While arts and crafts are great fun, and are certainly intellectually stimulating, you have to admit that they’re not the best way to keep your waistline in shape. All of that sitting around certainly isn’t great for burning calories, and the constant flow of treats your crafty friends endlessly try to tempt you with can put you right in the danger zone! However, there are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure that your crafty family stays healthy.
Staying healthy as a crafty family can actually be quite simple, as all of your family members are specifically positioned to be creative and to meet a challenge. This means that you can do interesting and creative thing with your meals, and introduce healthy options as part of a challenge to your family. For example, challenging your crafty family to make a salad using ten low-fat ingredients, or to bake a standard menu item using half of the fat or sugar required by the recipe is one great way of staying healthy while keeping your family engaged. A fantastic option for shifting the pounds is going for a horse ride. Once you have your horse insurance sorted going for a lovely ganter through the local area can do wonders for the waistline of a consummate crafter.
Participating in fun types of physical activity can be fun for a crafty family, too. Opt for fun and unusual sports such as ultimate frisbee, poi, and juggling balls, as all of these will keep your crafty family engaged and interested, and they won’t feel as though they’re being made to exercise. Encouraging your crafty family to make their own exercise equipment, such as decorating a hula hoop, or making their own balls out of rice-filled balloons is another way to get them moving and active, keeping your crafty family healthy.
Awareness is key, too, so take the time to put together a chart highlighting the importance of healthy eating and exercise. No doubt your family will love to take part in this activity!