With the fall weather approaching, there are many opportunities to have fun together as a family. From football games to fall festivals, take advantage of the changing season to reconnect as a family and make fitness part of your routine. Here are four ways you can be active together as a family.
Play in the Backyard
There are many fun activities you can organize in your very own backyard! Touch football, Frisbee, tag and kickball are just some of the things you can do at home. And they also don't cost much money! Other traditional sports that can be modified for your backyard include soccer or volleyball. A trampoline can also provide endless entertainment for you and your family.
Support a Good Cause
Road racing is becoming increasingly popular, and many charitable organizations hold 5K run/walk events to raise money and awareness for their respective organization's efforts. This is a fun way your family can get fit together, and many events also host one-mile fun run events for younger children. Find out what events are available around the state from the Mississippi Track Club.
While many adults might find household chores daunting, you can make them fun for your family! Crank up the music and let everyone choose which chore they would like to tackle. Washing cars can also be fun - especially when everyone joins in a water fight at the end!
Not all video and computer games are sedentary! The latest generation of video games are designed to help you get moving! Some of the activities you can find for video game consoles include yoga, dance, skiing, boxing, tennis and much more! Some of the gaming systems can even chart your workouts and monitor your progress!
Being active as a family is not only fun, but also helps to establish healthy habits early in life for kids. Set a positive example for your family by making fitness a fun part of the time you spend together. Learn more about the benefits of being active as a family from WebMD.