Family Exercising Can Be Fun & Healthy
This season, we're all spending a lot more time with our immediate family. It may feel like you've said everything there is to say and done everything there is to do together. If the walls are starting to close in a bit, now is the time to get out and exercise.
Here are some fun exercises you can do as a family to blow off steam and to get in better shape all together.
1. Walk or Bike-If you can, always walk or bike short distances like to the grocery store or hardware shop. Or even go for a 30-minute family walk after dinner instead of heading right for the television. Track everyone's steps with a pedometer, and try to add more distance every week. Use a family exercise log or colorful stickers to track your progress. Put your log or chart on the refrigerator as a reminder to keep up the good effort together.
2. Sing or Dance- Sometimes the best exercise is when you don't even know you're doing it. Set aside time for household chores and do them together as a family. Play music as you clean, and take turns choosing favorite songs. Younger children love to help out and can pick up toys or sweep floors while dancing with the broom. Older kids can dust, vacuum, and help make beds.