Exploring a Nearby River by Canoe

Going down a river on a canoe can be a lot of fun and you will find that it is the perfect way to enjoy nature with the whole family. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to understand the river you are going to be boating on to avoid any issues that could get in the way. For example, you want to know if you are allowed to canoe on that particular river or if there is an area that Read the rest of this entry »

Got a Pooch? Explore a Dog Park Together

If you are a dog owner, then you know how important it is to ensure that your dog is healthy and in good shape at all times. After all, you want him or her to live a long and happy life. There are many ways to go about doing this, such as by feeding your dog a balanced diet and ensuring that he or she stays active. However, finding new and exciting ways to keep your dog active can be difficult, especially Read the rest of this entry »

Make It a Walk Instead of a Drive

Most Americans depend on their car to go everywhere. If you are one of those people, then you may want to consider walking more instead of driving. Walking is one of the simplest exercises that you can do. You can do it almost anywhere at any time, so you can very easily squeeze it into your busy day.

If you live within two miles of your job, then you should consider walking a couple of days out of the week. You can park further away Read the rest of this entry »

Cooking Healthy is a Family Affair!

This is not an uncommon scene around the family dinner table; children and adults alike pushing steamed veggies around their plate and never taking a bite, or even worse, full on temper tantrums at the mere mention of the word broccoli. Have you ever found yourself feeling like the role of dungeon keeper while simply trying to get the kids to eat a healthy meal? Well here is a news flash, eating right doesn’t need to mean suffering!

One of the key’s to getting everyone to eat Read the rest of this entry »

Shopping Together for Fresh and Healthy Foods

What better way to shop for healthy foods at the grocery than by doing it with your family? When it comes time to restock the cabinets and refrigerator, go to the store together so that everyone has an input on what to get for the meals for the week. Each person can choose the healthy foods he or she likes to eat. You can decide on meals that the entire family will like instead of making the decision yourself and the family not eating anything.

Begin your shopping trip in the product department. Let each Read the rest of this entry »

Best Swings and Tallest Slides: Finding Your Favorite Playground

Playground and outdoor play environments can be a wonderful chance for children to enjoy themselves, make new friends and get the exercise needed to maintain a greater state of health. Exploring your neighborhood and city in an effort to find the best swings, slides and other equipment available means that your children will never have to lack for a place to play. Making a day trip to the best playgrounds in the city can be a fun and enjoyable experience for the entire family.

Local parks and playground options could be less than ideal, leaving your kids Read the rest of this entry »

Family Friendly Sports Clubs in Your Area

Family friendly sports clubs in your area can offer the entire household the chance to enjoy a stimulating and rewarding range of sports and activities. If your family is interested in ways to have fun, get more exercise and find new ways to enjoy the time you have to spend together, a sports club could be just the answer you have been in search of. Locating a sports club that can offer age appropriate activities and resources for the youngest members of your household as well as options for their parents can Read the rest of this entry »

Exploring Your Neighborhood on Family Walks

There are great reasons to force your family off the couch and around the block. Few people realize the myriad health benefits gained by living a more active lifestyle. We also tend to overlook the value of quality time spent with our families.

Walking is a low intensity cardiovascular exercise. It is good for you without requiring that you end up drenched in sweat and sore for days. The truth is that many of us Read the rest of this entry »