Hobbies to Keep Your Family Active and Healthy

Enjoying active hobbies can boost your physical stamina, memory skills, and thinking abilities. Additionally, you can enhance family bonds and relationships. If you don’t know where to start, here are some ideas to get you on a way to having fun.

Bike the Blues Away

Biking isn’t just for children, and it’s a fun way to enjoy the outdoors while burning calories. This meaningful activity reduces stress and boosts your mood. You can also do something good for the environment and save money when you substitute biking for driving occasionally.

Even if you don’t have any bikes, you can still enjoy this activity. Just head down to the local bike shop, rent some and take the family out for some cycling fun. You just might get hooked and end up getting your own so that you can enjoy this activity regularly.

Stay Young with Yoga

If you seem too intimidated to try yoga because you’re worried about flexibility or lack of fitness, don’t worry. Yoga encompasses many different types to suit any activity level. It boosts energy, promotes cardiovascular health and increases physical strength.

Yoga is a path to mindfulness, which leads to increased productivity and less stress. Yes, even children can do yoga. Many studios offer family classes and coupon deals.

Go Swimming and Learn Survival Skills

Swimming is an important skill that everyone should learn, especially young children. While you can combine this activity with other outdoor events in the summer, you’re not limited by the warm season. Many communities have indoor pools that are open year-round.

Grow with Gardening

Kids are naturals when it comes to playing in the dirt. Instill a love for nature early on by teaching them how to take good care of plants. Children will not only feel accomplished when they can grow beautiful flowers, but they might also eat more vegetables when they had a hand in growing them.

However, you don’t need to have children to enjoy this hobby. Tending to baby seedlings and watching them grow into adult plants is one of the most rewarding tasks. Gardening can promote self-esteem, decrease stress, improve dexterity and enhance hand strength.


Crazy Over the Cornhole Game

The game of cornhole is also known as bags, tailgate toss, corn toss or baggo. This social sport is just competitive enough to satisfy your urge to win, but it’s an inclusive activity. Whether you’re athletic, non-athletic, small, big, tall, short, weak or strong, you have a chance to win.

All you need is a flat surface, two cornhole boards and four bags for each team. You can play this game with two or four participants.





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  1. What fabulous ideas. I haven’t played cornhole in ages! I must remedy that. I wish I could garden but I have a black thumb.

  2. robin rue says:

    We’ve been into biking a lot lately! We hike a lot, too. I think it’s so important to stay active and the best way to do that is to get the whole family involved.

  3. Those are all great suggestions for spring and fall. I am looking forward to getting back to bike riding with my son once the weather is milder.

  4. We love to play cornhole with the kids and grandkids! Biking is a fun activity as well. It’s such a great way to stay active.

  5. These are all great ideas. We really would love to all own bikes to go biking when the weather cools down. I have never played cornhole before, but it sounds like a fun game.

  6. We love cornhole! I bought my hubs a set a few years ago and we use it all the time. It’s a great family game to have.

  7. These sound like great summer activities. Everyone in our area plays the corn hole game. Many make their own version to play.

  8. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms

    I used to play cornhole back in college, it’s fun. Swimming is another good way to get exercise.

  9. THese are great ideas to keep everyone active. We love gardening and it’s a lot of work but it’s satisfying when the lawn looks nice. Even the kids like to help out!

  10. sara lafountain says:

    We love to do family yoga and active games on the Wii. Keeping the family active is especially important in the winter!

  11. These all sound like great hobbies to do as a family! I think staying active together makes it fun!

  12. We are always looking for ways to stay active, especially because winters are cold and long where we live. These are all great ideas, especially doing things together as a family.

  13. We love to play cornhole for our tailgating events! We have a CU Buffs cornhole set!

  14. Bike riding is something our family always enjoys doing together. My kids especially like going up to Mackinac and taking a loop around the island.

  15. Yoga and Biking are some of the activities that we love. As a family Yoga is a great way to keep fit not only physically, but it does great wonders for the mind and the soul.

  16. Ron Leyba says:

    This is awesome. Thanks for this list of hobbies. Love the cornhole game too!

  17. I made a garden with my boys last spring. We had a lot of fun and I can’t wait until Winter is over so we can stay again.

  18. Gardening is one of the best things to do as a family. We did it growing up and now I am passing that tradition along! (Not to mention, it’s a great way to get everyone outside and away from electronics!)

  19. Gardening is so much fun. I really have always love taking care of plants and watching them grow.

  20. amber cheras says:

    such great ideas can’t wait to try these!

  21. Our Family World says:

    As active as my boys are, it is always a challenge to find activities for them to engage in that would help them burn that excess energy. Thank for your suggestions. The Cornhole would be a nice thing to have in our backyard. They boys can engage in some healthy competition with each other.

  22. All of those sound like fun activities to participate in. I have never done the crazy over the cornhole game, but I am always up for trying new games. Thanks for all the great ideas here.

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