Friday, August 29, 2008

Family Fitness Friday

I am very impressed with the number people and families I see each morning walking and biking to school or work together. Way to go!

Despite the heat this week, walking or biking your kids to school is a great idea! Not only is it environmentally-friendly, it gets in some exercise each day.

There are some issues when 'exercising' to work that prevent people from doing it...
Here are some tips to help you out...

*Bring an extra shirt, shoes, and a 'touch up' kit (baby wipes, soap/washcloth, deodorant) with you. Change when you get there.

*Ask your boss if there is a place in the building to store your bike or gym shoes. Then you don't have to worry about theft.

*Eat breakfast while you walk (a bag of shredded wheat is a great choice). (don't eat while you bike...dangerous).

*Invest or find used bike trailer or tandem-attachment for your bike to help pull the kids along.

*Take five mins to hydrate, stretch, and cool off before going into work.

*If walking or biking is too far, consider walking or biking to a bus or train stop. You don't have to use the one closest to your house but a bit away so you can get in a little workout.


Elena said...

Wow.... those are the fantastic tips for the better health of your complete family.

VeganLinda said...

Great tips! My dh has biked to work pretty much every day (even in really cold weather) since he totaled our Ford Escort 8 years ago. It was probably the best accident ever.