1. Change the furniture around
Get the kids involved in deciding how the room would look better. And while you’re at it, place the chairs so that they favour conversation and games over TV watching. Nothing like a few hours of humping chairs and tables around to get those bodies working.
2. Take them shopping
... and don't let them ride around in the trolley. Older children who do not get easily tired can easily clock up an hour's walk in one shopping trip. This works especially well with teenagers and trips to clothing stores. And your wallet will get a workout too...
3. Challenge them to a race
Or a cricket match. If you get a game started between yourself and the kids, you’ll probably enjoy the challenge too. Even wrestling on the bed is great for them to test and develop their strength against yours. (You might want to get reinforcements involved if your kids weigh more than you do.)
4. Take a hike
Or go for a walk before supper. Make it interesting for little ones by counting how many cats – or electric fences – you see. Start a conversation about something interesting and you can easily clock up a kilometer or two. It's a great way to bond with your children and keep fit at the same time.
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