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Family Fitness Means Family Fun

Trying to squeeze in time for exercise and spend time with your family? Do both together.

Being active with your family can be a fun way to get everybody moving. You’ll be a great role model for your kids, and it’s a good way to help the people you care about live healthy, active lives. There are many ways to build active time into family time. Check your family’s calendar regularly to find times when you can give these ideas a try. Or come up with some ideas of your own.

Play

Swim, toss a ball, or dance to your favorite music. A family that plays together stays healthy together. If your kids play sports, practice with them. It shows them that you care and is a great way to be active as a family.

Explore

Check out your neighborhood as you walk the dog, ride bikes, or head to the park.

Celebrate

Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions with an activity. Go for a hike, plan a treasure hunt through your neighborhood, or hold an obstacle course race in your yard.

Ditch Your Wheels

Walking, biking, and rollerblading are low-cost, healthy, and fun ways to get around without driving.

Give Back

Train with family or friends for a charity walk or fun run to benefit a cause or issue you care about.

More For You

Recommendations for health and physical fitness may seem overwhelming, but give yourself time and develop a routine.
An activity plan can help you reach your goals. Start by identifying what those goals are and break tasks down by day.
Do you have trouble finding enough time to exercise? Try breaking up your workouts into a few 10-minute sessions each day.