Looking for new activities that will fit into your busy schedule? Try these tips to get you and your kids moving more:
- Dance to your favorite music. Or, dance to your kid's favorite music!
- Limit your "screen time"- the time you spend in front of the TV, video games or computer (for non-school work) - to 2 hours each day.
- Be active while watching TV. Use a stationary bike, treadmill, stair climber, or small weights.
- No equipment, no problem: Pilates, yoga, and tai chi are great for toning, balance and flexibility.
- Stretch! Stretch! Stretch!
- Play with your kids: shoot some hoops, jump rope, or play tag.
- Walk your kids to school or volunteer to chaperone a Walking School Bus.
- Take family walks after dinner.
- Go for a run or ride your bike. Or, run and have your kids bike beside you. Choose child-safe routes.
- Walk to the grocery store and to other errands.
- Plant a garden.
- Mow the lawn, with a rotary mower.
- Learn a new sport: tennis, hiking, or rollerblading.
- Massachusetts has so many state parks, forests and other open lands. Explore them all. Find them here (links to the list below).
Things to do in Massachusetts
Trustees of the Reservations
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Department of Travel and Tourism
The Emerald Necklace
The Arnold Arboretum
The Cape Cod National Seashore
The Wildlands Trust
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Natural Bridge State Park
Mount Greylock State Reservation
Bridge of Flowers
Lynn Heritage Park
Lawrence Heritage State Park
Purgatory Chasm State Park
The Boston Common Frog Pond
Public Gardens & the Swan Boats
The Commonwealth Avenue Mall
The Back Bay Fens
The Olmstead Park
Franklin Park and Zoo
Walden Pond State Reservation
Looking for even bigger adventures?
Zip Line Tours
Berkshire East Canopy Tours
Crabapple Whitewater Rafting
Zoar Outdoor Whitewater Rafting