Our house is pretty health conscious and we eat well 80% of the time and allow ourselves to indulge now and then too, which I think is so important for a happy and healthy lifestyle. Now that we are parents we really want to set our baby a good example and take regular walks as a family together and want this to become a regular part of family life. Obviously we won’t be hitting the gym as a family anytime soon, but there are lots of fun ways to get fit and spend some quality family time together.
Go on pre-dinner walks
It’s very rare now that families have the time to sit around the dinner table together and enjoy a home cooked meal. I love big family meals and in the future when time allows would like to make them a big deal and include a pre-dinner walk at the weekends. Walking is a lovely form of exercise, especially if you go to a local park or have the countryside on your doorstep. Doing it as a family is even better for some quality bonding time and fun.
Make a game out of cleaning the house
Personally, I love to clean and actually find it therapeutic once I get into it. As a child, I hated cleaning and thought that it was the worst thing ever, but I think I perhaps wouldn’t have loathed it so much if it was sold to me as being fun. It’s well-known that you can burn calories whilst cleaning and it can be a great workout, so why not turn the weekly chores into a game and get the entire family involved?
Blast your favourite music
There is nothing like a good boogie to your favourite songs to dust of those cobwebs and it’s such an easy and budget friendly way to have some family fun and squeeze in some exercise at the same time.
Weekend bike rides
There may be not much time in the week, but I think all of us like to spend extra quality time with our families at the weekend. A big family bike ride is a lovely way to get out and see your local countryside. You could even make a day of it and stop off at a local pub on the route for lunch before heading home.
Ad Break Challenges
A bit of healthy competition tends to run in families and you could use this to have some friendly fun and get fit too. Why not use the ad breaks of your favourite family TV show to challenge each other on how many star jumps or how many jumps on a spot you can do, will the parents or the children win?
How do you stay fit and healthy with the family?
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