With spring break or any break from school, it can be easy to throw your feet up on the couch and binge watch your favorite shows or movies. However, breaks from normal routines can also include breaks from sitting on the couch! Have fun being active as a family with the following tips:
1. Take a walk around the block – jazz up a family stroll by allowing every member of the family to choose a way to move around the block for 20 seconds at a time. Some ways to move can be to walk backwards, dance (like salsa dancing), or skip. Make it fun and show your community your moves!
2. Come together for a spring clean – did you know that you can burn between 150-200 calories per hour doing housework? Everyone can take a job and work together to make your house sparkle! Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing baseboards tend to burn more calories, but even light dusting gets your body moving and burning calories!
3. Make some healthy recipes – pick out recipes as a family and prepare them together. Even kids as young as one can help mix everything. This break in routine can give you lots of time to pre-make meals full of fruits and vegetables. Portion out and freeze leftovers for healthy meals when the routines get busy again. Check out the Let’s Move! STL recipe page for some tasty dishes!
Breaks in schools can allow for some great opportunities to keep your family healthy! Have fun and share the active and healthy things your families have done!