You may be spending more time at home these days, but that doesn’t mean you need to be bored. In fact, there are many entertaining activities that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home or backyard. If like many people, your goal is to make your home as comfortable and fun as possible, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a helpful list of ways to stay entertained at home that is also good for your health. Let’s take a look at four amazing options.
1. A Hot Tub
Nothing brings more relaxation and health benefits than a hot tub. Regular spa use offers a host of health benefits from managing stress to easing muscle and joint pain to helping you get a better night’s sleep.
Set aside 20-30 minutes each day to hit the hot tub either alone or with your family. The healing warmth of your spa never fails to help you relax. If you’re soaking alone, enjoy some fresh air and peace and quiet while your body reaps the benefits of heat and massage. If you’re with your partner, put on some soothing music and enjoy some quiet time together. If you’re hot-tubbing as a family, it’s a great time to catch up on the day’s events or make plans together for the weekend.
2. A Fire Pit
Gas fire pits or fire tables are a fantastic addition to any outdoor living area. Like your hot tub, the right fire pit can be used year-round for many nights of family fun. Patio fire pits provide a lot of heat, warming up your outdoor seating area even on the coolest winter day or fall evening.
Not only does congregating around your fire get you out in the fresh air, but it also lends a cozy feel to family time. Whether you sit around the fire sipping hot chocolate, roasting marshmallows, or telling stories, it brings an element of camping to the backyard that your kids are sure to love. It’s also great for a quiet night relaxing with your spouse or friends.
3. A Pool
While a pool can’t be used year-round in New York, it is still a great investment to make in your home and your health. Not just for the summer months, a pool can be used May through October with a pool heater.
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise because it engages almost every muscle in your body while working your heart and lungs for improved cardiovascular health. It’s also one of the safest workout options thanks to the buoyancy offered by the water. Not only does it shield your joints from an impact sustained during traditional land exercise, but it also lends your limbs an increased range of motion.
Health benefits aside, a pool is amazing for hosting parties or for spending low-key lazy days outdoors with the family.
4. A Billiards Table
No matter what the weather, a billiards table can offer you endless hours of enjoyment. Although known as a game of patience and skill, billiards is a great stress reliever. Great for blowing off steam after a long day at work, it’s also perfect for family game night or even a mini tournament with friends.
To enjoy your billiards table to the fullest, be sure to look at models made of high-quality materials. Tables that aren’t well constructed don’t have the same staying power. And who wants games to be impacted by an uneven top or biases toward certain pockets? Choosing a quality table means you’ll be able to enjoy it for many years to come.
Ace Swim & Leisure
Whether you’re looking for a hot tub or a gas fire pit, Ace Swim & Leisure can help you find the perfect model for your home. As the provider of the best outdoor living and entertainment products in the area, our goal is to help our customers purchase the perfect items for their homes. Drop-in for a visit at any of our four locations to see what we have in stock or to speak to one of our experts. We’re always happy to help.