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Getting Outdoors
Create a family activity day at least once a week
.
Tis is the time when all of the
family spends time together sharing a fun activity outdoors
.
Te name of the
game is injecting some physical activity into your day
.
Place them on a list
.
Each time you have an
activity day, take one suggestion from the list
.
But, what activities can you do as a family that
will be rewarding physically and mentally
.
Here are some
summer workouts
that you can
begin with
• Bicycling
If everyone doesn
'
t
know how to ride a bike, this is the
perfect time to learn
.
Bike riding
builds up the leg muscles and also
your cardiovascular ftness
.
You
can ride and talk about your day
.
Go to the park and have a leisurely
ride
.
• Basketball
All you need for
this is a hoop and a ball
.
Have a
family pick
-
up game afer dinner
or afer work
.
You can divide into
teams and play for points
.
Even
better, play games to see who has
to do the most chores that week
.
• Hiking
Explore your outside
world with your family
.
Even
though you are having fun and
exploring, you are burning tons
of calories on a hike
.
And, you get
to learn about nature
.
Combine
it with a camping trip for a fun
weekend getaway
.
• Swimming
You don
'
t even
have to have your own pool
.
If
there is a neighborhood pool or
one at the gym, use it
.
Doing laps
is an easy way to gain muscle tone
all over your body while you have
fun
.
Take a water aerobics class as
a family
.
Tere is no shock to your
joints so it benefts both young and
old alike
.
Parents can fnally keep
up with their kids
.
• Backyard games
One of
the ofen neglected parts of the
house is the back yard
.
Act like a
kid again
.
Play kickball, volleyball,
soccer, fag football and many
other games that will make you
sweat and give you great memories
to hold on to
.
Let everyone choose a fun
activity that they like
.
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