Family Health and Fitness day is tomorrow, and we want to make sure that there are a few small things that you remember as you make your plans for the day! 1) Tomorrow is, first and foremost, about family. While getting healthy and exercising are both great things, one of the best parts about Family Health and Fitness day is that it gives you an opportunity to do something together as a family. So regardless of how active you are, make sure that you block some time away during your Saturday and spend time with each other. If you don’t have a family nearby, that’s ok! Take tomorrow to focus on you.
2) Keep everyone hydrated. Especially if you have something active planned, staying hydrated is a must. Make sure you’ve got plenty of water available, and don’t forget to take drink breaks while you’re working out!
3) Get everyone involved. This shouldn’t be a forced event, it should be something everyone is excited about participating in. Let everyone have a voice! Have everyone contribute an idea about what they want to do, and go from there. If you have enough time, try everything! If not, let everyone vote. Doing something the kids are excited about will help make the day more enjoyable for everyone.
4) Have fun. Today’s about spending time together, but it’s also about showing your family that exercising and eating healthy can actually be fun when you do it together and when you approach it creatively.
The goal of FH&F day is to encourage healthy lifestyle habits within families. The younger you start practicing healthy eating and exercising, the easier it is to keep up these habits as you grow older, and the healthier you’ll be!
Use tomorrow as an excuse to get your family’s health and fitness on track. Share your story with others. Be an inspiration to the people around you.
“Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be today’s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together…something we don’t spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.” –Alan Thicke