We had a blast driving the Nissan Sentra, a few weeks ago and are sharing what we love about it in this post and how it helped our whole family to stay active, but as usual, all opinions are my own.
We used the awesome Nissan Versa 2020 to drive to us to awesome trails and a local basketball court, to make sure my son is not sitting all day on the computer. Hope our tips will help your kids stay healthy during the pandemic.
My son’s an athlete aspiring to play in college, so playing video games all day is not conducive to his goals!
We have done a few things to make sure he continues to stay active, even though parks are currently closed in our area and today, I’m going to share some of those tips with you!
Helping Kids Stay Active During The Pandemic
Set A Schedule In Place
Quick Workout at home
Run or Outdoor Activity
Bed Time set around the same time every night
It’s important to have a routine so that the kids’ bodies continue to function healthy and happy! I also found that if the kids play more relaxing games like Roblox, where there is no cost acquired as they can earn Robux currency for the game, it is better for helping them to get to sleep easier with no frustration.
Find Outdoor Experiences
Of course observing social distancing, we have found local trails, less than 5 miles away where we can park our vehicle and take nice walks or go hiking.
We do it as a family!
I can’t wait for the weather to be nicer so we can do it more often.
We have a pond behind our property, so fishing is something hubby and my son can do without breaking the social distancing rule.
The pond/lake is often empty, so it’s a great way to get out for an hour and breathe fresh air. Perhaps once this is all over, we’ll book ourselves onto a fishing trip like one of these Costa Rica fishing charters as something to look forward to as a family and a way to celebrate things getting back to normal.
Our lake is deep enough that we can put a kayak in, but I think we might have to wait a bit for parks to reopen to be able to enjoy a good kayak trip!
Local Sports Courts
If your child is into baseball, soccer, why not take him/her out to play? Just your children and the parents! We have a few local courts and I often see families social distancing, while enjoying outdoors. Just remember to wear masks! If you are not so sure about which mask to buy, you could try N95 masks that are available online. I have heard many people giving positive feedbacks of these masks.
Also, they removed our basketball hoops. So, we’ve found a court nearby, which is always empty, where my son can play.
We also put our own hoop up, so he can do the zoom sessions with his trainer and shoot, whenever he wishes.
I know some people advocate that we’re not supposed to be out and about.
I believe a short drive and a few minutes in the sun with good old fashioned play time, while social distancing, does miracles for kids with stress and anxiety issues. It also encourages and helps kids stay active during the pandemic
Go For A Drive
If you live in a city and there’s nowhere you can go: go for a drive.
History In The Making
Take your kids through historic sites and talk about them.
Philly has so many great sites that can be visited just through a drive by. End the trip with a yummy curbside cheesesteak!
All that without leaving your car!
We have enjoyed all the above, while practicing social distancing!
We feel our family has been happier and healthier because of that and those daily short drives have been a blessing!
It did help that we had the perfect car to enjoy it all!
Here Are A Few Reasons Why I Believe The Sentra Helps Kids Stay Active During The Pandemic
Even though it is posted as 28 city / 37 highway, we were able to hit 42 miles/gallon, while driving the Sentra!
With that kind of fuel efficiency, who wouldn’t want to drive?
Fun & Sporty
The fun and sporty design invites us to hop in and take it for a drive!
Love the dual color combination
Also love the front lights and overall design which reminds me of sports car.
The signature V-Motion grille and LED headlights, available on the top-level SR trim.
The 2020 redesign and new platform – the only thing that this car shares with its predecessor is the name.
For me, it looks sharp, well defined, a true head turner in all aspects, appearing far more expensive than its budget suggests.
MRSP starts at $19,090. Vehicle as shown: $25,825.
The taillights and rear bumper get an update, too, but nothing as visible as what is going on in the front.
Love the trendy Super Black/Monarch Orange Metallic color combination!
The interior also gets a makeover – love the three large fan-like vents in the middle of the center stack, with a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system above it and a climate-control panel below it.
There is also an option for an 8.0-inch touchscreen on the higher trim levels.
The cabin is filled with nicer materials at higher trim levels.
There are options for leather and quilted seats that can be heated, which is what we had!
All that will further enhance the Zero Gravity seats which are a personal favorite!
Lastly, more engine, means more power – more power means more fun and helps keep your kid more active during this pandemic time.
Of course a more fun ride, right?
I hope you too find ways to go for short drives!
You can check out other Nissan Vehicles we’ve driven here.
Can’t wait to hear what you’re doing to help your kids stay active during the pandemic!
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