Ideas to Help Your Family Become More Active

By planning family activities you will not only encourage your family to become more active and fit, you will also find that they are becoming closer as a family unit. Your family will start to encourage each other during difficult activities and congratulate each other on a job well done.

Try some of these activities with your family.

  1. There is nothing wrong with a little competition. Divide your family up in teams and create a obstacle course or hold family races. Another idea would be to play your favorite game such as basketball, baseball or a good old fashioned game of touch football.
  2. Taking walks is a great way to burn off some calories and get active. You can even turn walking into a game by creating a list of items for your kids to watch out for. Make a simple walk into a fun and exciting scavenger hunt. A walk is also a great time to talk about what happened during the day and share with the family.
  3. Bike riding is an activity that each family member will enjoy. You can even make a day of it by biking on a local bike trail or going to a local park.
  4. Dancing is fun and a great way to get up and moving. Your younger children will love turning the radio on and dancing. Your older children may take some time to warm up to the idea but it is hard to resist dancing when everyone else is having so much fun.
  5. Games are fun. Play some games with your child such as hide and seek, tag or even simon says.

Spending time together and becoming more active does not have to be a chore. Start by planning one activity and as your family sees how much fun it is they will be more open to planning more and more family activities that get them up and moving.

Are you ready to help your family become more active? Visit Trish Holfelder's blog about healthy family meals and pick up your free ebook on healthy family activities and get your family moving together.

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