Make The Most of This Holiday Season

The holidays may look a little different this year — however, you can still celebrate safely and in holiday spirit without all your celebrations being canceled or minimized.

Different doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. You can make this time of year just as special even while safely distanced.

From baking all your favorite holiday inspired treats to dressing up for a dinner party at home. Or creating homemade decorations and ornaments to binge watching the holiday classics — now is the best time to do all the things you love or maybe never had time for before.

We came across this article form healthline.com with even more ideas on how to celebrate in safety – read full article here!  

  • Make the most of the traditions you can safely continue
  • Take advantage of festive pandemic-inspired events
  • Borrow from other celebrations
  • Do the Zoom thing
  • Make all the treats
  • Celebrate anything — whenever you can

This holiday season is the perfect time to get creative — or an opportunity to scale back this year. You and your family will enjoy more time making memories and less time feeling like this year is lacking.

What are some new or old traditions you and your family will be doing this holiday season while keeping it safe?

 

October 21, 2020

Fun in the Fall!

Are you ready for all things Autumn? Crisp nights, hot apple cider, bonfires, fall decorating or visiting your local cider mill. The list can go on…

COVID-19 doesn’t have to stop you from savoring autumn safely. There are plenty of ways to still have fun and be safe while doing it.

We came across this list from Real Simple that details 33 Fun Things You Can Still Do This Fall.

Some of our favorites include:

  • Carve or decorate pumpkins
  • Write down what you’re thankful for
  • Make caramel apples
  • Rake together a pile of leaves—then leap into it
  • Watch all the old Halloween TV specials
  • Boo your neighbors by sneaking little treats to their doorstep
  • Enjoy a faux tailgate in your driveway

 

To view the full list, click here!

Fall may look different this year, however, we can keep celebrating the season! Stay safe, enjoy the deliciousness, and have fun this autumn.

What are your favorite things to do in the fall? Share with us below!

 

Septemer 14, 2020

Summer Fun!

Summer fun is certainly not canceled – you can still have a ball this summer in spite of the coronavirus!

Do things inside or outside like growing a garden, creating a virtual book club or having a water balloon fight, and much more. There is plenty of fun to be had this season in the comfort of your home or 6 feet away from others.

Need some more ideas for activities to do in the summer at home—or simply want to focus on the simple pleasures of the season—try some of these stellar summer activities? Check out 43 fun things to do this summer while you’re social distancing from Real Simple! Click here to view the full list.

Have any ideas that are not on this list? Share with us below!

 

August 4, 2020

Planning a Summer ‘Safecation’


We all know by now people are starting to get the itch to travel. People are missing their families, out of town locations, and new adventures.

If you are planning to travel anytime in the near future, it’s important to take precautions and plan accordingly.

We came across a guide on how to plan a summer ‘safecation’ from Today.com. This guide breaks down the safest ways to fly, drive, visit loved ones, stay at hotels, and more for your summer vacation during the coronavirus outbreak.

To find out more, click here.

Always remember that before you hit the road, check travel restrictions and quarantine rules for your desired destination. And most importantly stay safe and healthy!

Are you planning any trips this summer? If so, where are you going? Do you have any more safety tips to share?

We’d love to hear from you!

 

June 29, 2020

5 Tips to Help Keep Children’s Education on Track

 

Raise your hand if you are sometimes struggling at home while trying to facilitate your children’s learning. You are not alone. With millions of others across the world, it can be a difficult time for all.

School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot for parents to navigate.

We came across this article from UNICEF offering five tips to help keep children’s education on track while they’re staying home.

  • Plan a routine together
  • Have open conversations
  • Take your time
  • Protect children online
  • Stay in touch with your children’s education facility

To view the full article, visit here!

Do you have any tips to help children stay on track or motivated? Share with us below!

 

May 21, 2020

Staying Healthy at Home

We know everyone wants to protect themselves, their family and loved ones always and especially during these difficult times.

Washing Hands
Some of the most common steps you can take are to stay safe at home, wash your hands, cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough, and practice social distancing.

At Jaron and Associates, we understand this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do now to protect themselves and their families. Below are some everyday steps that people in the U.S. can take now from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is always important to stay informed about what’s happening in your community and always follow the directions of state and local authorities.

Find out more information here!

In addition, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), may be stressful for people and communities. Learn more about coping during COVID-19 here.

As hard as it may be, we think positive thinking is important to keep your mind off the tough stuff. Here is a list of some fun activities to do at home to put a smile on your face. View the full list here!

