Now that school is back in session here in Utah, kids may find it harder to get necessary regular excercise. Not only that, but Fall weather in Utah is amazing and should be enjoyed! For this reason, we suggest implementing a family excercise routine to help everyone get at least 30 min of activity every day, as recommended by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition . Here are some ideas for getting excercise without a gym membership, without leaving the neighborhood, all while enjoying the great fall weather.
1.) Have a Sports Night: Lawn bowling, ultimate frisbee, croquet, badminton, corn hole, and horeshoes are simple, inexpensive, fun games that can keep you and your family occupied for hours. We reccommend making this a weekly occurence to build your children’s skill and encourage friendly competition.
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2.) Coin-Toss Walk in the Neighborhood: Take a penny with you and every time you reach a corner, flip the coin to decide where you will go. Flipping a head takes you to the right, flipping tails takes you left. Take turns flipping the coin. This is a fun way to get out and move and kids love the added surprise of “Where to next?”
3.) Work in the Yard: Weeding, planting bulbs or herbs, raking, and mowing can be great exercise and a great way to get chores done while you exercise. Not to mention, planting a garden with your children can be an educational experience as they grow and harvest ingredients for their own meals.
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Getting the family moving together is a great way to stay fit and enjoy quality time together. Submit your ideas for great ways to enjoy Utah’s beautiful weather this time of year in the comments section!
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