Monday, April 13, 2009
Combine exercise with those dreaded household chores. Gather some small pieces of paper; on each, write down either one chore or one body weight exercise. Put the papers into two different hats, one for chores and one for fitness. Have everyone pick one of each. Maybe Dad gets to clean the bathroom and do a set of squats every few minutes until he is finished, while one of the children is cleaning the kitchen and doing forward lunges, etc--the combinations are endless. Mix it up with yard work, seasonal chores, and even some aerobic components like jumping rope.
Some fitness ideas to try: pushups, crunches, jumping jacks, running in place, single-leg squats, lunges, high knees, stretches, and step-ups.