Active Family Traditions to Start This Year

by Jackie on May 10, 2016

We all enjoy spending time at family celebrations and parties with friends. This year start a few traditions that will get you and your loved ones moving! Here are a few ideas on how to spend active quality time with your family this year.

 

Young family runningGive back to a charity

Check the internet or newspaper and find a local charity run and or walk.  There are so many organized races and runs in the summer.  Look for a local run and sign up with friends and family. The energy and crowd along with your family and friends will be inspiring and motivating.

 

Enjoy a family walk

Instead of a traditional workout, schedule a family walk to look at nature around the neighborhood.  Family bonding time meets calorie burn.  Pre or post-dinner, walking is a welcome way to spend time with loved ones while enjoying the weather and staying off the couch

 

Play like a kid again

Play with the kids in the sprinklers or enjoy a game of tag.

 

Shop til you drop

Don’t forget that summer shopping burns calories!  Park far away from the mall or store and get in some extra steps and skip the escalators and elevators and go for the stairs.  If you have one, wear a pedometer, you may be surprised at how many steps you get in on your power-shopping trip.

 

What new traditions will you start this year?

 

Jackie

Jackie

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
I'm a fitness nut. I know what you're thinking, one of these people who has never been fat a day in her life, and can eat whatever she wants. The truth is I struggled with my weight growing up and lived in a household where everything seemed to be fried. Once I got away from home I realized I had the choice to eat and exercise how I wanted. I've gained a lot of insight into working as a personal trainer, and feel I can relate to others that were in my situation. I think if I can do it then you can to, and if you want to start kicking butt then hop on board and lets get started.
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