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Many would agree, and say, that they believe fitness is good for their health and well-being; but only about half of us exercise three or more days a week. Fitness increases lung capacity, muscle tone, and blood flow. It stimulates your brain, sharpens listening skills, and improves problem-solving skills. Fitness delays age-associated memory loss. It reduces your risk of diabetes and high cholesterol. Fitness strengthens your immune system. It lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. Fitness increases self-esteem and self-image. It lowers levels of stress and anxiety. Fitness is good for us.

As a homeschool mom, I know how busy life can be and how time just slips away from us, sometimes; but we must make it a priority to be healthy and fit. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reads: “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” We must schedule family fitness, so we can bring glory to God.

Instead of dreading a workout routine, try adding some active games and aerobic activities to your day. Need some ideas? Here is our family fitness list:

  • Bowling
  • Dancing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Jumping Rope
  • Roller Skating
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tag
  • Tennis
  • Walking

I would like to encourage you to sit down with your family, and make a list of active games you enjoy. Then plan out your family fitness schedule and just do it! Active games and aerobic exercise help your heart, lungs, and body stay healthy and fit.

Happy Homeschooling!


Welcome to My Happy Homeschool! My name is Susan Reed and my heart’s desire is to encourage the homeschool mom to live out God’s calling and stay the course.

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"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).