Saturday, May 27, 2017


Health and Happiness for Your Kids with Family Fitness.

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(ThySistas.comHelping your kids to be healthy and happy is your top priority. Sometimes, you have to be careful to try to balance these two things. Some parents focus so much on being healthy that they forget to also consider happiness. While encouraging your children to eat well and exercise is important, they should also feel happy while doing it. Getting your kids interested in sports and exercise isn’t always easy, especially if they don’t like it at school. But getting active as a family can be one way to encourage a love of sports and fitness. If you want to get fit with your kids, have a look at these ideas to help you stay fit too.

Play in the Backyard or at the Park

One of the easiest ways to get active with your kids is to go outside and run around. You can take a ball or a racket game, or simply play a game like tag. You might be lucky enough to have a backyard or live in a community with a playground or green space. If not, seek out your nearest park for some more space. If you don’t have either of these, even playing outside your home can be fun, as long as you’re careful of cars. It doesn’t cost you anything to get outside and think of a game to play.

Go Walking or Cycling Together

If you want to go a bit further afield, you could think about taking a walk or getting on bikes. If you don’t own bicycles, you can rent them for a few hours or even borrow them from neighbors or friends. You can even take little ones cycling with you if you use a trailer from Thule or manufacturers like them. Going for a walk is one of the easiest things to do. You don’t have to have anywhere in particular to go. You can simply set off and walk around the block or to the nearest store. Or you could drive somewhere further away to find some nice scenery.

Go on a Day Out

Going for a walk or bike ride can be the aim of a day. But you can also pick somewhere to visit if you want to get active. For example, you could go to a swimming pool or to the beach to go swimming. Or you could find somewhere to spend a day playing laser tag or maybe take your smaller children to a soft play area.

Get Them to Join Your Workouts

Parents need to keep fit too, and it can be hard to find the time to do it with kids. But you can turn your workouts into bonding time, no matter how old your kids are. Younger ones will have a giggle trying to copy you and being part of your workout. Older children can join in properly and get a proper workout.

There are lots of ways you can get active with your kids and encourage them to keep fit. Start them early, and they’ll grow up with a love of fitness.

Staff Writer; Shawna Moore


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