- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A great way to make and keep healthy habits for your kids
is to involve the whole family. Now that spring is here, include exercise into your daily family routine
. Come up with fun and creative ideas for the whole family.
While you are out power walking or going for a jog, take the kids along
on their bikes, rollerblades or skateboards.
Enroll the whole family in a fitness class
, like tennis lessons, karate, or parent/child yoga.
When all your friends and relatives ask what your child wants for a birthday gift, involve fitness
. Ask for a scooter, soccer ball, baseball gloves and bases. These are all perfect for promoting a healthy lifestyle with outside activities.
Plan family outings
at a park such as a wilderness trail, There are plenty to choose from in the Richmond
area. Or have a pick-up football or softball game, ultimate Frisbee match, or game of tag
. All these activities will promote cardiovascular health for the whole family.
But it isn’t only the obvious options that help you stay healthy. Keep in mind that cleaning your home burns calories
too. Also, don’t look for the closest parking spot to the grocery store door, park a ways away and walk.
Maybe after dinner tonight, your whole family can go for a walk around your neighborhood