In a world where “instant” is already a way of life, physical fitness has become a major concern in many countries, including the United States. 

In fact, approximately 80% of adults and children in the United States do not get enough exercise for optimal health.

That said, here are 4 reasons why physical fitness is an important family activity:

You are helping your kids create healthy habit

When the entire family engages in increased physical activity together, everyone gains from supporting the maintenance of a healthy weight, decreasing stress, and lowering the risks of heart disease and other severe conditions. 

There are a lot of ways to stay active. You may exercise indoors at any time of the year by increasing your walking, and use the stairs rather than an escalator when you’re shopping.

By participating in enjoyable group activities, you may go out and stay active while developing passions that are long-lasting for both you and your children.

Encourage everyone to participate

Make picking the activity a discussion in which everyone takes part to keep everyone involved, including parents, kids, and everyone else. That way, the family knows which activities they are passionate about to keep them interested.

Perhaps one family member wants to play ball, learn how to do karate, while others like hiking or mountain trekking. This way, each member of the family has the chance to do what they like.

It’s a great way to influence kids in a healthy lifestyle

Parents are the children’s first role models. What the children see in their parents is what they usually follow. That said, exercising as a family is a great way to introduce a healthy lifestyle to the kids.

When your children see you put your health first, it will undoubtedly have an impact on how they treat themselves. In essence, you can establish family customs that will benefit your children well into adulthood.

It encourages goal setting

Working toward a shared objective while participating in a family activity can teach your children the value (and satisfaction) of creating goals. For instance, your family members might resolve to attend three weekly karate classes or set a goal of walking 5,000 steps every day. As an alternative, your child might decide to make a personal objective to run a mile in under 10 minutes by the end of the summer. This would provide them with a specific goal and deadline. 

Start incorporating fitness into your family bonding now! 

Now that you see the  advantages of family exercise, you may be wondering how to begin exercising with your loved ones.

The good news is that you can start easily with Resolute! Here, you and your family will get the best instruction and support as a member of the Resolute Martial Arts family. We have created our curriculum to give everyone, in all age brackets, so that you will experience the greatest possible training in martial arts.

Explore our programs here.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach us out.