Family, fitness, and fun. Do they even go in the same sentence? Well, yes they do. Keeping fit with your family can be so much fun, especially if you have little ones to keep your interested. There’s so many more things you can do than if you were just going to the gym, or going for a run on your own. Kids imaginations run wild, this is no different when it comes to sports and activities. So, whilst you still can, wrap them up warm and get some family fitness on the go with these simple ideas.
Running is one of the best ways of building up your fitness levels, especially your cardiovascular endurance. It’s also a great way of clearing your mind and feeling refreshed, especially now that the colder months are bearing down on us. You need to make sure you’re properly prepared if you’re going to run this time of year. Trainers such as the ones on the Brooks running shoes sale. Even though you’re going to get a bit warm on the run, wrapping up warm to begin with is essential if you don’t want to get an injury. Now, running isn’t exactly the most exciting for children, and they’re most likely not going to be able to run for long. But one thing they can do that’s way more fun is ride a bike. That way they’ll easily be able to keep up with your pace, and they’ll have a lot more enjoyment from doing so. Biking isn’t as physically demanding for them either.
Now, we mentioned that your kids could bike in the previous paragraph. But what about a family biking trip out in the open somewhere. There are so many fabulous nature trails across the country, and in most states. It’s obviously a great way of keeping fit as well. Just like with running, it helps to build up cardio vascular levels. But it does also help to improve muscular endurance at the same time. It’s a lot easier for kids to bike, and if they’re not at the age where they can ride a bike yet, there’s always stabilisers to help them along. You could take a picnic, bike round your local nature trail, and stop to have a bite to eat surrounded by some beautiful scenery.
Family Dodgeball Game
Dodgeball is a well known sport across the US. Every school plays it, and you and your children will most likely have already learnt the rules, especially if they’re at a high school age. Yes, the game is a little more intense, but it’s so much fun. The rules are pretty simple. Don’t step over the middle line, and don’t get hit by the ball. This one is a game for the extended family as well. You definitely do need a few more players. So round everyone up and have a fun day out whilst still keeping fit. Your kids will love it, and the adults will definitely love getting a bit of payback for all the times they’ve been annoyed by the family. All you need is a big open park and some cones to set a barrier and middle line. And a dodgeball of course. If little kids are attending, get the softer ones.