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Fit for the Family: Simple Ways to Keep Your Family Physically Active

There’s no need for you and your family to be sitting around at home all day. Staying physically active -even through small tasks-, can be beneficial to your overall health. Here are a few small, simple ways for  you and your family to include more physical activity in your daily life:

Do Chores

No only are you getting you daily activity but you’re also maintaining a clean, healthy environment for living. If you have been the only one doing household chores, pass over simple tasks such as washing dishes, folding clothes, and vacuuming to your children if they’re physically capable. You should also encourage your household to always clean up after themselves before leaving a room in the house. All of the little tasks can add up in the family’s overall physical activity.

Take Turns Walking the Dog

A big advantage to having a dog is that although they require walking everyday, you will gain the benefit of adding physical activity to your daily routine. Each member of your family should take turns walking the dog each day so that both you and your little canine can get some fresh air. And no, cold weather should not be an excuse to skip out for the winter; just make sure that you keep yourself bundled up. And all the walking that you’ll be doing will keep your body warm anyway!

Do Extracurricular Activities

Encourage your children to participate in extracurricular activities that interest them. They may include football, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, martial arts, or even dancing.And while they’re away, get yourself involved with some fun activities yourself if time permits. Go to a local gym or take some fun, adult-centric classes like yoga, dancing, and martial arts.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to squeeze in physical activity in a family’s daily life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Simple activities can add up to benefit your family’s overall well-being.

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