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4 Ways to Get Healthy Outdoors As a Family

Compare today’s generation of kids with kids just a few generations ago, and you will notice some huge differences. Sadly, today’s kids spend more time in front of television and other technology and because of that, Body Mass Index's (BMI) are higher, and kids have more health issues. One way to get your kids and the rest of your family healthier is to spend more time outdoors together.

Being outdoors together as a family promotes togetherness, and also encourages more exercise naturally. Being outside also allows children to get more natural vitamin D (which many kids are deficient in). Since they are spending less time in front of technology, they will also not experience the ill-effects of sitting too long or poor posture. Here are a few fun ways to get outside more together as a family.

Have a Picnic

Pack a healthy lunch and enjoy it as a family at a park. The picnic setting may inspire kids to try new healthy foods too. You can enjoy some healthy sunlight and the fresh air, instead of eating with distractions. Try incorporating a nature treasure hunt or a game of tag to get in some activity. Kids will love that they get to spend time with you.


Make hikes and walks more fun with geocaching. Geocaching is basically a treasure hunt using a GPS or mobile device. Once you find the box, you and your family can write their names and even exchange a trinket or toy from the box.

Camp in Your Backyard

There is no need to go far for a fun camping experience. Your family can stargaze, tell stories, and enjoy much needed time away from stress and technology. Have a talent show or dance off to make the night even more fun.

Kayak or Canoe

If you live near water, renting kayaks or canoes is a fun way to burn a lot of calories. These two activities promote teamwork within a family. You will get a great workout and also enjoy some beautiful sights. Just don’t forget the lifejackets!

Getting healthy with your family doesn’t have to be difficult. Just fall back on what other generations did for fun and recreation. The Joint offers family memberships so that the whole family can enjoy the benefits of regular chiropractic care. Aim to get your family healthy and develop close bonds and healthy habits while the children are still young.

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