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GET THE FAMILY MOVING

Getting the whole family active


People regularly ask me how to get their family more engaged with exercise from toddlers to teenagers to sedentary spouses.

Family Activity

Here are a few ideas:


Set the example - Kids learn by doing so take the lead and show them physical activity is fun and part of a healthy lifestyle. Cut screen time usage across the entire family - Set clear limits around screen time and ensure there are no mobiles, game consoles, televisions, or tablets turned on at the dinner table.


Initiate family group activities - Go for a walk in the park after Sunday lunch, take a stroll down the high street, or a trip down to the coast for a walk on the beach. You don't need to be playing sport, just keep them moving.


Buy family friendly garden toys like a trampoline, football goals, badminton rackets, a table tennis or croquet set. A trampoline is always a fun choice and also focused activity on the trampoline is a great way to tone one's brain as well as the body. Try jumping in the same spot alternating sitting and standing positions - an excellent way to add brain training into your healthy family playtime*.

* Tip from Bernadette Tynan

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Holly Davidson

Currently practices as a Level 3 personal trainer and fitness coach. An excellent motivator who will get you moving.

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