Encouraging an active lifestyle for the whole family can be quite a high priority for any parent. Ensuring that your children and yourselves are fully fit while nourishing your body with the food it needs to function. So there is no surprise that many parents consider want the opportunity to enjoy quality time as a family, while still embracing their active lifestyle. Yes, everyone needs to live a little, but we still need to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. As the new year approaches, the thought of our lifestyles may be in focus, and you may be wanting to make some changes to increase your fitness levels and diet. So I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you some of the family escapes you can enjoy while still embracing that lifestyle change. It’s time for some fun with kids.
Consider a hiking adventure for a great active choice
Hiking is a great way to enjoy time with your family while still working on increasing your activity. Hiking doesn’t have to be a chore or boring, it can actually feel like you are all embarking on a real adventure into the mountains or forest. Armed with a few essentials in your backpack you can take on the elements. It’s a great way to increase your heartrate and enjoy all the feelings of a good workout, with an added element of family time and fun. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll or a weekend away, hiking could become a family tradition and part of the routine.
Why not make a weekend out of your adventure and go camping?
Hiking is one thing, but combining it with a camping adventure in the mountains somewhere like Davis Mountains State Park could be the perfect combination. Camping isn’t just about sleeping under the stars, although that is a great benefit and wonderful thing to do. But it’s also about problem solving, lifting and hauling camping gear and being at one with nature. Not only a great way to spend an active weekend, but it can also be very educational to learn about the animals and your surroundings.
Jump on your bike and cycle
If you are looking for an alternative way to spend your weekend while still being active, then look no further than a family bike ride. Staying local and enjoying the park and your surrounding, or loading the bikes onto the car and exploring somewhere new is a great way to spend the weekend. But, biking is also a great way to increase fitness and your activity. Plus children love any opportunity to show off on their bikes and enjoy the great outdoors. What’s not to like?
Have fun in the water embracing the sports on offer
Finally, there is nothing quite like getting in the water and enjoying the many activities on offer. That might be swimming, or even water sports like jet skis, water skiing or even some fun water sports. Whether you head to the lake or your closest beach, it’s a great way to enjoy a getaway with the family while still ensuring you remain active.
I hope this has inspired you for your active lifestyle next year.