Want your family to be healthier and happier, well exercise offers both of those benefits and more. Exercise makes your body healthier by controlling your weight and increasing your stamina, while reducing your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Exercise additionally stimulates your brain so that it releases natural chemicals that make you feel relaxed and happy. There are a variety of exercises that your family can do together including all fitness levels and ages.
Dancing is a fun activity that all members of your family can participate. People can dance anywhere, especially at home. You can turn on some good music and dance around your house with your spouse or kids, laughing and having fun while at the same time getting in a good cardio workout. Dancing to just 10 songs gives you an excellent 30-minute workout at the least and burns 200-300 calories.
A family walk after dinner is a calming way to get in exercise and relax your body for a good night of sleep. Studies have shown that children sleep better and longer hours with regular exercise and fresh air, so do adults. To add a bit more stamina building to your walk, take time occasionally to have short length races with quick bursts of speed. These help increase your heart rate and boost your energy levels.
Exercising together as a family additionally increases communication and quality times spent together as you have fun and push each other to farther limits.