Do you set aside time to exercise as a family?
Is strong health and wellness something you wish to achieve and maintain?
Doing it as a family can be so much fun!
Many people struggle to find the time to exercise during a full day of tasks. However, if you make it a routine as a family like other things you do on a daily basis, it will be easier to stick to.
We checked the “Let’s Move” campaign created by First Lady Michelle Obama for some great tips for the entire family to get moving, including:
- Setting goals that everyone can achieve together
- Scheduling your activity an advance
- Tracking your progress
- Staying flexible! If something comes up, reschedule the exercise instead of cancelling
- Sharing new ideas with neighbors, friends and family and ask them to join in the fun!
We know that starting a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge, but it is so worth it in the end. According to WebMD, “about three out of four children ages 5 to 10 get less than one hour of physical activity daily.” By making a change to include exercise as a family routine, it will help control weight, build lean muscle, reduce fat, promote strong bone, muscle and joint development, and decrease the risk of obesity.
If you already fit exercise into your family’s routine, what are some tips you can offer parents who find it a challenge to fit it in their schedule? We’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comment section!
We hope this information will help you become more aware of the amount of daily exercise your child receives. At our Daycare in Ypsilanti, we’re dedicated to our students’ health and well-being. We want to ensure the safety of our students and their families.