MVP #GenerationGo: Creative Recreation (& a $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!)

Like I said before, I’m one of  the MVP Generation Go Ambassadors and my job is to bring you helpful and healthy tips so you and your family can live a better life, or at least try.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been posting different ways on how you can keep your whole family active and healthy by eating right and exploring your community.

This week’s topic is Creative Recreation.

Creative Recreation is very important for the growth and development of recognition in every culture of the world.  Play is important for promoting capabilities and social awareness within children.

There are lots of ways for children to stay active, even in their own backyards.

Here are ways my kids stay active:

1) Basketball:  A few months ago, my husband came home with a basketball hoop for our backyard and it has become a family affair.  We all go outside after dinner and we each take turns dribbling the ball and trying to make hoops.   I’m not much of a sports girl but what surprised me was that I’m almost as good as my husband.  I surprised myself plus my kids — that alone makes me proud.  And they call me old. HA!

2) Scooter:  My 6-year-old daughter has A LOT of energy, sometimes too much.  With all that energy, I’m glad she has a scooter to burn all that energy off.  She loves it.  She’s also allowed to play inside since it’s a small scooter and doesn’t take up much room when she’s riding up and down the hallway.

3) Bubbles: Who doesn’t love bubbles? Even as an adult, I love to play with bubbles.  It’s an activity that requires some running (of course, you’ve got to chase the bubbles to pop them) and some creativity. My kids love to see who blows the biggest bubble.

4) Bike Riding: Obviously, we all know that bike riding is one of the best activities to do.  It keeps you fit, strengthens your legs and gets your heart-rate going.  The only bad thing is trying to get my son into it.  He’s not much of a bike fan but we’re still trying.

5) Water: It’s nature’s free-play.  You can do so many things with water. Since we don’t have a pool, we play with the water hose.  It’s fantastic for those hot, humid days — Grab a hose and just start spraying.  It’s a great way to cool off and burn some calories.  How? By running away from the person who’s holding the hose! lol


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Disclosure: I am an MVP Generation Go ambassador. MVP Has provided me with compensation for this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own.