With the end of the school year, comes planning for the next. One of my goals for the summer, and for next school year is to begin working out together as a family a few times a week. This will meet the PE requirement in our state, and will give us something to do together.
Benefits to working out as a family
Working out as a family has many benefits. Starting this routine now will ensure healthy habits begin at a young age in our children. It also allows us to spend time getting healthy together as a family.
There are a few different physical education activities we can do year round, regardless of the weather.
You Tube Videos
A quick search on you tube for family workouts will bring up a lot of different options. Some of our favorites include walking videos, family dance videos, and kids exercise videos.
We love the wii and play on it a few times a week. Our favorite is Just Dance videos for kids. We also enjoy bowling and tennis. There are tons of Wii video games available and some can even be rented from the Redbox!
The Great Outdoors
When the weather is nice we enjoy going out on a hike at our local state park. We also enjoy biking, and getting out doors together as a family. When the kids and I have a rough day and we need to get some fresh air we will load up and go for a walk.
Making Physical Education Happen in a Fun Way!
Set a time and day each week and pencil in family fitness. Make physical fitness a priority by making it happen! Working out together as a family can be a lot of fun and competitive! Set goals together as a family. Strive to walk one more mile next month. Or set a goal of participating in a half marathon by the end of the year.
When you make physical education a family affair you will be ensuring better health for your family for a lifetime. Homeschool families have the benefit of spending more time together, why not make some of that time spent being physically active?
Misty Bailey is a wife to Roger and a homeschool mom to three beautiful blessings. She resides with her family in Southern Ohio. She loves helping new homeschoolers and has a free Homeschool 101 eBook for those getting started. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.