It may sound boring to some, but walking is one of the best forms of exercise that kids and their adult friends can get. It’s especially helpful for kids that are not used any form of physical exertion and for parents of any age and level of physical fitness.
Walking is a very general term and can include a lot of things. It can range from an easy stroll through your local park to hiking up a mountain. Kids as young as two can go out for a simple walk with a parent, but you should probably hold off on more ambitious hikes until your kids are five or six. Either way, it's a great opportunity to see the world, get in touch with nature and stay in shape. Walking and hiking can be beneficial for balance, coordination and leg strength, while building self-esteem, family bonding and creating environmental awareness.
If you want to spice up your walk to motivate your kids, you can combine the activity with a little mission. Depending on the season and location, you can pick flowers or try to find mushrooms. Or you can collect items like pinecones, sticks, shells and rocks that and put them in a decorative glass jar. Over time, the glass jar will be filled up with pieces of nature and family memories.