Spring into Action! 7 Simple Ways to Get Your Family Excercising Outside

Photo by: Lizzie Heiselt
Yoga in the Yard
Hold a pose and breathe in that fresh spring air. See who can hold the pose longer: you or the kids!
Related: 12 ways to sneak workout time into your day
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Photo by: Lizzie Heiselt
Yoga in the Yard
Hold a pose and breathe in that fresh spring air. See who can hold the pose longer: you or the kids!
Related: 12 ways to sneak workout time into your day
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Thu, Mar 14, 2013 3:06 PM EDT

After months of freezing days and early nights, I'm seeing the first hints that spring is coming: little bits of greenery popping up here and there, a sky that is still light when my husband comes home from work, temperatures that are above freezing for most of the day. Spring is a great time to redouble your fitness efforts and give yourself a better chance at making exercise not just a habit, but a lifestyle. Recent studies suggest that getting outside to exercise has greater benefits than exercising indoors. But getting outdoors can also make committing to regular exercise easier and more enjoyable. Since we're all practically running to embrace spring, we might as well make daily outings, and daily exercise, a part of our life. Click through for 7 awesome ideas to get you (and the kids!) out the door and into the warmer weather! -By Lizzie Heiselt

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