10 Fun Fitness Activities the Entire Family Can Enjoy

Good health is something we all want for ourselves and our families. And when considering our health, it is important we include fitness and exercise into our daily routines. But it can be hard to keep the whole family fit if you aren’t sure HOW to keep them fit!

Benefits of exercise and fitness for the family:

  • Decreases the development of illness and chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease
  • Helps with maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improves balance, flexibility, and mobility
  • Improves bone health
  • Builds healthy habits for children
  • Helps children burn energy
  • Lifts mood
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Reduces stress

Here are 10 fitness activities that the whole family will enjoy:

  1. Riding a bike. Cycling is known to have many benefits (link bike blog). It is good for your bones, joints, brain, heart, and lungs! Research has also shown that it helps to put you in a better mood by releasing endorphins, the “feel-good” chemical in your body. Bicycling for just a few minutes a day can provide your family with tremendous health benefits and is also fun to do.
  2. Walking. Though this may sound simple, walking can actually be fun and is also very healthy. It is good for you physically and mentally. Studies have shown that walking just 10 minutes a day can help prevent disease and lead to a longer life span.
  3. Playing a sport. Playing a sport like basketball or baseball is fun and can provide a wide range of health benefits. Running and jumping are great ways to burn energy, burn fat, and build muscle. It is also a great way to teach sportsmanship and teamwork!
  4. Dancing. There’s nothing better than cranking up the music and having a good dance! Dancing is something family members of all ages can enjoy, and it is a great way to get your heart pumping!
  5. Hiking. Hiking is a fun way to get a good work out and a great way for the whole family to enjoy the great outdoors! It provides all of the health benefits that a walk in the park would give you with the added bonus of beautiful scenery.
  6. Wii. Going outside may not always be an option for your family. In these cases, doing an indoor activity like playing the Wii Fit games can be fun for everyone. The great part of mixing exercise and gaming is that people of all ages and ability levels can enjoy it.
  7. Gardening. You’d be surprised at how much physical exertion goes into gardening. In fact, research has shown that gardening is as good as weight training when it comes to preventing osteoporosis. And kids may be more likely to eat their veggies if they know that they are the ones that planted them!
  8. Skating. Whether you prefer roller blades or a good ole’ pair of four-wheel skates, skating is something that the entire family will look forward to. It is an exercise that is easier on the joints than running or jogging with all the same health benefits of the two activities.
  9. Hula Hooping. Nothing can get you moving like a hula hoop! Did you know, hula hooping can burn more than 500 calories in an hour? And they come in all sizes so they can be enjoyed by any family member.
  10. Jump rope. Jumping rope is a great family exercise because it is fun and can be enjoyed at different expertise levels. It is a great way to burn calories, get your heart pumping, and give you a good sweat; which are all factors that lead to good health.

Fitness and exercise can be enjoyed by people of all ages and staying fit together as a family is a great way to help the whole family stay healthy while also building a strong bond and creating healthy habits. Fitness is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and knowing your health can be beneficial for the whole family as well! Having an understanding of your health helps you make better decisions for your health and, in turn, for your families health.

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