With the rise of the TV and the Xbox, it seems that families are becoming more out of shape and less healthy. I think that they key is to find healthy hobbies that your whole family will love. Here are a few of my ideas for hobbies that will contribute to your family’s health and allow your family to have fun.
Running is a very healthy hobby. While you and your whole family can just go running, you can also play games that incorporate running. You can play soccer or ultimate frisbee. You can also play flag football or a game of tag. Running along streets gets kind of boring, so instead, you could take your family to a nature trail and go trail running.
Golf is a great hobby provided you skip the golf cart. Your family will get a nice four mile walk for each round that they play. Golf also allows a lot of time for talking, and talking with your kids is a great way to build your relationship with them.
Golfing can get expensive, but a great hobby that costs nothing is swimming. Just look for a local lake or beach and take the family swimming. It is an exceptional full body exercise and it is important that your children learn to swim at an early age. You’ll feel a lot safer around pools knowing that your kids know how to swim.
Mountain biking is another great family activity. It will get you and your family out of the house and breathing fresh air. Mountain biking is a great way to explore parks and trails, but it does take some technical skill. Start out on easy trails until your family develops the skills to tackle tougher trails and make sure that everyone wears a helmet. Always put safety first.