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Active Family Fun

Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections between all of you. With a little creativity, you can find a way to make it work for everyone. Here are a few outdoor ideas to get your family focused on fitness:

Visit your local park. Ever wonder why it's called the Department of Parks and Recreation? It provides places for people to have fun outdoors. You can’t help but be active and play while in a place of recreation, and the great outdoors is full of these opportunities. The more you mix up your activities, the more fun you’re going to have while getting fit. These outdoor activity options have something for the whole family:

• Hiking, walking, jogging, backpacking, walking the dog, climbing

• Swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, rafting

• Biking, mountain biking, rollerblading  

People spend thousands of dollars and several days traveling to do some of these same activities. You could be doing them every day for free or next to nothing. Sharing these activities with your family multiplies the fun and can actually boost your results!



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