you from scratch while others make good add-ons to fitness-tracker watches and other exercise devices.
Some of the most recent additions to this intriguing market niche include body sensor devices that let you literally hook yourself up to a computer or smartphone and see feedback about things like blood pressure, heart rate, and other health parameters.
Don’t forget the search engines, which continue to be one of the single best health/fitness educational tools on the net.
You’ll need a dose of discernment to be able to sift through all the information that pops up when you query a general topic.
But if you’re looking for something specific, like symptoms of skin cancer, you can find your way to some authoritative medical portals that will show you photos and videos to help you begin your educational journey on any wellness-related topic.
If you want to take a free or fee-based class like aerobics, jazz dance, yoga, or something similar, the computer is your best friend.
A video resource unto itself, this market niche is one of the fastest-growing segments of the fitness universe right now.
Check out your favorite forms of exercise and choose a class that fits your level of fitness and schedule.