Long Lasting Habits Begin At Home
Did you know that only one in three children are physically active every day, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. (1)
According to the Department of Health and Human Services:
More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.
More than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth.
Enduring in a healthy lifestyle is more than just getting fit and/or slim. It is promoting a longer and healthier future for your children, and their children. In an article published by Piedmont States; Jennifer Hopper, M.S., ACSM-HFC-CET, director of Employee Wellness, Worklife and Fitness at Piedmont states;
“It’s really good to engage the whole family in physical activity.”
She continues by saying; “studies have shown that to prevent type 2 diabetes, kids need as little as 15 minutes a day of exercise, while adults need about 30. Children are naturally more active than adults, so aim for 30 minutes each day. Then everyone wins.”
With June 8th being National Family Health and Fitness day, take this day to partake in some physical activity as a family. Check out these fun-filled activities the whole family could enjoy!
Not only is hiking a good chance to become educated and one with nature. It is a great way to distract the kids and create a sense of adventure. Looking for some great places to go, Click Here.
Each family member pick their favorite physical activity (Kickball, wiffleball, frisbee) and set up each as its own event. You can break up into individual teams or everyone for themselves. Pick a theme and even have everyone create their own jerseys. Instead of a one day bonding event this can turn into a whole weekend.
With so much distraction in the world today, finding an easy way to develop and ease the mind is a big essential in everyone’s life. Teaching the concept of focus and concentration, yoga can strengthen the mind and body for both adults and children. Fun poses and challenging moves eliminates the boring persona that many attach to the activity. At Motivate Fitness we have a ton of yoga classes taught by inspiring and expert instructors. Click here to learn about our different series.
Don’t let the fitness and health last one day. It is important for our children and ourselves to create long lasting beneficial habits. After all, long lasting habits begin at home. Join us Saturday, June 22 from 12 to 1 p.m. for our Free Family Fitness class taught by our head Health and Fitness coach and Motivate Fitness owner, Bill Tokmajian. (Click here to register) At Motivate Fitness our two priorities are great health and strong families. Our environment is not only open to adults, but also to the youth. To learn more about how we can help you and your family, contact us today!