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Family Activities That Burn Calories

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When you make the decision to be more active in your daily life, you inspire those around you to do the same. If you have children, it's important to show them how you stay active and healthy, so they can follow your example. The best way to do this is to make it fun! There are tons of activities you can do with children of all ages to get them up and moving. Plus, it gives you more things to do during summer break. So clip on your nuyu® Activity Tracker and get ready to have fun burning calories!

Young children respond well to music - it can teach them new vocabulary and engages their minds. It also gets them up and moving. Find some music that your small children like and start dancing - you can roll around on the living room floor or take the dance party outside.

Take the whole family outdoors!Take the whole family outdoors!

Walking in the Park
Take advantage of the sunshine and fresh air with a walk to the park. You'll increase your daily step count and you can teach your kids about nature. Try making a game out of it - see how many flowers you can spot or catch some bugs for a science project.

Playing Catch
When the weather is hot and you don't feel like moving much, find a shady place to play catch. It burns calories and builds hand-eye coordination. If you have a dog, get him in on the fun, too!

The beach is the perfect place to burn calories while keeping cool.The beach is the perfect place to burn calories while keeping cool.

Gardening is fun because it gets you into close contact with nature and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Show your kids how to grow their favorite veggies and fruit in a small garden. Get some measuring sticks so they can keep a record of how tall their plants get over the course of the season.

Visiting the Mall
Sometimes the summer weather can just get too hot. But that doesn't mean you have to stay at home on the couch all day. Head to the mall and walk around in the crisp air conditioning. You can window shop at your favorite stores and your kids can pick out something small to take home. It's a great way to increase your daily step count.

There's no better way to cool off than a dip in the water. Visit the local beach or community center for a splash. Your nuyu® Activity Tracker is water resistant, so you can keep track of your movement even when you're doing laps!