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Generate More Energy with Your Family by Getting Outside

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It’s Day 26 of the UBC. The end is near!


We’ve spent a lot of time chatting about the benefits of fitness and getting your body to generate more energy. It’s probably starting to seem very normal to get up off the couch and get outside. That’s wonderful and important but the idea of being fit doesn’t end with you, it includes your whole family.

If you’ve been struggling with low energy levels, it’s entirely possible that your family is too. Since families tend to operate as a unit and influence one another, being sedentary, eating poorly, and feeling sluggish could be a universal thing. That’s why it’s important to address health and fitness with the family as a whole.

There are some great ways to help your family generate more energy. Simple tweaks that help everyone could be-

  • Eating healthy meals together
  • Helping family members set boundaries
  • Creating bedtime routines
  • Challenging family members to play board games
  • Finding outlets for fun

Another great way to help family members generate more energy is to get outside. There are lots of benefits to getting outdoors with your family that generate energy AND create memories.

Ways to Get Moving as a Family

Take a hike- Enjoying a fun hike with your family can be invigorating and educational. Using hiking time to discuss native plants, animals, and other important aspects of the landscape makes exercising educational. While their bodies are being active, so are their minds.

Head out on a road trip- Seeing something new is exciting. Traveling to a new place and engaging in fun activities you may not have in your own backyard is an excellent way to get revved up. Even children get excited for new experiences that they can’t always have in their hometown. Head out for a road trip, walk around and see what’s going on.

Do some chores- Assigning chores is a healthy way for families to learn to be responsible as well as stay healthy. Being in charge of a chore like mowing the lawn, painting a fence, or raking leaves can teach important skills and create a sense of pride and accomplishment. This positive reinforcement helps generate energy and enthusiasm for a job well done.  

Enjoy sports- Whether you play sport activities together or support a family member playing on a team, outdoor sports are a wonderful way to generate energy and enthusiasm. It’s fun to watch a loved one participate in sports and it’s a great time to be social.

Conclusion

Families who play together, stay together. Being active together keeps families fit and energized. Encouraging your family to get off the couch, unplug from technology and do fun things outdoors is a great way to increase everyone’s energy levels.

Loving Life — The Reboot!

Dominique

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Generate More Energy with Your Family by Getting Outside

19 Comments

  • Jaime Brainerd

    Hello Dominique, I am a big proponent for outdoor family fun. Recently, my family and I read a blog post from a fellow blooger this week about a paint chip scavenger hunt outdoors. The family each matches the colors on the paint chips with ones outside. I never would have thought of that, but it is a unique way to mix things up and create a new perspective on family time in nature. Thank you for sharing ways to boost family energy.

    Sending lots of love and gratitude,
    Jaime

  • Martha

    Excellent advice and tips! We are outdoors more than in. Lia loves hiking and going on nature walks. It’s not only good for exercise it can be a learning experience also while having fun in the fresh air.

  • Ivan Jose

    I love activities outside with my family. Before the pandemic, we used to travel a lot as a family and we also go to the mall on weekends. I find that these activities recharge me. Now that we are still in quarantine, we take afternoon walks in our front yard which my kids love.

  • Ann

    I try to forse myself to get outdors atleast a few minutes every day, and if I don’t get that walk in I most likely will get a headache. And I do agree with you, you get more energy when you go outside for a while 🙂

  • Natalie

    I love spending time with my family. We love setting our Sundays for adventure. We go to the beach or on walks, or bike rides. We cook and hang by the pool. It is important to create these memories.

  • Cam

    Family is so important. Regardless of blood relation, your family is your tribe that sticks by you no matter what. Love this article. I have dinner and movie nights with my parents a couple nights a week and it keeps me so centered.

  • Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    I absolutely agree with this! Fresh air always gives me such an energy boost. And my husband and I feel so uplifted and energized after our daily walk. It’s amazing what a little fresh air can do for us! Thank you for the lovely reminder and awesome suggestions for outdoor activities!

  • Blair Villanueva

    We live in Victoria where we are surrounded by many places for a good hike and long walks (including camping). It is enjoyable for our family to do bush walking and discover many things along the way.

  • Elise Ho

    When my kids were younger we always did plenty of activities together. Now that they are older, they are following suit and doing the same but now they come to us.

  • Anosa Malanga

    Going out is really a great bonding experience. Since we are limited to traveling nowadays, we see to it that we do bonding too. Having activities in our backyard, enjoying our togetherness while still in the house.

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