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How To Better Your Family’s Fitness And Exercise

How To Better Your Family’s Fitness And Exercise
23 Mar

How To Better Your Family’s Fitness And Exercise

Getting regular exercise is not just important for parents but also for kids. Amidst our daily lives, we often forget to make time for our health and even if we do make the time, we are just too lazy to do it regularly.

If you aim to start a gradual introduction of fitness and exercise to get your kids moving – family members may not even realize the healthy changes you’re making. Introduce kids to exercise by taking ‘long cuts’, such as leaving the car in the garage and sneaking in fitness through walking to school, the shops or the train station.

Allow for time to walk to destinations, as it’s great for bonding as well as health’ you and your kids can chat and listen without interruption. Increase your activity levels, disguising the effort factor by making it fun. Play healthy games and organize fitness-based outings, such as a family bike ride, rather than sitting on the couch and watching a movie.

The key to an active family is finding fun things to do in every season. Aim for a goal of 30 minutes for adults and 60 minutes for kids of moderate activity daily — no matter the
weather!

Winter Workouts

  • Have a snowball fight.
  • Go ice skating.
    Go sledding.
  • Make snow angels and snowmen
  • Ice Fishing.
  • shoveling.

Spring Workouts

  • Go for a brisk walk during your lunch hour or after dinner. 
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator whenever possible.
  • Skip the drive-thru car wash and wash the car yourself.
  • Stretch your green thumb by doing some gardening. Consider growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs.
  • Walk in place while watching TV.
  • When possible, ride your bike to school or work — or use it to run errands.
  • Plan an active family vacation or a weekend outing.

Summer Workouts

  • Sign your child up for a local sports camp or swimming lessons.
  • Make going for a walk, run or bike ride together a scheduled event.
  • Go hiking and have the kids tell you 10 points of natural interest to enjoy.
  • Take up a new hobby together, such as inline skating, tennis or hiking.
  • Run through the sprinkler when it’s hot outside.
  • When it’s raining, stay inside, turn on some music and have a dance party.
  • Set up neighborhood contests including jump rope, hula hoop or hopscotch.
  • Organize community kickball, soccer or softball games or relay races.
  • Host a bicycle or dog wash on your street.

Fall Workouts

Here is where you take what ever you are able to do (based on weather) from the upper workouts, don’t forget you won’t melt just because it rains…

If you aim to start a gradual introduction of fitness and exercise to get your kids moving – family members may not even realize the healthy changes you’re making. Introduce kids to exercise by taking ‘long cuts’, such as leaving the car in the garage and sneaking in fitness through walking to school, the shops or the train station. Allow for time to walk to destinations, as it’s great for bonding as well as health’ you and your kids can chat and listen without interruption. Increase your activity levels, disguising the effort factor by making it fun.

Play healthy games and organize fitness-based outings, such as a family bike ride, rather than sitting on the couch and watching a movie and cleverly mixing up daily chores, outdoor activities, thrilling trips, creative challenges.

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