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Tis the Season to Stay in the Game!!

Posted by: Tracy  :  in topic: On the Field, Thoughts

Days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and finding ways to squeeze in sixty minutes of activity for the kids (and us!) is getting tougher and tougher.  When 5 o’clock feels like 8, it can be way too easy to spend prime time vegging in front of your family’s favorite shows!  But, never fear, there are plenty of easy and fun ways to stay active this winter!


Play active games- try Hyperdash, Wii Fit, Wii Active, or other games that keep your crew off their posteriors!


Give back and get fit!  Tis the season to give back!  Volunteer to box items at a food pantry or pick up canned goods from local collection sites and you’ll all stay active while giving back to the greater good!


Commercial Break Boot Camp- instead of speeding through the commercials of your family’s favorite programs, why stay active by using those two or three minute intervals to create a mini boot camp?  Have each family member do as many push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks or squats as you can during each break.  The winner gets to name the exercise you do at the next break!


Embrace the season by trying something new together!  Go cross-country or downhill skiing, rent ice skates, snow shoe or spring for a new sled.  The weather may be cold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find ways to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors.


Take a hike!  Trails take on a whole new look as the seasons change.  Bundle up, put on your boots and check out the views.  Load the kids AND Fido in the car for a trip to your local dog park.  Walk through your neighborhood to check out holiday decorations.  There’s a lot to see out there!  Get moving already!


Fresh air is great any time of year but let’s face it, sometimes the weather is just down right ugly!  When Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, you’ve got to find fun things to keep your team moving.  Try an indoor rock climbing gym; join the Y (and remember to GO!); check out open swim at your local high school; lace up your skates and head to an indoor skating rink; or visit an inflatable playground and bounce around. 


Take advantage of all the season has to offer!  Get involved, stay active and have fun with your family being a part of the action!


Now, Go Get in the Game!

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