With most people avoiding public spaces, large groups, and social gatherings, it’s really no surprise that fitness is one aspect of daily life that’s taken a backseat. With office running on a roster basis, schools still resorting to virtual classrooms, and business meetings taking place on various apps, most of our lives have gone digital.
Yes, fitness too has taken the digital route with group workouts becoming online sessions, and spare rooms being converted into at-home gyms. However, how many of us are truly active, like we used to be? With most of our days being spent glued to various screens, online fitness is probably the last thing we want to do.
But what if there was a way to get the whole family up and about? We have some recommendations that will get you and your family moving, making fitness a priority once again.
Go On A HikeIf you’re lucky enough to travel outside the city with your family at one of those many homestays across the country, don’t forget to make the most of your evenings. Taking a hike along those nature trails is not only a great way to sightsee, but also makes for a great cardio workout for the whole family.
Dance NightsWhy not change things up a bit and substitute movie nights with dance? Put on some great music and get your kids to shake their hands and legs. Dance isn’t just a fun activity, but provides a great full body cardio workout. Just make sure to include a few dance moves that will have you work every muscle and make you sweat.
Turn Daily Errands Into Fitness ActivitiesIf you’re used to driving to your nearest supermarket, we suggest substitute that short drive with a long walk to your local market. It’s perhaps convenient to get all your supplies at one store, but the walk to your local vegetable vendors will give you that much-needed exercise, and the bags will add for some weighted cardio. Get your kids to accompany you so that they get in a bit of fresh air, and some movement as well.
Have A Weekly Sports DayWhether it’s badminton, football, or even a race, dedicate one day (preferably a weekend) to some outdoor activities. Take your kids to the park and enjoy a quick sport. It’s a great way to get the blood pumping, and break away from the monotony of a regular at-home workout like cardio or yoga.
Walk The DogYes, it can be just as simple. But, instead of a quick walk in the park, make it longer and a family activity. If you walk the dog twice a day, a 30-minute walk can serve as a great way to stay healthy, and give your kids a chance to understand the responsibility that comes with having a furry member in the family. In fact, if you live in an apartment building, take the stairs as much as possible. It will only add to that calorie burn.
Remember, while fitness is an important aspect when it comes to healthy living, make sure to not push too hard, and take all the necessary precautions when venturing outside. But most of all, make it fun. Nobody will want to participate when it’s something they HAVE to do.