Let's Talk About Fitness

What are your favorite health and fitness tips to share with others?

Certainly everyone who's had success getting fit and/or losing weight has
some valuable information to share.

Perhaps it's trading the treadmill for a hike in nature. Joining a recreational
team on base. Exercising before you eat. Or, a great combination of weight
training and cardio.

Whatever it is, why not share it with other families who are looking for new
ideas in reaching their fitness goals?

Posted by on 1st April, 2011 | Comments (9)


Training & Healthy Eating

Every Sunday, the family does a full day of activity, starting off with a nutritious breakfast with all involved - fruit, oatmeal, vegetable juice, non fat milk, miso soup and grilled salmon, followed by completing household chores such as washing clothes, vacuuming all rooms, dusting and tidying up, followed by a nutritious lunch comprised of a salad, grilled chicken and the fruit of choice. The next two hours are spend bicycling to the fitness center to do a cross training session after which an hour of playing volleyball rounds out the training session. Each week, it is up to one family member to take the lead in planning all meals and training. Many times, two to three friends of our daughters join us to really make it a fun deal.

Posted on 3 April, 2011 by Naomi


My only tip for this one is to be consistent with your fitness plan. You can't stop your activities after you reach your goals you must maintain the healthy diet and fitness plan to be successful.

Posted on 8 April, 2011 by Burns Family


Eating 6 small meals a day and incorporating strength training into your fitness plan.
I believe a positive attitude about working out makes a huge difference in achieving your goals. I like to think of it as a treat to myself.

Posted on 13 April, 2011 by Walters in AK


A health and fitness tip I’d like to share with families is to encourage each family member to find an activity they enjoy doing and turn it into a family tradition. Families can begin making healthy food choices by planning meals together. Start by make a shopping list of smart food choices and encourage children to help shop for them. In the kitchen encourage children to participate in preparing meals. Life skills are developed when children learn to cut, peel, slice, and grade fresh fruits and vegetables. Children may also be more willing to try new foods if they take part in preparing them. So this weekend begin by making a veggie tray or a fruit salad together and make preparing healthy food choices a family tradition.

Posted on 14 April, 2011 by Sheri


My health and fitness tip to share with others is to find an activity that you love to do and find a way to incorporate the whole family. My family loves to play sports and we own two dogs. We walk our dogs to the softball field and while we throw balls for the dogs to chase, our family will play catch and hit softballs together. We are able to spend quality time together as a family, have fun doing it, and benefit by getting exercise at the same time.

Posted on 14 April, 2011 by Christy


Key word to getting fit is Stay BUSY! Every sunday we take off for a family day trip. Monday is take a long walking trip that day. Tuesday is gymnastic and bowling(Mom & Dad), Wednesday is gym work out day. Thursday is gym workout day, and Famiy bowling night. Friday is day trip, and bowling that night for Dad; then Mom and the boys have fun together. Saturday boys go bowling bright and early, then rest of the day is family trip or family help day to plant flowers or clean up a park. We are always on the go. Since we start the family fit my husband has been riding his bike to work and back home, and I've been losing weight every week, and enjoying it.

Posted on 14 April, 2011 by Clark family


My health and fitness tip is to find a fitness plan that will fit for the family. I walk my two dogs in the morning before work and in the evening I run with the dogs when I get off work. I choose health eating for my meals. I also make sure I don't eat after a certain time in the evening. This is how I keep fit and healthy.

Posted on 15 April, 2011 by Brandy Chesscher


Exercise has many positive effects on your metabolism, your body and your mind. It sounds simple, but the more exercise you do, the more calories you burn. By exercising regularly you can force your metabolism to operate more efficiently. Exercise has many positive impacts on your body. A mixture of cardiovascular exercise and weight training can really help your body to function better. Cardiovascular exercise improves your circulation, strengthens your lungs and gets your heart working. Weight training helps you build strength and power. The thought of going to the gym and working out doesn't appeal to everyone, but fitness is what you make it! Walking the dog, playing sports, cycling...even gardening, all count towards your daily exercise!

Posted on 16 April, 2011 by Sarah


One day out of every weekend is spent either walking or bicycling to the
fitness center to do an indoor spinning class, zumba and circuit training,
followed by our family ending up in a mini volleyball practice in one of
the multi purpose courts. Burning calories plus having a great time!

Posted on 19 April, 2011 by Coleman

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