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Find Time for Fun Family Activities

Amanda Beard

I find it very important to get the whole family up and moving. It shows our children that exercise is not only important to staying healthy and fit, but it can also be fun! Exercise doesn’t always mean 30 minutes on the treadmill or an hour long training session. Make exercise something your kids look forward to too! 

Here are some fun ideas for you and your gang:

  • Grab your bikes and take a family ride. Pack a healthy picnic for a mid-ride rest stop.     
  • Take a stroll to your local park, bring a basketball to play a quick round of horse with the whole family.
  • Dust off your old clubs, make a trip to the local driving range and have a fun contest to see who can hit the farthest
  • A game of family dodgeball is always entertaining and you will definitely work up a sweat! Throw in a competitive edge and encourage everyone to get involved by letting the winner choose what's for dinner.

For any of those older kids who think they are “too cool” for family time, extend an invite to their best bud. They’ll be bound to get involved and have some fun with friends around.

So round up the troops and get moving – you’ll be amazed by how dynamic things become when your family’s competitive side kicks in!