Staying active on rainy days

Staying active on rainy days

Summer has been going by so quickly; we really have to make the most of it! While, overall, we have had a wonderful and sunny summer so far, we have to expect some rain at some point. To enjoy this summer to the fullest, we recommend using every day to your full advantage. With school approaching closely, the kiddos will be cooped up for most of the winter, so enjoy this time together and get active, even on the rainy days!

Going to the gym

Going to the gym can be a great way to stay active. Most gyms have summer programs for parents and kids to get involved in and make friends. Getting active isn’t the only benefit to this activity, making real connections will benefit your kids as well!

Exercise videos

With the wide variety of streaming options and video programs, you can exercise indoors if that sounds better for you. You will have an unlimited amount of options and all the members of the family can choose what they would prefer to do for exercise. The Internet is abundant with activities and games for kids to stay active.

Clean

Get the family to help you clean the house! Organize and get everything looking great. This will be a double benefit, your house will be clean and you’ll be getting fit at the same time. If you want to go even a step further, redecorate your home! Moving furniture is definitely a workout.

Get out and enjoy the rain anyway!

There’s nothing wrong with getting active in the rain. Go for a walk, hike or bike ride. Go to the duck pond and feed the ducks. Go to the park and play. One thing that you should do if you decide to get out in the rain is dress appropriately and stay warm and don’t stay out too long, we don’t want you to get sick.

Physical activity is so beneficial and important to yours and your families’ health. Take action and get active, even if the weather is yucky. We hope you take these suggestions and use them to keep active! Let us know if you have any suggestions to add.

For any other questions about health or staying healthy, just reach out to us and we can discuss any questions you have. We enjoy helping our patients and keeping Alaska healthy!

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