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Fitness Fun For The Family

By Virginia Laird

Getting the entire family excited about getting in shape can prove to be a chore. Still, it is imperative to put the overall health and wellness of your family first. Experts admit there are a wide variety of activities from which to choose which can get your family started in the right direction. Some of these include:

  • Tackle a hiking trail
  • Hit the pool
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Head to the park

Tackle a Hiking Trail

Hiking is a fun activity that can help the entire family burn some calories. There are a variety of places where hiking can take place. Keep in mind as you plan an outdoor adventure with your young children you may need to select a shorter trail, as well as one that offers little in the way of difficult traction. Health and wellness experts suggest that springtime is a great time to get outdoors and start checking off the long list of hiking trails near you.

Hit the Pool

Swimming is another fun activity which provides a workout for all who choose to participate. With summertime quickly approaching, swim lessons as well as open swim can be great fun for the entire family. Research suggests that swimming can burn up to 400 calories in an hour, making this a great activity to help keep the entire family healthy.

Go For a Bike Ride

For many families, biking is an activity for all. Young children can enjoy a bike ride while riding in a chair attached to an adult bike. Older children can ride along on their own. Enjoying a bike ride to a local park can provide exercise for all and quality family time. With spring in the air, there has never been a better time to begin spending time outside.  

Head to the Park

Most communities are littered with city parks geared for families to enjoy. With a host of activities to take part in, the park can be a great place to begin changing the health of your family. Consider making a daily trip to the park to help your children learn to enjoy activities that provide exercise enough to positively affect overall health and wellness.

Start today planning various ways to enjoy some family time while getting some exercise.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Charles, Mo.

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