4 Activities to Keep Your Family Fit

Family fitness doesn't have to be a burden! Here are 4 activities your family will look forward to that can help keep your family fit.

Go Fly a Kite

Go Fly a Kite

If you ever flew a kite as a child, you probably remember the thrill and sense of accomplishment when your kite caught the wind and soared to amazing heights. Not only is kite flying a great way to spend an afternoon with family and friends, it is also a good workout for your core and helps improve balance and stability. Not to mention, it's just plain fun.

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Hiking Sign

Go Hiking

Hiking is a great way to enjoy nature, breathe in some fresh air, and maintain fitness. Often when we think of hiking, we think of long treks through the wilderness with a backpack full of survival gear. But hiking can be a much simpler endeavor thanks to the thousands of city, county, and state trails available across the country. TrailLink is an excellent online resource for finding trails. One of our favorite hikes is along the "Rails to Trails" system that is growing in popularity in the U.S. These trails have been converted from old, unused railways and are typically smooth and flat.

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Family Running 5K

Train For and Run a 5K Together

Training for and participating in a 5K as a family can be a fun experience that isn't as difficult as you might think. Even if you or your family members are couch potatoes, there are some great training programs available that can have you running a 5K within 8 weeks. Running a 5K with family or friends is also a great way to set and achieve a reasonable fitness goal together. Here are some great tips to get you started!

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Family Playing Badminton

Play Sidewalk Badminton

Did you know that badminton is an Olympic sport? It is also a great way to spend time with family and friends while getting exercise. And badminton doesn't require much equipment. Yes, you can purchase elaborate badminton kits with nets and boundary markers, or you can simply use some racquets and a birdie. In China it is common to see people young and old playing badminton on the sidewalk with no net!

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Brian DeLay

Brian DeLay is an airline pilot living in the Midwest with his wife and three children. As an avid runner and cyclist he has completed numerous half-marathons, marathons, and cycling "century" rides, and serves as the race director for the Run for the Ridge 5K. His favorite activities are those he shares with his family. Visit Brian on Google+

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