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.
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.
Check out your neighborhood as you walk the dog, ride bikes, or head to the park.
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.
Walking, biking, and rollerblading are low-cost, healthy, and fun ways to get around without driving.
Train with family or friends for a charity walk or fun run to benefit a cause or issue you care about.