Creative Ways to get your Family Exercising Together

   

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Exercise is just so important for all of us, no matter if you’re six or sixty-years-old. A good diet and a reliable family health insurance plan certainly help to keep your family fit and healthy, but exercise is just as vital. Exercise has a number of benefits for all age groups, including helping to control weight and help in fighting diseases.
Moreover, working out regularly will improve your mood and help you to maintain stamina during everyday activities of your life, such as walking up stairs and shopping. In addition to all of this, if you’ve got trouble sleeping, regular exercise can promote better sleep, and if you exercise as a family, you can bond more!
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But while all of this sounds good, the reality is that, when you’ve got a hectic career and a busy life, it can be hard to find the time (and a way) to get your whole family to do some exercise. So we thought of some creative ways that your whole family can do to get their blood pumping while having fun together. 
 1. Dance
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Dancing tends to bring out two very particular but opposing sides to people – some shamelessly bust out every move they can think of when their favourite song comes on, while others impulsively cross their arms and self-consciously shuffle their feet ever so slightly. But when you’re with your family in the living room, there is no need to feel embarrassed about dancing. Just put on the jams and dance around with the kids for 20 minutes – they’ll absolutely love it, and you’ll all get the workout you need. 
 2. Obstacle course
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You can use your creative side and set up something elaborate, or you could just do a basic exercise circuit, but an obstacle course is a way to get every member of the family involved, and it doesn’t cost a cent! 
 3. Fitness TV games
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You and your kids may find yourselves glued to your Play Station, Wii, or Xbox far too often, but you don’t need to always drag yourselves away to get your heart rates up. There are loads of fitness games out there that are ideal for everyone – just make sure you move the furniture out the way so that you have plenty of room to move around. 
 4. Swimming
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If you’ve got a swimming pool at home, great! But even if you don’t, there are public pools all over, so spending a few hours with the kids at your local one is an excellent way to get in some healthy exercise. Swimming is truly one of the best exercises you can do – it puts little strain on your body and works just about every muscle. Many public pools are heated, too, so they’re ideal in winter. Whichever family exercise you decide to do, remember that it’s better than sitting on the couch watching TV! And remember that you can get family health insurance cover for yourself, your partner, and two children from just R807 per month! Main image credit: Pixabay.com


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