Our first guest post.
I am honored that our very first guest post is written by Zara Lewis. Zara is a mother of two, designer and promoter of healthy living. She enjoys hiking, cycling yoga and cooking. You can read more of Zara’s great tips at High Style Life where she is a regular contributor. You can also follow her on twitter. Today she is sharing on a subject that is very important to my family. Enjoy!
Best sport activities to strengthen the family bonds
The fast pace of modern living can take its toll in many different ways. Having little time to spend with your family is one of them. Still, there’s no place like home and nothing can provide you with a complete sense of calmness and happiness like the company of your loved ones.
There are many options and activities that can tie the family together such as eating meals together, playing board games, reading books or watching TV shows as well as some fun sport activities. Throwing in some fun exercises into your family time will not only strengthen the relationships between all of you but also provide some mental and physical benefits that boost the general health.
When it comes to choosing the best sport activity for your own needs, it will all depend on your likes and dislikes, and you can try many different sports as well. Take a look at some of the most beneficial sport activities for the whole family to get a general idea.
Every once in a while, you should reserve a whole weekend for a meaningful visit to the nearby mountain. Hiking and mountain climbing is very fun for all age groups which makes it perfect for a family outing. By being surrounded with nature, you can take this opportunity to teach the kids about flora and fauna as well as provide some good lessons in proper outdoor navigation. What’s more, if you opt for camping later on, there are various games and activities that you can all play together and that way enjoy yourselves even more.
Get those wheels turning
Children simply love anything with wheels. Bicycles, skateboards, hoverboards and roller blades are the go-to ‘vehicles’ for cool kids. If you want to bond with your kids more, it would be great to take up some of their favorite means of transportation and ride around together. They’ll appreciate your effort while you’ll be able to reminisce of your own youth. Moreover, the benefits you’ll all get from spending time together like this in fresh air are very significant.
Wet wet wet
Swimming is definitely something that can be considered the most enjoyable out of all sport activities. There are just so many water games that can make this family experience complete. Thanks to indoor pools, you can take your whole family for some wet fun throughout the year. If your kids don’t know how to swim, you can use this opportunity to teach them and get rid of their fear of water, thus creating an even stronger bond of trust between you.
Ice is nice
Ice skating is very appealing for all age groups but especially for young kids. With the immense popularity of the movie “Frozen”, you can let your worries and stress go and have some amazing time with your whole family at the ice rink, pretending that you’re characters from the movie or simply enjoying the magic of crystal ice and general atmosphere. Help each other keep balance or try different moves like the pros do – you’ll definitely leave the rink happier and closer to each other.
Team sport such as soccer is a great way to bring the whole family together and even some of your friends, too. What’s more, soccer doesn’t only boost the team spirit, but is actually a sport that’s very beneficial for health, physical development and stamina. Most local soccer centers have family classes available, but you can also get some proper soccer gear and take the fun into your own yard or nearby park where you can play by your own rules and laugh your heart out together.
There are many indoor family activities that you can try on some more lazy days, but every time you see the opportunity to take your family on a sport adventure, take it, because you’ll be able to experience many different situations, get various health benefits and even inspire your kids to take up a new hobby or spark up some new interests for them.
This is my family at my youngest sister’s playoff soccer game. It was so much fun to be able to come together as a family to cheer her on.
If you have been following me on Instagram then you know that our family has been going hiking every weekend rain or shine. I completely agree with Zara!
Hiking and mountain climbing is very fun for all age groups which makes it perfect for a family outing.