Become a More Active Family

Physical activity is very important for both children and adults alike, and families that are active together will all benefit. Children need at least an hour of physical activity every day, with adults requiring around two and a half hours per week. Fortunately, there are some good tips that can help your family to become more active.

Setting specific times for activities is a very good idea. Select particular times during the week when everyone in the family is available and devote at least a couple of these periods to physical activity. You might also want to start off the weekend with such activities after dinner.

Another good idea is to include work that needs to be done around the house. Children can get involved with active chores such as yard work or helping their parents planting, raking, vacuuming, or weeding. It is also smart to plan activities that do not depend on facilities or equipment being accessible, such as walking, jumping rope, dancing, jogging, or playing games of tag.

And of course we have to mention, you can always take a karate class with your child. Especially if you’re in the building watching class anyway, you may as well burn some calories and have some fun too!

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