Daily routine: Five things to do - 6 May

Stay strong with Olympic Channel's top 5 things to try during lockdown this Wednesday including challenging your kids, learning to figure skate, and getting in your nutrition.

By Olympic Channel ·

Even though all days might feel the same when you’re in lockdown, we can safely share with you that today is Wednesday (unless you're looking back at this article on another day!).

For those working from home, you’ll be happy to know that the world still agrees that Wednesdays are still hump days.

So to celebrate getting to the halfway stage of the week, here are five great ways to get off of your hump and stay fit and active.

1) Challenge your kids to an activity

One of the best ways to have a full body workout is to get active with your kids. Often, the younger the child, the more intense the workout.

What’s even better, is when you can challenge your kids to an activity that you can beat them at.

Parents might have trouble keeping up with their teenage kids, but that’s not a problem if you're a global football star with over a hundred appearances for your country.

Yes, I am talking about David Beckham. The former England player challenged his son Romeo to a game of teqball and gave him a bit of a lesson.

Impressive, but that's only half the story. Be sure to see the same challenge from the eyes of 17-year-old Romeo here.

And what activity can you challenge your kids to, which could earn bragging rights?

2) Fuel your body with nutrient rich food

During a lockdown, there could be a tendency to reach for the snacks, or cook comfort food more often than usual.

So let’s help elevate our mood with a nutrient rich dish that will help see us through the rest of the day.

One example would be a Greek salad. And if you’ve never prepared one before, you can take a leaf out of Sebastian Coe’s book.

The four-time Olympic medallist, and current President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), shows off his skills in the kitchen.

If you need more inspiration, do have a browse through Olympic Channel’s Transform My Meal series too.

3) Dance like Hanyu Yuzuru

If you are a fan of figure skating then Hanyu Yuzuru needs no introduction.

The double Olympic champion has a mesmerizing presence on ice and knows how to captivate the audience with graceful moves and displays of artistry.

But what about when he's not on skates?

In a three-part post, Hanyu has been showing off some of his most memorable parts of his figure skating program over the past years.

It's certainly worth a watch, after which we recommend that you give it a go from the comforts of your home.

4) Work on your hidden talent

We all have something that we are good at, even if it might not seem spectacular to others.

But in this day and age, you never know when you might be put on the spot and asked to showcase some skills, so best be prepared.

Take Scottish curler Eve Muirhead for example. We asked the 2013 world champion to share her hidden talent, and what a surprise we were in for!

Never did we imagine that the Sochi 2014 bronze medallist would be such a natural playing the bagpipes.

Muirhead confessed that she's been playing since she was 8-years-old.

So what would your talent be? And best start polishing it up in case you get thrust into the limelight

It doesn't have to be complicated, and as African table tennis champion Olajide Omotayo proved, sometimes it's just about taking the ordinary and doing it in an extraordinary way.

5) Watch our Incoming Call with Thomas Rohler

Wednesday's also a day when we like to pick up the phone and get in touch with Olympians all around the world.

Today, it's the turn of an Olympic champion, Thomas Rohler from Germany, who won javelin gold at Rio 2016.

So sit back and have a watch, especially if you'd like to know the secret to making a smoothie worthy of an Olympic gold medallist.