Keeping Fit With Family
I was on a run the other day and I had a family of four zip right past me! One adult, and three adolescents in what I believed was a father/uncle with his sons/nephews on a competitive run. It was heart-warming to witness because I believe this is how things should be... fitness should be a family affair.
Improving your family's fitness culture involves:
Daily family member involvement
Involve your family members in the activities you like to engage in. If you like to run, grab a few bodies in your household to go with you. If you like to hit the gym, go pay for a family member/spouse and hit the gym together. Fitness and family is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Get active together.
Weekly family runs
Consider having a family fitness day once a week on the weekend. My parents organize what we've come to know as a 'Sunday family run' where numerous family members are invited for a run and breakfast. It's a wonderful social event and those that don't run, don't eat. You can consider setting up your own activity based family event, it's doesn't have to be a run, it just has to involve some movement.
Let's not just meet to eat and drink as a family, you should endeavor to make exercise a core part of the link up.
Men, lead your households towards fitness. Exercise has a myriad of benefits and ones which your family would no doubt gain from. Take a keen interest in the health and fitness of your family and be the captain of your family's team. Don't start escaping to the gym while your madam is doing her hair; take her with you. Let her leave that wig on the table. She'll find it when you're done working out. Don't allow your kids/dependents to simply watch TV the whole day and do nothing but open and close the fridge. Let them put on their sneakers and accompany you on your fitness adventures.
Stay healthy together by working out together🏃🏿♂️🏃🏾♀️
2/1/2021 09:42:52 pm
Awesome read! And very true. Might just take this up in the near future. 😊
2/2/2021 08:06:59 am
Positive feedback:) I sincerely hope you do!
2/7/2021 10:00:10 pm
This is indeed a healthy way to live will adopt that.
2/1/2021 10:49:48 pm
I can definitely attest to how having everyone in the family has encouraged me to get serious with my own fitness journey. Thank you 😍
2/2/2021 08:08:53 am
"Men, lead." -- We walk the talk...literally! LOL. It's family fitness over everything!
2/1/2021 11:46:56 pm
I have definitely been encouraged by this piece to involve my family in my fitness adventures. The 'Sunday family run' really sounds like a wonderful way of socialising,
2/2/2021 08:17:26 am
I'm so happy to hear that! I just want to inspire positive re-alignment in how families operate. I promise that once you host your first Family Sunday Run you'll never look back! It'll quickly become the 'new normal' for your family. So please, give it a shot. And you're welcome chief!
2/2/2021 02:34:09 am
Another amazing read! Thanks Mr M.
2/2/2021 08:19:54 am
You're making me feel like DJ Khaled on the blogs; ANOTHER ONE! Lol! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment:)
2/2/2021 10:27:58 am
Linking family with fitness, excellent! It improves the time you spend with family from quantity to quality. Keep it up.
2/6/2021 04:20:50 am
Yes! Family time and fitness should be merged activities! I knew a family man like yourself would appreciate a blog post like this.
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