Tips on Family Fitness

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exercise kids_3427_20090107We have put together some exercise tips and ideas for a family to do together to stay happy and healthy throughout the year.

Getting Started
Before starting a family exercise program you must choose activities that will suit everyone, here are some factors to consider:


  • Age
  • Gender
  • Joint Activity
  • Making it fun for everyone

13 helpful family exercise ideas:

Making it a Routine

Once you have narrowed down what types of activites are right for you and your  family, you should build exercise into your entire families daily routine.  **Remember to make exercising a recreation for everyone not a chore.** 

Set Realistic Goals for your Children. 

In an article featured on “Family Fitness Experts” website they suggest that you reward your children once they have reached their goals.  Choose appropriate rewards, while keeping health in mind.  “The rewards should be something that the children themselves want, and maybe even choose, but make it tailored to the whole fitness experience.”

Benefits of Exercising as a Family

Committing to an exercise program will improve your entire families quality of life, as individuals, and as a whole.   Bringing the family together will create:

  • Quality Time
  • Shared Interest
  • Motivation

It is never too late to start doing something good for you and your family!



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  1. Hipson Wisely  December 13, 2009

    I love to read articles that are informative, Thanks again for a nice site

  2. Amalia Groesbeck  December 20, 2009

    I just latterly made a post about this same thing! To be honest though I believe I liked your article better.

  3. Wilfredo Pianka  December 20, 2009

    How did you ever find out all this information?

  4. Judie Terney  December 23, 2009

    Is there a specific routine for building muscle for somebody that has a hard time building muscle?

  5. jburke  December 24, 2009

    Thanks guys for all the great feedback!! It is very encouraging to write more pieces like this when I get a lot of positive comments!!

    A few tips for finding informative health & fitness information: WebMD has a great section on their website, just type in “fitness” in their search box. Also, sites like Mens Health, Women’s Health and For a shortcut, just google “Family Fitness Routines” and it will show you a lot of different site options.

    Judie: Here are a few helpful sites on how to build muscle mass:

    I hope these sites help guide you in the right direction!!!

  6. Gay Maurice  December 25, 2009

    Where did you find all this info re Muscle Building?

    • jburke  December 28, 2009

      I just went to google and typed in “muscle building tips” (to break it down even more, you can type men or women @ the end). Every blog I post, I always include all the sources from where I got my research, so you should be able to click on those links as well! Hope this helps! 🙂

  7. Laverne Favila  January 1, 2010

    I’ve made it my new years resolution so I am trying to stick with it.Liked the post.

  8. Marx Crnkovich  January 3, 2010

    It seems like good research has been done. Looks great.


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