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Great Exercise Ideas For The Whole Family.

June 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, Sports, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comWhen it comes to our family, we need to ensure their needs are met as well as our own. We might have an exercise routine in place, but if our partner struggles to get off the couch and our children prefer to spend more time indoors on their smartphones, their health is going to suffer.

Children are becoming more obese, and this is due to a poor diet and hours spent in front of the television. The sad truth is, more kids than ever are putting themselves at risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. As a responsible adult, it is your job to get your family out of the house and into hobbies requiring regular exercise. Of course, that is easier said than done. Should you talk about going somewhere with no wi-fi connection, you may not be guaranteed the response you are looking for. However, don’t give up trying!

Here are some fun activities that may not appear like exercise, but are sure to help you and your family get fit.

Go on vacation

Your first priority is getting your family out of the house, so why not do it for an extended period. Whether it’s a weekend or something longer, you need to do something that doesn’t always require an internet connection. Forego the idea of setting off for sunnier climes, and find a holiday that will require some level of activity.

You could go camping in the outdoors and spend your days going for walks and swimming in nearby lakes. You might also take your family to dedicated outdoor activity centers where you can all take part in activities such as rock climbing and canoeing.

When you return your home, your family may be so energized that they want to continue some of the activities they have been involved in. There will likely be places nearby that offer families discounts, such as the local leisure center or indoor climbing rooms, so do your research.

Go for a bike ride

Kids, as well as adults,  will often hate the idea of walking. However, cycling can seem like a more attractive possibility, despite the added exertion. Therefore, get on your bikes and head off for somewhere scenic, such as the local park or nearby areas of beauty. You could make a day of it, so load your bikes into the car and take a picnic with you.

Get sporty

Now, many people are put off the idea of sport because of bad experiences as children. Your own kids may not enjoy the idea of kicking a ball around unless it’s something they do on their games console. Think outside of the box, and put your family in these bubble football suits which will suddenly make playing soccer a lot more enjoyable. Go to your local sports center and see what activities are on offer. If you take part in a sport as a family, be it wacky or traditional, you are going to create some wonderful bonding moments.

Staff Writer; Peter Hall

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