A Focus on Family Fitness

A Focus on Family Fitness

If you feel like your family is turning into a bunch of couch potatoes, or if you’ve simply fallen into a fitness rut, spring is the perfect time to “clear out” bad habits and focus on family fitness. Re-set your family’s health routine with some fun ideas below:

Make fitness an every weekend family adventure. Busy schedules can make it hard to coordinate weekday workouts for the family. Instead, each weekend choose a new “adventure” for your family to enjoy together. Get the kids invested by having them involved with the brainstorming process. You can keep it simple by scheduling a new hike or visiting a new park, or get creative by trying an activity such as ice-skating, paddle-boarding, bowling, a trampoline park, or even paint-balling!

Take a family walk or bike ride before or after dinner.
This is an easy way to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, particularly during the spring, summer and fall months. At our house, we love walking before dinner to catch the sunset together. Our kids also enjoy an occasional post-dinner “pajama walk” that makes it even more exciting!

Have a family “happy hour” dance party before dinner.                                                                                                                                                     Blast your favorite tunes and gather the kids together for a pre-dinner dance-off. You can “shake out your sillies” and burn off some energy before sitting down to a family meal and there’s nothing better than laughter after a long day at the office or running the kids.

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Cara Krenn
Authored by: Cara Krenn

Cara is mom to fraternal twin girls and a singleton boy. She is the author of the e-book Twinthusiasm: Survival Lessons for Your First Year Parenting Twins, a handy guidebook for new twin parents. You can purchase it on Amazon.com. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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