HEALTH: The Family Workout

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By Monique Bartlett
December 4th, 2013 Edition

One of the biggest challenges when trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle is how to make sure you make enough time for yourself and your family. Usually most people make them mutually exclusive but you don’t have to. Why not do something that involves the whole family so not only will you all be together but you will also be keeping healthy together as well.

No matter how many of you there are or how old each of you are there are always things you can do together. The easiest thing is to go for a walk. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s something that you can all do. It can be done in almost any weather and is easy for everyone of most ability levels to do. You can also take it up a notch and go for a bike ride. Whether it’s on two wheels or three, it’s still fun for the whole family.

If you want to take it up a notch, why not learn a sport together. It could be something like tennis, soccer, baseball or hockey. They’re fun, a little competitive and it’s exercise but doesn’t feel like it. It builds team spirit and sportsmanship and also builds patience and character. Who knows, you may even find a future professional athlete in your family.
Make no excuses. Just get out there and do it. Have some fun, build the family bond and stay fit and healthy together.

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