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Archives for Family Fitness

Initiating the Cycle of Fitness

by Angela Yorke July 30th, 2012| Biking, Family Fitness
Cycling is an activity that is easy to maintain if you do it alone or with a fellow enthusiast. Conversely, sustaining this fitness habit may appear more challenging when you have young ones in tow.

The easy solution would be to leave the kids out of it entirely until they’re

Hiking with Children

by Angela Yorke July 2nd, 2012| Family Fitness
If you’re thinking about physical activities that would be suitable for the family, you can go on hikes with young children with relative ease - as long as you plan properly for it. The main thing to remember when bringing children on a hike is to not expect to

Taking It Outside

by Angela Yorke June 4th, 2012| Family Fitness
One of the best ways to get the whole family involved in fitness is by taking it outdoors. Not only will there be nowhere to hide from the resident fitness fanatic, it’s likely that your family will wind up having a good time as well.

One such outdoor activity is

Just Running with It

by Angela Yorke May 7th, 2012| Family Fitness
Parents are usually a major influence on the fitness activity in which a child expresses interest. Running is relatively easy to start with, the most significant expense being a good pair of shoes.

Naturally, any responsible parent would be wary of overexertion. As with adult newcomers to any activity, children

Fit Families Improve Home Finances

by Angela Yorke April 9th, 2012| Family Fitness
Getting the family to create and adhere to a fitness program is the first step to a life that is healthier and generally happier. Mood improvement aside, it’s likely that becoming a fitter family will also have a positive impact on your finances.

An unhappy fact about being unhealthy is

Bad Weather Exercise Options

by Angela Yorke March 15th, 2012| Family Fitness
Aside from winter, there may be other occasions when it just isn’t feasible to exercise outdoors with your family. For example, you wouldn’t want to brave a torrential downpour when leading the family out on a run, although you might do that if you were out on your own.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Exercise & Teens

by Angela Yorke February 16th, 2012| Family Fitness
Exercising with your family is easy enough when children are young. They haven’t developed the inertia induced by watching TV, being online, and/or playing video/computer games for hours on end, and they do what you tell them. For most parents, the challenge is when children hit their teens, especially

The Benefits of Exercising as a Family

by Angela Yorke January 16th, 2012| Family Fitness
Everyone knows that leading an active lifestyle is more than just to look good in photos. Exercising is a means of achieving better health, which is something many families have become aware of, and because of which, have started exercising together.

If you have a family fitness routine, it means

Exercise Routine During the Holidays

by Angela Yorke December 19th, 2011| Family Fitness
One of the enduring ironies of the holiday season is that we usually accomplish fewer things in a day even though we have more time to do so. An exercise routine is one of those things that tends to be neglected when the holidays roll around, because, well, it’s

Budget Family Fitness Activities

by Angela Yorke November 22nd, 2011| Family Fitness
Group activities, such as those aimed at making your family fitter, often sound like they can be dauntingly expensive, as things involving a lot of people tend to require large expenditures; however, unless you insist on premium gym memberships and/or high-end exercise gear for everyone, you don’t have to

Family Fitness Habits to Practice

by Angela Yorke October 24th, 2011| Family Fitness
Getting your family to live more healthily isn’t just about getting 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week, although that’s a great way to go about it. One of the major misconceptions about fitness is that you only have to incorporate regular physical activity into the

Sneaking in Time for Fitness

by Angela Yorke September 26th, 2011| Family Fitness
Did you know that September 24 was Family Health and Fitness Day? I didn’t, but the day, which targets the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, has been marked for 15 years, and it encourages families to make time to get and stay fit together.

Often, time is one of the
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