When you get home from work, there is a chance all you do is sit down and relax with family. While family time is great, summer and fall should be a time to be active with family rather than relaxed. There are simple things you can do to make your afternoons and evenings more active. Today, we’re going to go over a few ideas to make family time more productive.
Go for a Walk
The most obvious choice is to go for a walk once everyone is at home. You can take your walk before or after dinner. However, you should keep in mind the local weather and neighborhood. Taking a walk with your family can help you bond as well as get in some much-needed exercise.
Play a Dancing Game
If your family is a gamer family, then products like Just Dance or Dance Dance Revolution might be your style. After dinner, why not make your gaming into something a bit healthier. Either take turns or have a dance party with everyone for thirty minutes to an hour. Compete to see who can get the best score and reward yourself with a healthy snack at the end.
Spending time moving with family doesn’t always have to be in the world of physical fitness. Rather try working within nature. At the end of a summer workday, bring home some flowers and take to gardening. If you have a garden, teach your children how to tend to it and keep it thriving. Spending time gardening is not only good for your health, but it’s also good for family bonding as well.
Though more boring than the other items on the list, cleaning is a great way to get off the couch and get moving with the family. As an added bonus, your home will be better off than it was before. Try putting on music and creating competition. However, be sure that everyone is doing it right the first time around. When it comes to cleaning, it’s better to move slow and get it done right than to have to do it twice or even three times.
Work With Fido
If you have a family pet, then getting them exercised and trained is a task only for the active. Try going outside to throw the ball, taking him or her on a walk, or even running around in the backyard. Don’t forget the treats so that you can make sure your pet is learning along the way.