Stay Fit while Spending Quality Time with the Family

July 24, 2011

This is a guest post by Nan Gibbons.

You’re a parent. You need to spend quality time with your family but it’s getting hard to when you are so busy all the time. Well, what if I told you that you could do that AND stay fit at the same time? Your mind must be blown, but here are a few ways you can balance your family leisure and fitness time.

Wii Fit

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B000VJRU44″ alt=”Wii Fit” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZeUHZBIsL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”160″ height=”103″]The Wii Fit is a great way to get some exercise while spending time with the kids. It features a bunch of fitness activities that you can do on the provided mat. It really is like having a home gym except it keeps track of your calories and other useful information. That way, you will know how much you should work out as well as how much you should control your food intake. If you don’t own a Wii, I know there is an alternative for the Xbox 360 that is very similar.

Swimming

If you are fortunate enough to own a swimming pool or even live close to a community one, that is another fun activity that can be done with your children while getting exercise. Make sure you are equipped with necessary pool supplies so that your children are safe. Doing laps or playing any various pool games will help you get some exercise while enjoying some time in the water!

Bicycling/Rollerblading

If you are just trying to get some exercise and don’t want to just walk around the neighborhood, teaching your child how to ride a bike or rollerblade will be beneficial for both of you down the road as they grow older. It allows you to enjoy the fresh air while spending some bonding time with your children as they increase their physical activity. Find a biking trail near your residence and explore some wilderness!

These are just a few of the many ways you can stay fit while spending some quality time with the kids. Be creative with it and have fun! It’s always nice to get away from the stressful work environment every once in a while.

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