We certainly live in stressful times. Adults as well as children are buried in the stress of office, work issues, school, tuitions and extra curricular activities. And most often, the rest of the time is spent idle and exhausted. With gadget addiction too becoming a common problem, people have become more sedentary in their everyday routine. Such a lifestyle is bound to cause health problems like high blood pressure, cholesterol, arthrities, spondylosis and other aches. Among new-gen kids, obesity and juvenile diabetes are nowadays very common.
All these problems can be overcome if families work together. All members must make fitness a family goal. The family that works out together lives a healthier life–both physically as well as mentally. When exercise is done in the company of family members, it becomes a joyful activity instead of seeming like a challenge or a great effort. Read on to know more on how fitness time can become quality family time as well:
Go for Walks: Walking is the best form of exercise and if it is in the company of family members, it can be time well spent. Make time in the morning or evening to go for walks with your partner or children and move towards a healthy lifestyle, with family by your side.
Join Swimming/Karate Classes: If you want to bond with your child over exercise, sign up for swimming or karate classes along with him/her. This is a good way of not only getting exercise but spending quality time with your child.
Take Couple Gym Memberships: Working couples mostly do not get quality time with one other so spending time over gym workouts is a good idea. Most gyms offer special memberships to couples, so it will be an economic and healthy choice.
Yoga Classes: Yoga brings in a sense of stability to life—for the young and old. In today’s times of stress, it is advisable to make yoga a part of one’s life. Children, adults and the elderly shall benefit from this as it improves focus & clarity, relieves aches and pains and gives an overall strength to the body and mind. Family yoga time can be a peaceful and rejuvenating process for all, bringing happiness to the entire household.
Work out at Home: If you do not want to head out to a gym or workout studio, you can work out at home. You can do simple exercises at home in the company of your family members. There are umpteen tutorials available online, which will give you a variety of activities to choose from.
Family workout sessions are beneficial in two ways. One, our fitness and overall health improves thus making us more active and energetic. Second, it ensures quality time with the family, which is a rarity in today’s busy times.