Summer is a great time to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy being active as a family. The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and everyone just seems to be in a better mood, all around. In North Texas, the summer sun can be brutal at midday, so plan any outdoor activities in the high sun to include plenty of water, sun hats, and sunscreen. |
Whether you decide to stay indoors or explore the greater North Texas area, there are endless choices for families in the Trophy Club area.
Dinosaur Valley, Glen Rose TX – If you’ve never been to Glen Rose, you need to make it your family’s next weekend excursion destination. This beautiful area is home to creekside trails and family fun of every kind. You can camp out with your family, wade in the river, go tubing, or just enjoy the nature trails on your own. Playgrounds, running rivers, cliffs, and geological formations make Dinosaur Valley an unforgettable experience.
Trampoline Parks – Whether you have small children or not, everyone enjoys time at trampoline parks. Even if you have a family trampoline in the backyard, the many trampoline parks in the area offer hours of fun with foam battle stations, piles of foam to swim through, dodge ball courts, and yards and yards of bouncy pathways. Don’t believe me? Try it! You won’t believe how much fun you’ll have, and you burn loads of calories in the process.
Indoor Paintball or Nerf Wars – Another fun family activity that gets you out of the heat can be found at Nerf and paintball facilities, such as GatSplat. You can also DIY your Nerf battles with a little intentional planning. Gather your darts, define your boundaries and plan a game of capture the flag in your corner of the neighborhood.
Evening Walks – If your family rarely has the time to eat together, take advantage of the long days to fit an evening family walk into your schedule. Whether you walk in silence or choose to chat, a 30-45 minute walk every day can do wonders for your overall health, at any age. Grab the dog, pull on some shoes and get outside. An evening stroll, three times a week, is the fastest, easiest way to add some ad hoc exercise to your life
Hike in Nature – You may feel stuck in suburbia, but there are several local destinations if you long to get lost in the woods. Read my article on the best local hiking/running trails for a handful of nearby destinations. Several local parks have recreation and sporting facilities, as well, should you be looking for a spot to throw or kick the ball around with your family.
Get Out There! Your Body Will Thank You!
Almost a third of Americans are overweight, and a sedentary lifestyle is the most common reason for it. It really doesn’t matter what you do with your family, as long as you get out of your comfort zone and plan an activity that gets you moving! Just a couple of sessions of moderate activity added to your week can improve your cardiovascular health and overall wellness.
Dr. Cody Doyle practices Chiropractic and Acupuncture and serves the Trophy Club, TX community. Learn more about healing a musculoskeletal medical condition with complementary therapies at Doyle Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
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