fitness for families

Functional fitness ideas for families

Parents often tend to have busy work schedules which may limit the time they spend with their kids. I would suggest that you schedule at least 20-30 mins to do family fitness activities during the week; then on the weekends, you can schedule at least 30 mins to 1 hour. Here are some fitness tips that will help families improve their lifestyle while staying connected:

1) Plan a family workout- fun cardio exercises always does the trick. These exercises don’t have to be perfect; all that matters at this moment is that you are having fun while getting fit.

2) Taking a walk in nature: You can go on nature walks on the weekend with the family. Walking in nature not only releases tension from the stress of work but it brings families a lot closer.

3) Play tag: Children love to play tag. You can do this in your back yard or find a park (make sure it is safe to do so). With both adults and children running, this will definitely raise the heart rates and shed some pounds. In the end, the kids would be happy to see that their parents are spending time with them.

4) Playing sports together:  What a fun way for families to connect; parents experience those proud moments when they can teach their kids to play a sport, for example, the late Kobe Bryant taught his daughter how to play basketball.  This, for him, was not just about making his daughter the best female basketball player but it was a time for him to bond with his daughter.  Parents, you might think ” Well, I’m not good at sports.” You don’t have to be.  Find something that you are good at, and pass it on to the next generation.

In life, what matters most are the little things. These moments spent together will have a lasting effect on the family.

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Ronisha Best

Ronisha Best is the founder of Amazingly Fit & Healthy, her aim is to help persons better their health by giving fitness and health tips that will reap results

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