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June 16, 2024

Get Moving and Grooving: Making Fitness Fun for the Whole Family

Welcome to Week 3 of Sweet Summer Habits! This week, we’re embracing the “Fitness Fun” concept and exploring ways to get the whole family moving and grooving. Exercise doesn’t have to feel like a chore—it can be enjoyable and exciting for everyone involved. Let’s explore some ideas for making fitness fun!

Weekly Athlete Spotlight

Pushing boundaries, breaking records!  Kevin Durant once said, “Once [the confidence] kicked in, along with my work ethic and the people I had around me to push me…that’s when it clicked for me.” 💪 Did you know fitness can also be fun? Download this week’s activity sheet at www.itstimetexas/ssh and get inspired to push your own limits!

Fitness shouldn’t be a punishment but rather an opportunity to have fun and improve our overall well-being. We’ll discuss the importance of making exercise enjoyable for the whole family and its numerous benefits, including improved mood, increased energy levels, and better physical health.

Ideas for Enjoyable Family Fitness Activities

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and get moving! We’ll share a variety of family-friendly fitness activities that are both fun and effective, such as:

  • Going for a family bike ride or hike in a nearby park or nature reserve.
  • Have a dance party in your living room with upbeat music and silly dance moves.
  • Playing outdoor games like tag, relay races, or frisbee.
  • Trying out a new sport together, such as soccer, basketball, or tennis.

How to Incorporate Movement into Everyday Life

Fitness doesn’t have to be limited to structured exercise sessions—it can be integrated into our daily routines. We’ll explore ways to incorporate movement into everyday activities, such as:

  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
  • Walking or biking to nearby destinations instead of driving.
  • Doing household chores like gardening, vacuuming, or mopping can also double as physical activity.

Fitness Challenges and Games Inspired by the Olympics 

Channel your inner Olympian with fitness challenges and games inspired by the Summer Olympics. From timed obstacle courses to mini “triathlons” involving running, biking, and swimming, these challenges will add an element of friendly competition and excitement to your fitness routine.

Resources for Finding Family-Friendly Fitness Events in Your Community 

Looking for more opportunities to get active as a family?

  • Local fun runs, walk-a-thons, or charity races.
  • Community sports leagues or recreational programs for kids and adults.
  • Outdoor fitness classes or boot camps are held in parks or public spaces. Stronger Texas virtual fitness and nutrition classes are free and available in English and Spanish and in various formats (Zumba, yoga, mixed fit, and more)!

Incorporating these ideas and activities into your family’s routine will make exercise enjoyable, create lasting memories, and foster a lifelong love of fitness. So grab your sneakers and get ready to move—it’s time to make fitness fun for the whole family! Don’t forget to download the habit tracker sheet for this week!

 Connect with our Telehealth Coaching team to work on your health goals!

Check out these additional resources to support your health journey this summer! 

  • Read the “Create Better Health” Blog for more information on cooking healthy meals on a budget, buying and preparing whole foods, understanding food labels, practicing safety in the kitchen, and much more!
  • Visit “Pick It! Try It! Like It!” for resources to use in the classroom or at home!
  • Head to Myplate.gov to learn more about making healthy food choices!

 

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