It’s not nearly as hard as you think! Staying happy, healthy and toned – even shedding a few pounds – doesn’t always require sweating it out at a gym. Between 30 and 60 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week should help your family do the trick.
Here are some fun and easy things that you and your kids already do at home that are helpful – and healthy!
|Basketball||One hour||291||General fitness, maintain weight, cardiovascular exercise|
|Biking (fast)||One hour||291||Builds strong legs, strengthens cardiovascular and general fitness|
|Swimming||One hour||255||Exercises the entire body, strengthens lungs/breathing capacity|
|Walking quickly||One hour||138||General fitness, cardiovascular exercise|
|Tossing a Frisbee||One hour||109||Cardiovascular workout, improved co-ordination and balance|
|Bowling||One hour||109||Fitness, flexibility|
|Cleaning the car||One hour||225||Bending, stretching and strengthening muscle groups|
|Walking quickly||One hour||285||General fitness, maintain weight, cardiovascular exercise|
|Mowing the lawn||One hour||323||Cardiovascular exercise, leg and glute strengthening|
|Gardening||One hour||338||Increased muscle strength, tone and agility|
|Alpine Skiing||One hour||600||Increased muscle strength, tone and agility|
* Based on an 80-pound child and a 165-pound adult