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Fun Ways to Improve Health & Wellness for Your Family

This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Fun Ways to Improve Health & Wellness for Your Family

Like most parents, my daughter is the most important person in my life. I am always on the lookout for the best ways to give her the best life possible although sometimes I feel I have dropped the ball. That mom guilt kicks in when I realize a whole weekend has passed and we barely moved off of the couch.

It’s nice to know that we spent a lot of time together but I would like to encourage more physical activity because I feel better when we get a little exercise in during our time together. That doesn’t mean we have to go for a jog or do push ups because there are plenty of ways to improve your health while having fun.

Improve Health, Tips and Fun ideas for families

It seems I am not the only one who feels this way as “I Feel Better When’ is a key mantra for Boys & Girls Clubs of America as we start this new year.

This phrase is all about how small behavioral changes can have a long term positive effect on your entire family’s lives. Triple Play is focused on making these healthy lifestyle changes at a young age.

Triple Play is The Boys & Girls Club of America’s health and wellness program that serves young people by giving them the tools along with the knowledge necessary to put them on the path to making better choices throughout life.

The Boys and Girls Club of America receives national support from The Amerigroup Foundation and Coca-Cola making it possible to operate Triple Play.

I love the inspirational message of getting out with your family and taking steps to improve health while having fun. When I was a kid The Boys & Girls Club of America allowed me to enjoy fun activities and get outside to have fun. As an adult, I have supported the Boys & Girls Club of America by attending events that they host in the area.

Here in Cedar Rapids they offer a fishing contest every year called Fish-O-Rama which encourages the entire community to bring their family out for a day of fishing for prizes. Every tagged fish you catch gets you a prize and the entry fee goes to The Boys & Girls Club of America, it’s a lot of fun!

This has inspired me to compile a list of fun activities that your entire family can enjoy while getting some physical activity.

Improve Health, Tips and Fun ideas for families

Warm Weather Activities

  • Go for a Hike
  • Play Frisbee Golf
  • Go for a Bike Ride
  • Play Catch
  • Rollerblading
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Walk the Dog

Improve Health, Tips and Fun ideas for families

Cold Weather Activities

  • Build a Snowman
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowball Fight
  • Visit Museums
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Walk the local Mall
  • Go Bowling
  • Dance

No matter what time of year it is, there are plenty of physical activities to keep your family moving. These activities will improve health and wellness as well as help your family stay connected through fun physical play. Head over to the Boys & Girls Club website to learn more about the Triple Play program.

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What are some ways your family stays active to help improve health and wellness through play? Leave a comment below to let me know some ways your family stays active and be sure to pin this post for when you need some ideas on how to keep your family active.


Monday 13th of February 2017

Winter always brings on new challenges when it comes to keeping the kids active. We get them involved in after school activites at the school and the local community center. My wife and I both run and enjoy it, the kids are not big fans but do it a few times a week. There is a group run on Thursdays that we do as a family at the local shoe store and often participate in 5k races. They also like sledding and going to the indoor trampoline park.

marleneA harris

Friday 3rd of February 2017

love your post great information


Friday 27th of January 2017

Makes me quite happy when I see a list like this and get to check most of them off as things we already do. Very affirming!


Friday 27th of January 2017

We have always thought about geocaching together. It sounds like a lot of fun.


Friday 27th of January 2017

Not unless we travel out of town, we are usually just at home when it's cold outside. We need to do more of those activities. Thanks for the ideas!