Leading an active lifestyle is something that you strive for, but don't always achieve. Having a family is a lot of work — and after organizing everyone's schedules, you may feel like there is little time to fit in exercise for yourself. If you're not the kind of person who can wake up at 5 a.m. to get in a workout, it's time to get creative. 

Combining family time and exercise is a fun way to bond while keeping everyone healthy. Incorporating active time into your family schedule will show your kids that fitness and feeling energetic is a priority for you, and should be for them as well. 

You don't have to look too far to discover ways you and the kids can get up and get moving. Consider these nine ideas to get you started.

1. Yoga

Little kids will especially love moving their body to resemble the animals some poses are named after. Yoga is a great family activity for rainy days or after sports games. 

2. Kickball

Get a neighborhood game of kickball going with adults and children. Everyone on the block will want a piece of the fun!

3. Biking

Take a family bike trip through a local park or around the neighborhood. 

4. Dance

Grab some glow bracelets, turn down the lights, and crank up the music! Everyone in the family can take turns playing DJ while the others boogie down. 

5. Walking

You don't have to stick to your own neighborhood. Explore an area of town on foot and see what you discover along the way. 

6. Roller Skate

Strap on some skates and hit your local roller rink for some family fun and skating. 

7. Jump Rope

This can be a fun activity for some friendly competition. Who can do the most jumps in one minute? Who can jump backward the most times? 

8. Swimming

In warmer months, swimming will do more than cool you off. It is an excellent way to boost health while beating the heat. 

9. Hike

Get out in the woods and hike a trail together. To fight boredom, give little ones plastic baggies to collect some nature finds along the way. 

What other fitness activities will the kids love? Share with us in the comments!

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