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Lifestyle Family Fitness
Fitness for the whole family. It has a certain ring to it, does it not? It is very nice to see a happy family, in the park, say the mother, father and child, each riding on their own bicycle, smiling or laughing and getting some exercise at the same time.
Lifestyle family fitness is a good kind of fitness because when you make fitness your lifestyle and you involve your entire family you will get some wonderful results, and your children will be able to appreciate the benefits of fitness at a very early age.
Lifestyle family fitness may include all types of fitness exercises and routines, fitted within the day to day family life. For example you could, like I said before, go out biking into the park, but this is not an activity in day to day life, so I will use examples that are closer to routine activities and tasks included on everyone’s daily agenda. One thing you can do, to turn your child onto sports and physical activity, would be to buy them a new track suit, in their own size, and allow them to wear that suit when going outside. This will be a message for other children meant to stimulate sports and other children will see your child in that track suit and instantly think that your child is up for some sports, let’s say playing baseball, basketball, football, soccer or whatever.
Another thing you could do to make your child more fit would be to go out shopping, say once per week, and buy more stuff, and perhaps a bit heavier stuff. Then, you can ask your kid to help you carry the stuff into the house, or even take your kid with you and ask them to carry the basket of goods, following you around the store. Of course, this might sound a bit Machiavellian, but you do not have to burden your child with hundreds of pounds of stuff. Calculate a bit and see how much they would be able to lift and carry. If you do this on a regular basis, your child will grow slightly stronger every time and will benefit from a healthy development.
Lifestyle family fitness may also include fun games played with the entire family, like volleyball or Frisbee or something like that. Also, you could go on a family road trip to the mountains. A hike up the mountain or some hills, if there are no mountains in your range, is a very healthy and beautiful way of spending time with your wife, husband and / or children. While you are up there you can enjoy the fresh air in the great outdoors, have some fun in the sun and whatever else you have heard in those slogans from advertising campaigns for expensive locations you have never heard of.
The bottom line is that lifestyle family fitness can be easily achieved if you know what you are doing and you have a desire to achieve a change in your lifestyle and in the lifestyle of your family.