Remember when the lockdown was imposed and everyone spent their time in their houses watching Netflix, eating junk food, and spending an unreasonable amount of time sleeping? Well, despite the change in policies and lowering of restrictions, a good amount of the population is still living under the same impression. You might even find your own family acting this same way. While you may have been able to get out and work, your children or spouse might still be living the same pandemic-isolated life.
Why Exercise is Important
Physical movement and exercise are quite important to be included in your everyday routine. It is known to benefit and improve your heart health, protect you from diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Increasing evidence has shown that exercising has been linked to the improvement of brain function and memory. It can also help in improving the quality of sleep hence, fixing those irregular sleep cycles.
So, if you are thinking about getting your family to be more active then keep on reading because we’re throwing some great tips to help you out!
1. Simplicity is Key
Rather than jumping into a proper full workout, start off by taking one step at a time like going for a walk or riding a bicycle. Take out time for you and your family to step out of the home and get some exercise by either walking in a park or taking a round around the neighborhood. Since you’ll be joining your children, they are most likely to look forward to it by next time.
2. Fun Family Games
There are a lot of family games that require a lot of movement. After dinner, invite your family to take part in these games which can be just running around the house playing tag, chasing a ball, or even turning exercise into a fun activity.
3. Get Working
If you have work around the house like painting rooms, gardening, or fixing the car, try involving your children to help you. This will allow them to spend their time more wisely, keep them active, and have you spend some one-on-one time with them all while making lifelong memories.
Children love to spend their time getting creative. Try using that as a tool to find your preferred family activity to keep everyone on the move.