Making Family Time Active

Sometimes it feels like everyone in the family is always on the go and moving in different directions. Sometimes also we are concerned about our weight and the weight that our children are gaining. This is common in many families. This is because families of today are very busy. The kids are engaging in extracurricular activities while the parents are spending more time at work. To add to this, our weight can keep increasing in magnitudes we never imagined while our energy levels might be on the downward trend. But despite the business of life and daily activities, being in good shape and good health is of paramount importance. One has to be active. Some of the benefits of an active life are that it helps for a good sleep routine, improves the immune system, makes one more energized, and boosts the heart. Also the risk of type 2 diabetes is reduced while the bones become stronger from activity. So, the question is what should be one’s goals for activities? The author suggests thirty minutes of moderate intense activity each day or 150 minutes each week. To be included is strength training exercises. For children, about 60 minutes of aerobic exercises each week is enough.

Key Takeaways:

  • This blog piece is for anyone who feels that the family is not working together as a cohesive unit because everyone seems to be on the go.
  • In many families today, the weight of the members of the family can be on the increase due to inactivity while their energy levels are going down.
  • There are a lot of health benefits that comes with being active and they include improving the quality of one’s sleep and being energized.

“Families today are busier than ever before, with kids participating in a variety of extracurriculars and parents spending long hours at work on top of shuffling kids between activities.”

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