10 fun family fitness activities
These interesting activities can make your next family vacation more adventurous.
If you're looking for a fun way to spend your next family vacation, consider planning an adventurous trip or outing that combines fitness with fun. Many resorts offer activities and specialized programs that keep the whole family moving, no matter what your interests.
Switching up your lazy beach vacation in favor of more active pursuits is not only enjoyable and memorable but can be good for the whole family. Why? Because when you engage in fun physical activities together, your kids are more likely to model their attitude towards being active after yours – and this can set them up for a lifetime of better health.
There's a good reason to help kids find the fun in staying fit when they're young. Childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. Today, about 1 in 5 children ages 6-19 is overweight or obese. This number has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Encouraging kids to be more active is one way to help them avoid the rising obesity epidemic – and making fitness fun makes it more likely they'll want to move more.
So what types of activities can you plan on your family fitness adventure?
Here are 10 interesting activities to consider:
- Paddle boarding
- Water skiing
- Mountain biking
- Rock climbing