Health Tip: Become an Active Family
Small changes add up
(HealthDay News) — Getting more active should be a family affair. It can even be fun if you approach it the right way.
The American Council on Exercise suggests:
Have an open and honest conversation with the family about why it’s important to be more active.
Don’t nag family members to get active. Instead, plan fun, adventurous outings that get everyone moving, such as biking, hiking, bowling, canoeing or swimming.
Buy inexpensive sports equipment, such as mitts, balls, racquets and hula hoops.
Set limits on family screen time. But if you do watch screens together, opt for a physically active video game for the whole family.
Have fun, enjoy yourself and set a good example for your kids.
— Diana Kohnle
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