The weather is turning, flowers are blooming, and...your kids are
about to have a break from school. Must be Spring. Time to get outside
and reacquaint yourself with some healthy outdoor activities. Take the
opportunity to get fit and spend time with your family simultaneously.
Check out the suggestions below for wellness activities for the whole
family. After all, actions DO speak louder than words
Hiking doesn't always require mountains and wild animals. Even walking
the Brooklyn Bridge has it's great views and health benefits. Check
out http://www.everytrail.com for
great area hikes.
Go Fly a Kite
Fun? Yes. Exercise? According to the Scripps Research Institute, yes.
Flying a kite requires scapular stability, core strength, and balance.
And, depending on how much the wind is helping you, it can be a great
cardio workout too. Just getting outdoors with the family can put a
smile on your face, which has also proven to produce positive health
Focus on the Fitness
Making beds and mopping the floor is usually not that fun unless you're
doing it to get stronger and feel better. Use household chores as an excuse
to spend time together and workout. If you create a more meaningful purpose,
like family time and health, then any normal task can take on a whole
new meaning. Check out some more great family activities from Michelle
Obama's "Let's Move" campaign.
The good news is that just spending time with family and friends
stimulates healthy hormones, releases stress, and lowers blood pressure among
numerous other health benefits. Take advantage of the warmer
temperatures and longer days by getting out and having fun with those
who mean the most to you.
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