Getting Started on Family Exercise
Tailor a family exercise program to your children's ages. If you have a 4-year-old, play games a child that age likes to play.
Make getting in shape a family commitment. Schedule time during the week to exercise together.
If family members are of varying fitness levels, exercise at a level most comfortable for the slowest, least-fit person.
Plan a family fitness vacation once a year.
Join a family-oriented fitness club or the YMCA.
Unless you and your children are evenly matched, fitness activities shouldn't involve adult-child competition. It's better to just exercise together.
March 21, 2017
Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN