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3 Family Friendly Activities to Improve Health

By Virginia Laird

Spring is a great time to get the family outside and active together. Some of these activities can be beneficial to the health of all who participate. Health and wellness experts advise that spending time as a family can strengthen communication, family bonding, and improve mental health of everyone involved. A few activities to consider planning for your family adventure include:

  • Camping is healthy
  • Biking is good for the heart and health
  • Hiking can be great exercise

Camping is Healthy

Camping can be a healthy activity for everyone in the family. While spending time outdoors and in the fresh air, the immune system can get a boost. Soaking up some sun has been proven to provide a dose of much-needed Vitamin D. Research also suggests that camping can benefit sleep. While enjoying the life of a camper, your family may tackle many different activities which provide plenty of exercise. These activities can help the body to burn calories and energy, which can lead to better sleep.

Biking is Good for the Heart and Health

If you are one who needs to improve your health, it may be time to consider taking on the challenge of biking. Unlike typical exercise at the gym, riding a bike allows you to enhance your health by reaping the benefits of exercise and the outdoors. There is no need to feel as though you should begin with a long ride. Starting small can help improve the health as well.

Hiking Can Be Great Exercise

For those looking to take their exercise outside, an activity to try is to go hiking (maybe while you're camping?). There are a wide variety of hiking trails to enjoy while taking in the exercise. My favorite thing about hiking is the freedom to set your own pace. While building cardio on this outdoor workout, the body also gets the advantage of the fresh air, which can boost the immune system and the sun, which can provide a dose of Vitamin D.

With the variety of activities from which to choose, finding something everyone in the family can enjoy may not be as difficult as you had imagined. While having a great deal of fun, the kids will not even realize that it is improving their health. Now is the time to begin planning your family excursion.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vacaville, Calif.

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