Toddlers and babies often spend the better part of their time either plopped in front of the television or strapped into car seats. These deny them the chance of practicing their upcoming skills as well strengthening their muscles, lungs, and heart. Moreover, these habits can as well set family members for sedentary lifestyles that may lead to obesity at an adult age. Cultivating good habits of exercising will go a long way. It is worth noting that it is neither too late to start not too early to start.
Are you wondering whether you could help your family members get at least an hour of physical exercise when you cannot even hit the gym? If the answer is yes, you need to rethink your exercise idea. Work out need not be lifting weights or running laps that may demand setting aside time. Family fun exercises lead to an active lifestyle that involves kids, and an adult can fit in more than they may think.
Cycle or Walk whenever you can
Bike or walk to the library, grocery, sports events or to your kid’s school as often as possible. You can as well go for a family walk that lasts at least 20 minutes after dinner, as opposed to heading to the TV right away. If possible, use a pedometer to track everyone’s steps and make an attempt at adding few miles every week. Use a beautiful sticker or exercise log to track your improvement. You can keep your chart in the refrigerator as a quick reminder to the family to keep up the noble determination.
Lively Family Get-togethers
During your kid’s birthday party events, serve your family with a fitness session, in addition to the cake. This activity can be achieved through organizing active games such as a relay or tag races. However, older children may prefer a dance party. Indeed, large kid gathering is a great opportunity to throw a team sport. All you need is head to a neighboring soccer playground or basketball court. Other family fun ideas may include, ice skating, indoor rock gym climbing or a pool party.
Moreover, during a family gathering, ensure that the television is off. Alternatively, you can go for a brief hike at a nearby park or take a walk in your neighborhood. You can as well get everybody outside for basketball or a catch game.
Singing and Dancing when cleaning
You must set aside time for undertaking household chores as well as doing them together as a family. As you clean, play music and choose favorite music in turns. Younger kids like to assist in sweeping floors or to pick up toys while bopping with the sweeper. Elder children on the other hand love to help out and can vacuum, dust as well as make beds.
Brand Yard Work less of a Task
Adore periodic yard work as a family. Younger kids would love to help in planting and tending a garden. Older children can help out in raking leaves together and after that jump on it. By building a snow fort, snow scooping becomes fun for all. Making a family of snow people makes this goal achieved with ease.
Walk the Pet
It is indeed true that dog owners have more fun in losing weight as opposed to their counterparts. Moreover, they can keep it off longer as compared to non-puppy owners. If you do not have a pooch, it is time to look for some. Get your kids moving! Have then walk after dinner through tasking them to go out looking for dogs. You will be surprised this will work like a charm!
Schedule a regular sports night
Get everybody up and moving every Friday, for instance. Choose one of the favorite games to your family such as it-deck shuffle. Make sequences of playing cards featuring friendly exercises such as ape walking or bear crawling. Every family member picks up one of the cards and undertakes the pictured exercise until all the cards are exhausted. Alternatively, you can buy ready made exercise set cards from online stores such as Fit deck.
Rope Jumping is one of the exercises that is friendly to the whole family. In fact, younger children dominate this exercise once they master it, thanks to their lower center of gravity. At least 10 minutes of this exercise is adequate to get the blood flowing. It is worth noting that with at least one person, it is fun to learn all chunks of fun hurdles.