What are some fun actives you are doing at home? Share with us!

April 15, 2020

Fun Activities To Do At Home!

Adventures do not always have to be outdoors. During this time, when we need to spend more time indoors, there are many activities you can do for fun or to keep you busy!

From arts and crafts and baking to working out and at-home entertainment — there is a lot to do indoors. Whether it’s just you or your whole family, here are some of the fun things you stay busy doing.

  • ARTBuild a puzzle
  • Workout on your yoga mat
  • Bake a homemade dessert
  • Create a new recipe
  • Learn to knit
  • Read a book
  • Study a language
  • Paint
  • Start a YouTube Channel
  • Put on a play
  • Catch up on a show
  • Refuel your creativity with an inspiration board
  • Spring clean
  • Make homemade play dough
  • and the list could go on!

This is certainly a time to relax, refresh and do the things you do not normally make time for! Make the most of your time at home, and certainly have fun while doing it.

Looking for more ideas to do with your kids? We came across this article from TIME. The secret to keeping your kids happy, busy and learning. Read the full article!

Do you have any fun activities you enjoy doing while at home? Share with us in the comments below!

Now is the time to improve your health!

March is National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month in March is just a few short weeks away. Healthy eating is important for many reasons. A nutritious diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health.

Plus, from our own personal experiences eating healthier and nutritious meals, makes us feel better and stronger! Try to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Good nutrition doesn’t have to be restrictive or overwhelming. Small goals and changes can have a cumulative healthful effect, and every little bit (or bite!) of nutrition is a step in the right direction.

We came across this page from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, on tips on pointing you in the right direction when it comes to making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Read the full article! 

What are some delicious recipes you have that found that are nutritious? Or what are some tips that help you stay on a nutritious track? Share with us!

February 19, 2020

Safety is ALWAYS important while traveling!

January is the time most of us start thinking and planning our Spring Break Travel!

One of the things you may always have in the back of your mind safety for your family and friends. However, you may not have the time to do research before you go.

You may travel to tropical hot spots, like Cancun or islands in the Caribbean, while others may opt for bustling cities, like Amsterdam or Bangkok. Not all spring break destinations are created equal: Some have specific health risks you should be aware of.

Wherever your travels take you this spring break, stay healthy and safe with these tips from CDC Travelers’ Health.

From tips to before you go to during your trip and after you return — safety is ALWAYS important!

Read the tips here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/spring-break-travel

Happy Travel
Don’t forget, Jaron and Associates has teamed up with great international insurance
providers that can cover everything from insurance for individuals and groups, to students and trip cancellations.

To find out more information or get a quote or purchase International Travel Medical Insurance, please visit: https://jaronandassociates.com/global-health-care/

Where are you planning your Spring Break travel? Or where have you gone in the past? Share with us your favorite destinations!

 

January 16, 2020

A Healthier 2020!

With the new year approaching, many of us set goals to become healthier in the new year, and that’s great!

However, we all know it is difficult to sometimes stay on track. Busy schedules, finding enough time to exercise, or even taking the quick and easy route instead of healthy when it comes to eating.

Working OutSetting out to make healthy lifestyle changes can feel simultaneously inspiring and intimidating. Were do you even start? When it comes to adopting new healthy habits and making them stick, there are lots of little things you can do that will make a big difference in the long run (and not make you crazy in the process). Instead of trying to upgrade your health with a huge makeover, try these nine small, practically painless moves for long-lasting results. Read all the tips from self.com:

  • Plate your meals backward.
  • Put your food away when you’re done serving yourself.
  • Drink a glass of water before each meal.
  • To double down on the mindfulness, chew each bite thoroughly before swallowing.
  • Call food “healthy” and “less healthy” instead of “good” and “bad.”
  • For every hour you spend sitting, get up and walk briskly for five minutes.
  • And if some types of exercise feel dreadful to you, do something else.
  • Ease yourself into getting more sleep with five-minute increments.
  • Every time you make a new goal, break it up into bite-sized chunks.

2020 is approaching quickly. And you can become a healthier version of yourself if you set your mind to it! Our best advice is to start small and set goals that are achievable. Also, find a friend or family member who wants to live a healthier lifestyle with you. It makes it easier when you have someone to discuss your goals and steps along the way!

Cheers to a healthier and happier you in 2020!

What are your health goals in 2020? Share with us!

 

December 10, 2019