Ways To Stay Active as a Family

In this digital age, it can be difficult for both adults and children alike, to unplug from tablets, phones, and video games that have become such a large part of our daily lives. However, making small changes to your daily routine and incorporating ways to stay spry and fit as a family has many health and wellness benefits. Try these three activities for a summer filled with fun for the whole family!

Have an After Dinner Dance Party

It’s understandable that after a long day at work and then cooking dinner for the family may leave you too tired and unmotivated to do much. However, why not turn off the TV, put on your favorite dance music, kick off your shoes, and get the entire family in on some dance time! Not only will you be solidifying a family bond, but you’ll also be burning calories!

Gardening

Gardening is a great way for some active family time and it doesn’t have to be a chore. Whether you plant vegetables, flowers or both, getting a little dirt under your nails won’t harm you! Here are some of the health benefits of tending to a garden.

  • Boost your mood
  • Relieves stress
  • Have better weight control
  • Improve cognitive skills
  • You’ll eat healthier with a vegetable garden

Walk Your Dog

Pets can be great motivators when it comes to exercise. A family walk with your pet can keep you all active and comes with a host of health benefits such as:

Staying active can help reduce your risk of cancer, increase heart health, and has many other health benefits. To learn more about how you and your family can lead a healthy and active lifestyle, our blog has an abundance of helpful health tips and information. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you and your family stay healthy, visit parrishhealthcare.com.

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