I’m filling in for Tsh over at Simple Mom today, writing about three things our family does to get outside for family fitness. I’d love it if you came over to say hello and let me know your favorite outdoor family fitness activity!
In an era where more and more families are getting their exercise from video gaming systems, it is more important than ever to encourage outdoor family fitness. Yes, any exercise – even “plugged in” exercise – is better than no exercise, but with a generation of kids spending less time then ever outside, we need to remind our children that fitness and fun are possible without a TV screen and a video game controller.
Getting outdoors to exercise gives kids a chance to unplug from the television and air conditioning and get out into the fresh air and sunshine. Finding outdoor games to play that encourage family fitness gives Mom and Dad the perfect excuse to revisit some of their childhood favorite games, too.
Some of our family’s favorite activities that combine exercise with the outdoors include hula hooping, playing tag, and jumping games.