Tips for Being an Active, Playful Family
posted on October 20, 2017
”Computers, tablets, television, and our electronic toys and conveniences are nice – but, in a way, they’re making us into less active beings. Just because you’re already an adult doesn’t mean that it’s too late to make a change! Parents can get active too – make your family’s health and levels of activity a family concern!”
Posted below is a list of A-Z tips for being an active, playful family. Not all of the tips are included in this post. However, here are several examples.
- A – Adopt a pet if its suitable for your family.
- B – Biking. Go on biking adventures as a family.
- C – Commerical Break Shuffle. Challenge your family to move around during commercial breaks.
- G – Gardening. Start a family garden.
- I – Invent indoor versions of outdoor adventure games. When the weather is no good, it can be fun and challenging to figure out how to transition outdoor activities into indoor activities.
- L – Limit screen time. Set times where watching TV or surfing the internet is okay, and not okay.
- M – Meet up with other active families.
- R – Race for a cause. Find a nearby charity driven walk or run.
- W – Walk as a family. An effective way of building and igniting conversation.
To view an infographic with every A-Z tip and idea about how to develop an active, playful family, visit this page.
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