Get healthy together
By Joe Downie, Certified Physical Fitness Instructor
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in
your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve
the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same
time develop stronger connections between all of you. With a little
creativity, you can find a way to make it work for everyone.
How to start
First, decide what level of participation your
family is ready for. If your entire family is committed 100%, you could
go as far as setting up a Family Olympics. If it's a struggle to get
your family to do anything together, starting out small might be the
better option. You may simply focus on educating each them about the benefits of exercise—in a smart way.
Bombarding them with stats each morning as they come down to breakfast
might not be the best option. Put up a healthy living bulletin board in
your kitchen (or use the fridge door) with articles and other resources
that will help get your point across without having to say much of
anything. For example, if one child is an athlete, an article about a
successful athlete who commits to fitness could go a long way. Or, post
a story about a young person who had trouble focusing at school but
started exercising and saw an amazing difference.
You are only limited by your creativity!
To see the full article visit Sparkpeople.com.
Posted by Horizon Fitness at 06/10/2008 11:47:17 AM |
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It is only intended to inform and educate. Always consult a physician before engaging in any exercise
routine or acting on any information or advice contained on this website.