Everybody needs to get at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity three times a week in order to stay healthy. Studies have shown that children who are around others who enjoy being active are more likely to participate in physical activity. Encouraging your family to be active together not only promotes a healthy lifestyle, but it is downright fun!
Making sure your family gets the exercise they need can be a tricky proposition, but it helps to set aside time specifically for being active together. Physical activity adds up, so you don’t need to get all your exercise in at once. That means that you can schedule more time on weekends if you find it more difficult to get active during the week. Plan activities for the family where you can get in your activity, even though it may not feel like exercise. (more…)