Exercise Excuses — Busted!
Find the motivation to work out with these excuse-proof tips for the whole family. Plus, get healthy eating tips, exercise ideas, and more ways to shape up with Parenting’s Fit Generation 2012!
Get Them Going
The excuse: My child is too young to do much—and there are only so many times I can take her to the park or out for a walk.
The fix: Do a little bit of digging and you're bound to find other options. Call local yoga and dance studios or gymnastics academies—many of them offer classes geared to toddlers or have open gym times where you can drop in and have fun. Have a baby? Don't mistake your tot's immobility for your own. Get a child trailer for your bike, or look into stroller-friendly nature walks or hiking trails near your home (Google the phrase “nature trails” along with your zip code).