Being physically active can be more fun when you’re with someone you love — your grandchildren.
Here are some tips for being active with those special young ones in your life. Shared time — no matter what the activity — is bonding time.
Infants and Toddlers
- Take them for walks in the stroller and rides on your bike. Don’t forget your helmets.
- Play games that get your bodies moving — Wheels on the Bus, Pretend We’re Animals and Hide-and-Seek.
- Sign up for baby yoga or exercise classes.
- Try baby-friendly swimming classes.
- Walk to the park and push their swing.
- Play catch, kickball, basketball or soccer.
- Go swimming or biking together.
- Play a video fitness game together and see who wins!
Teens and Young Adults
- Participate in activities that interest them. Try hiking, fishing, skating or tennis.
- Go golfing or swimming. Invite them to join you in physical activities that require two people, like doubles tennis.
- Ask them to help you in the garden or with heavy-duty household chores.
This material is provided by Go4Life, the exercise and physical activity campaign for adults over 50 from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
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