5 tips for an active long weekend

By ParentsCanada staff on May 16, 2012
Get off your couch and embrace the spring weather this Victoria Day weekend. Enjoy an active long weekend and have fun with the family with these 5 simple tips courtesy of the folks from Sport Chek.

Be active together. Rather than going for a walk with your adult friends, take the kids. You may miss out on the latest gossip, but you’ll be instilling an active lifestyle into your kids’ daily routine.

Encourage your kids to participate in extra-curricular sports.  Sports are a great source of exercise and provide a social outlet for your kids. How do you get your exercise while they play? Walk up and down the sidelines.

Ignore the weather. Spring and summer are bound to bring thunderstorms. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend rainy days on the couch. Have a dance party with your kids or play a round of hide-and-go-seek indoors.

Choose an activity everyone enjoys. Sounds simple, but it requires more thought than you think. Talk to your kids to get a sense of what they’re really interested in.

Avoid using the car whenever you can. If the kids' soccer game is a five-minute drive away, leave a little earlier and go out for a walk. If you want to head to the library, enjoy the breeze while biking there.

By ParentsCanada staff| May 16, 2012

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