Getting active and healthy is easiest when you turn it into a family activity. Think about it; it’s not that fun to load the kids up in the car and drop them off at your gym’s daycare facility. How much more fun would your active lifestyle be if the entire family was involved? Instead of leaving them behind to work out while they are at home having a good time, you could include them in your activities by choosing ones that work for all of you. The benefit is more time together as a family and better health for all of you.
Walking is a great way to get fit, and anyone in the family can walk. Put the baby in the stroller and get going. Let the little ones ride their tricycles while you walk or just take the entire family somewhere with a great view and enjoy it as you get your exercise.
During the warm months, few things are as much fun as swimming. Additionally, few things are as good for your body and your mind. You’ll feel less stressed, less anxious and happier when you get the family into the pool and get to having fun. This one doesn’t even feel like exercise.
Seriously; pick your favorite family sport and play a hardcore game. Whether it’s soccer, kickball, baseball, basketball, football or whatever else your family enjoys; get up, get active, get outside and enjoy it. Nothing feels less like exercise than a game of something you thoroughly enjoy. Not only will the entire family see a healthy benefit from this, you’ll have a great time competing against one another. Make it more fun by requiring that the losing team is responsible for cooking and cleaning up after dinner that night and the winning team gets to choose the menu.